This brief section takes the two previously created custom VBA functions (Reflect() and Chart_Reflect()) and use them to create the data for both the incident and the reflected bundles of rays within the same table. The data is then plotted on the same chart with the mirror and the result is a preliminary model which you can experiment with. [sociallocker][/sociallocker]… Read More... "Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 5"

This section is dedicated to modeling physics in Excel 2003 standard.

## A Preliminary 2D Ray Tracing Demo for Spherical Mirrors in Excel

This is a demonstrative model for 2D spherical mirror ray tracing in Excel. It works in Excel 2003 at about 40 frames per second and in Excel 2007 at about 4 frames per second. You can start it in a hands-off demo mode by clicking the “Fully Automatic Demo” button and at any time you can hit the the “Demo… Read More... "A Preliminary 2D Ray Tracing Demo for Spherical Mirrors in Excel"

## Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 4

This section begins by charting the incident rays on the same 2D acatter chart with the mirror and then explains how to derive the Cartesian coordinates for a “final” point which together with the point of incidence will define the reflected ray. A custom VBA function is created for this purpose. [sociallocker][/sociallocker] Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray… Read More... "Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 4"

## Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 3

This section explains explains how to implement the formulas that define the emergent (reflected) rays into a custom VBA function. Though geometrically the last two presentation might look a little elaborate, just be patient and follow the presentation, or even better try to just sneak peek and do it yourself. All this derivation is done based on first principles and some basic… Read More... "Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 3"

## Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 2

This section explains the illumination setup by using an artificial star, derives the equations of the incident rays and also solves the system of equations for finding the exact coordinates of the points where the incident rays hit the mirror. Looking at the sign of the determinant of a quadratic equation involved in finding the intersection between an incoming ray… Read More... "Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 2"

## Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 1

This is a first post of an introduction to optics series and it explain how to create a 2D ray tracing model for a spherical mirror. This section deals with the creation and charting of the mirror using a parametric equation for a circle. [sociallocker][/sociallocker] Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 1… Read More... "Introduction to Geometrical Optics – a 2D ray tracing Excel model for spherical mirrors – Part 1"

## A Legacy 3D Octal Planetary Model

This is an older model of planetary motion in 3D containing eight planets. A video preview can be watched here. [sociallocker][/sociallocker] Read More... "A Legacy 3D Octal Planetary Model"

## Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #5

This part of the tutorial demonstrates the Fourier transform operation in a few cases of periodic and non-periodic signals, such as an AM signal, an FM signal, a rectangular non repetitive signal and a cardinal sine signal. The last slide contains an application to the scaling property of the Fourier transform on a non-repetitive time signal. It actually shows that… Read More... "Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #5"

## Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #4

The previous sections explains the creation of a discrete Fourier transform model in Excel. This section and the following one will use the model to calculate and chart the Fourier transform in several cases of periodic and non-periodic signals. [sociallocker][/sociallocker] A Fourier Transform Model in Excel, part #4 by George Lungu – This is a tutorial about the implementation of… Read More... "Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #4"

## Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #3

The previous sections of the tutorial handled the basic formulas behind building a Fourier model and creating a set of input functions. This section deals with formula implementation on the spreadsheet, the brief VBA code and the charting of the Fourier transform components. [sociallocker][/sociallocker] A Fourier Transform Model in Excel #3 by George Lungu – This is a tutorial about… Read More... "Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #3"

## Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #2

In this tutorial the Excel implementation of a Fourier transform is discussed. Seven input signals are created among which sinusoidal, rectangular and combinations of them. A Dirac impulse, an amplitude modulated (AM) signal and a frequency modulated (FM) signal are also added among the input signal options. [sociallocker][/sociallocker] A Fourier Transform Model in Excel #2 by George Lungu – This is… Read More... "Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #2"

## Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #1

This is a basic tutorial about implementation of a standard Fourier transform model in Excel. It is not an introduction to Fourier analysis. You could choose to familiarize yourself with the subject before proceeding with this tutorial. Solving a few Fourier transform excersises would be of help too. Essentially, this part shows you how to adapt the general Fourier formula for a continuous real… Read More... "Spectral Analysis – a Fourier transform tutorial – part #1"

## Brownian Motion Animation – a 2D random walk diffusion tutorial

This is a tutorial about the creation of an animated diffusion model based on the random walk principle. There are two different models, one based on a lattice style diffusion (the particles can move in a series of steps of a fixed distance, but only in multiples of a 90 degree angles: 0, 90, 180, 270) and another one based… Read More... "Brownian Motion Animation – a 2D random walk diffusion tutorial"

## A 2D Random Walk Animation Tutorial

This tutorial explains how to build two animated random walk models, one where the particle is confined to square grid and one where the particle is free to step in any direction. The first model is adequate for modeling particle movement in solids while the second is more fit for modeling particle diffusion motion in fluids. [sociallocker][/sociallocker] A 2D Random… Read More... "A 2D Random Walk Animation Tutorial"