Chahid K. Ghaddar
Unconventional Calculus Spreadsheet Functions
194 - 200
2016
10
4
International Journal of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10004374
https://publications.waset.org/vol/112
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
The spreadsheet engine is exploited via a nonconventional mechanism to enable novel worksheet solver functions for computational calculus. The solver functions bypass inherent restrictions on builtin 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 deferentialalgebraic equations. Incorporation of the worksheet solver functions with the ubiquitous spreadsheet extend the utility of the latter as a powerful tool for computational mathematics.
Open Science Index 112, 2016