TY - JFULL
AU - Chahid K. Ghaddar
PY - 2016/5/
TI - Unconventional Calculus Spreadsheet Functions
T2 - International Journal of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
SP - 193
EP - 200
VL - 10
SN - 1307-6892
UR - https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10004374
PU - World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
NX - Open Science Index 112, 2016
N2 - The spreadsheet engine is exploited via a non-conventional mechanism to enable novel worksheet solver functions for computational calculus. The solver functions bypass inherent restrictions on built-in math and user defined functions by taking variable formulas as a new type of argument while retaining purity and recursion properties. The enabling mechanism permits integration of numerical algorithms into worksheet functions for solving virtually any computational problem that can be modelled by formulas and variables. Several examples are presented for computing integrals, derivatives, and systems of deferential-algebraic equations. Incorporation of the worksheet solver functions with the ubiquitous spreadsheet extend the utility of the latter as a powerful tool for computational mathematics.
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