# Excel Tips and Tricks for Engineers

Learn to use excel in order to solve engineering problems

The goal of this course is to teach you ways you can use excel in order to solve engineering problems in the real world and create worksheets that are easy to navigate. To follow along and make the most out of this course it is recommended that you have the latest version of Excel installed on your computer and have used excel at least once for an assignment or personal project. To enhance your learning experience, I went ahead created short review lessons for some of the math topics and included homework assignments in each lecture for you to check your understanding before proceeding to the next lecture. Moreover, I structured this course so that each lesson is independent from each other. This means you can skip ahead to the part that interests you the most. As far as the course syllabus goes, we are going to start by reviewing the basic matrix operations and calculus operations such as matrix addition, subtraction, derivatives etc. Afterwards, we will learn ways to solve multivariable systems of equations in excel using the excel solver module, create interactive graphs, program logic to our worksheets, and ultimately unlock the power of the VLOOKUP function. As you watch these lectures I highly encourage you to email me with questions if some part of the lecture is unclear or whether you would like some academic advice as you take your first steps as an engineer.

What you’ll learn

• Learn to do matrix math in excel.
• Learn to do derivatives and integrals in excel.
• Solve single and multivariable equations.
• Optimize systems using excel solver.
• Create better fitting curves for your data.
• Use the VLOOKUP function effectively.
• Learn to use conditionals and perform logic tests on data.
• Make interactive worksheets using sliders, checkboxes, comments and dropdown boxes.

Course Content

• Introduction –> 1 lecture • 3min.
• Matrix Operations in Excel Part 1 –> 2 lectures • 17min.
• Matrix Operations in Excel Part 2 –> 2 lectures • 14min.
• Integrals and Derivatives in Excel –> 1 lecture • 10min.
• Conditionals in Excel –> 1 lecture • 12min.
• Data extraction into Excel –> 1 lecture • 4min.
• Using goal seek to solve equations with one variable –> 1 lecture • 5min.
• Excel Solver applications for engineers –> 2 lectures • 10min.
• Creating Interactive Workbooks using sliders, checkboxes etc. –> 1 lecture • 12min.
• Unlocking the power of the VLOOKUP function –> 1 lecture • 11min.

Requirements

• Must have excel installed on your computer..

The goal of this course is to teach you ways you can use excel in order to solve engineering problems in the real world and create worksheets that are easy to navigate. To follow along and make the most out of this course it is recommended that you have the latest version of Excel installed on your computer and have used excel at least once for an assignment or personal project. To enhance your learning experience, I went ahead created short review lessons for some of the math topics and included homework assignments in each lecture for you to check your understanding before proceeding to the next lecture. Moreover, I structured this course so that each lesson is independent from each other. This means you can skip ahead to the part that interests you the most. As far as the course syllabus goes, we are going to start by reviewing the basic matrix operations and calculus operations such as matrix addition, subtraction, derivatives etc. Afterwards, we will learn ways to solve multivariable systems of equations in excel using the excel solver module, create interactive graphs, program logic to our worksheets, and ultimately unlock the power of the VLOOKUP function. As you watch these lectures I highly encourage you to email me with questions if some part of the lecture is unclear or whether you would like some academic advice as you take your first steps as an engineer.

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