Editors: Mark A. Lau , Stephen J. Sugden

Applications of Spreadsheets in Education The Amazing Power of a Simple Tool

Personal Book: US $29 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $121
Printed Copy: US $107
Library Book: US $116
ISBN: 978-1-60805-592-0
eISBN: 978-1-60805-276-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080527691110101

Introduction

This e-book is devoted to the use of spreadsheets in the service of education in a broad spectrum of disciplines: science, mathematics, engineering, business, and general education. The effort is aimed at collecting the works of prominent researchers and educators that make use of spreadsheets as a means to communicate concepts with high educational value. The e-book brings some of the most recent applications of spreadsheets in education and research to the fore. To offer the reader a broad overview of the diversity of applications, carefully chosen articles from engineering (power systems and control), mathematics (calculus, differential equations, and probability), science (physics and chemistry), and education are provided. Some of these applications make use of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), a versatile computer language that further expands the functionality of spreadsheets.

The material included in this e-book should inspire readers to devise their own applications and enhance their teaching and/or learning experience.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Mark A. Lau
Universidad del Turabo
USA


Stephen J. Sugden
Bond University
Queensland
Australia




Contributor(s):
Sergei Abramovich
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
State University of New York at Potsdam
Potsdam
New York
USA


Jan Benacka
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Constantine the Philosopher University
Nitra
Slovakia


Barbara A. Gage
Department of Physical Sciences and Engineerin
Prince George's Community College
Largo
Maryland
USA


John F. Kros
Department of Marketing and Supply Management
East Carolina University
Greenville
North Carolina
USA


Sastry P. Kuruganty
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Universidad del Turabo
Gurabo
Puerto Rico
USA


Clarence C.Y. Kwan
DeGroote School of Business
McMaster University
Hamilton
Ontario
Canada


Timothy Kyng
Department of Actuarial Studies
Macquarie University
New South Wales
Australia


Nelson Lam
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Melbourne
Victoria
Australia


Mark A. Lau
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Universidad del Turabo
Gurabo
Puerto Rico
USA


Wee Leong Lee
School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University
Singapore


David Miller
Department of Mathematics
West Virginia University
Morgantown
West Virginia
USA


S. Scott Nadler
College of Business
University of Central Arkansas
Conway
Arkansas
USA


Scott A. Sinex
Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering
Prince George's Community College
Largo
Maryland
USA


William E. Singhose
The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta
Georgia
USA


Stephen J. Sugden
Faculty of Business
Bond University
Queensland
Australia


Leonie Tickle
Department of Actuarial Studies
Macquarie University
New South Wales
Australia


Elliot Tonkes
Director of Risk and Analytics
Energy Edge Pty Ltd
Brisbane
Australia


Leigh Wood
Faculty of Business and Economics
Macquarie University
New South Wales
Australia




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