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Dear Prof Azeem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Excel‎

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_constant

http://www.ebyte.it/library/educards/constants/MathConstants.html

http://pi.lacim.uqam.ca/eng/table_en.html‎

http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/MathematicalConstants.html

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=TWiUKWP-ACIC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=mathematical+c


1. Is it possible to input mathematical constants in cell/s using
functions in Excel ?.

For example : PI, e, Pythagoras constant, Omega Constant, Ramanujan - Soldner constant, Golden Ratio, Legendre's constant etc ?.

2. Will it be useful to create functions for inputting mathematical constants in excel spreadsheets (if not available) ?.


Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hi Prashant,

Pi is certainly a constant in Excel, and e can be obtained using EXP(1).  Users can define their own functions, constants included.  The usefulness depends on the frequency of use of the constant, but it's a nice feature to have.

Thanks for asking,
Azeem

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I welcome your questions on algebra, 2D and 3D geometry, parabolic functions and conic sections, and any other mathematical queries you may have.

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4 years as a drop-in and by-appointment tutor at Champlain College. Private tutor for dozens of clients over the past 8 years.

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