Decimal Separator in Excel

Depending on where you are in the world, the convention for a decimal separator is usually either a point “.”, or a comma “,”.  This article discusses the use of decimal separators as it related to Vortarus Technologies products. For Microsoft Excel, there are two ways to set what decimal separator is used in worksheets. …

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Types of Linkage Synthesis

Linkage synthesis is designing a linkage to meet a desired output.  Since most linkages are capable of complex motion, this has been a daunting task except for specific linkages with predictable motion.  In this article we will look at various types of linkage synthesis. Before getting to far, we need to define the term “precision …

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Slider Crank Inversions

The slider crank is a very common linkage that is found in a variety of machines.  The most recognizable version of the slider crank is found in an engine in the form of a crank shaft, connecting rod, piston, and cylinder.  This mechanism also comes in different forms called slider crank inversions. The slider crank …

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Monte Carlo Integration

This video shows how definite integrals can be estimated using Monte Carlo simulation.  A triple integral is estimated using Simulation Master. Other Resources Blog article on Monte Carlo integration. Tutorial on using the Simulation Master integration tool.   For more videos, visit our YouTube channel. Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.  Used with permission …

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