David A. Horner
North Central College, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540
Office: 132 Wentz Science Center
Office phone: (630) 637-5192
FAX: (630) 637-5180
Winter 2018 Office HoursMWF 10:00-11:40 a.m.
other times by appointment
My office hours vary slightly from week to week. Check the weekly calendar on my office door for precise times.
CHM/PHY 340: Thermodynamics
CHM 341: Kinetics, Quantum Theory, and Spectroscopy
PHY 105: Physics of Music
PHY 141: Physics I
PHY 142: Physics II
PHY 143: Physics III
PHY 151: Introduction to Special Relativity
PHY 244: Physics IV
PHY 245: Physics V: Quantum Physics
PHY 251: Solid State Physics
PHY 450: Advanced Laboratory
SCI 210: Landmark Discoveries in Natural Science
Computational Materials Science
Significant Figures Tutorial
Excel Tutorials & Examples
Getting Started with Excel
Graphing with Excel (includes information about trendlines and error bars)
How to do a Linear Regression with Excel (Excel's regression tool gives you the uncertainties on the slope & y-intercept)
Weighted Least Squares example (the proper way to do a linear regression when the uncertainties on the y values are not all the same)
Solver example (Solver is useful for doing nonlinear regressions)
MacroBundle Robert de Levie's free collection of ready-to-use Excel macros. Very useful for laboratory data analysis. A description of each macro as well as instructions for installing Macrobundle in Excel may be found at the beginning of the document.
Excel file with Macrobundle installed
Mathcad Tutorials & Examples (right-click and save file to your desktop, then open it with Mathcad)
Mathcad is installed on computers in Kroehler Science Center
Mathcad tutorial by S. Young & T. J. Zielinski, revised by D. A. Horner ( includes an introduction to error propagation)
Solving a System of Equations
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