Fortran 90 For Engineers
January 1995, ©1995
This brief introductory text teaches students how to write programs in Fortran 90. It covers programming basics, and uses a five-step method for solving engineering problems.
This text is suitable for a freshman level Introduction to Programming course in Engineering. It is particularly appropriate for a course in which students will be introduced to a number of different programming languages (i.e. Fortran, C++, Java)
Solving Problems with Fortran 90
Arithmetic Computations and Simple Programs
Engineering and Scientific Data Files
Additional Data Types
An Introduction to Pointers
Appendix A: Fortran 90 Intrinsic Functions
Solutions to Try It! Exercises
Answers to Selected Problems
- Five-step problem solving process. A five-step methodology for solving problems is used throughout the text. Each step is clearly identified to help students focus on the process of breaking a problem into smaller components and then addressing the smaller components throughout the text. The five steps are:
- State the problem clearly.
- Describe the input and the output.
- Work the problem by hand (or with a calculator) for a specific set of data.
- Develop a solution that is general in nature.
- Test the algorithm with a variety of data sets.
- Key Topics Covered - arithmetic computations, control structures, array processing, external procedures, and data types, and pointers.
- Includes real-world applications throughout.