Category Archives: Maths

Section Properties for Rotated Shapes

I have just posted an update to my section properties spreadsheet, last discussed at: Using Section Properties- Group The new version can be downloaded from: Section Properties07-Group.zip The main sheet provides section properties for a wide variety of defined shapes: This … Continue reading

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Numerical integration with on-sheet calculations

Following a comment here I have prepared a spreadsheet that works through the Tanh-Sinh Quadrature process with on-sheet calculations.  For that purpose Graeme Dennes has provided a simplified version of the code: QUAD_RODRIGUEZ_TANH_SINH for finite intervals. Translated from HP RPN … Continue reading

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LinEstGap with non-linear functions

The LinEstGap user defined function (UDF) allows the built-in Linest function to be used on data with empty cells or hidden rows, returning results that agree with the chart trend-line function, which automatically ignores blank cells and hidden data.  It … Continue reading

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Katherine Johnson, NASA Legend

Cartoon by Steve Breen from The San-Diego Union Tribune. More on Katherine Johnson.

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Asymmetric Catenary Function

Back in 2009, I posted a user defined function (UDF) to generate a catenary curve, that could be used together with the Excel Solver to generate a curve of a specified span and sag: A catenary function Following a discussion … Continue reading

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