- Title Computer Programming in Fortran 77
- Author(s) Elizabeth D. Rather, Edward K. Conklin
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 3rd edition (September 8, 2007)
- Paperback : 274 pages
- Language: English
- License(s): CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
- ISBN-10 : 1419675494
- ISBN-13 : 978-1419675492
Book Description – Computer Programming in Fortran 77 pdf
Computer Programming in Fortran 77 – FORTRAN is a programming language specially designed for scientists and engineers. For the past 30 years, FORTRAN has been used for projects such as the design of bridges and airplane structures, it is used for factory automation control, storm drainage design, analysis of scientific data, etc. Throughout the life of this language, groups of users have written libraries of useful standard Fortran programs. These programs can be borrowed and used by others who wish to take advantage of the expertise and experience of authors, in much the same way as borrowing a book from a library.
Fortran belongs to a class of high-level programming languages in which programs are written not directly in machine code but in an artificial, human-readable language. This source code consists of algorithms built using a set of standard constructs, each of which consists of a series of commands that define a primary operation with your data. In other words, an algorithm is a cookbook that specifies the input materials, operations with them and other data and finally returns one or more results depending on the function of this algorithm. Any source code must be compiled to obtain executable code that can be run on your computer. Compilation is done by a separate program, called a compiler, which translates your text-based source code into machine code that can be directly interpreted by your computer processor.
About The Author
Vaidyeswaran Rajaraman (born 1933) is an Indian engineer, academic and writer, known for his pioneering efforts in the field of Computer Science Education in India. He is credited with the establishment of the first academic program in computer science in India, which he helped initiate at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1965. An elected fellow of all the Indian science academies, he is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the highest Indian award in Science and Technology category for young scientists and several other honors including Om Prakash Bhasin Award and Homi Bhabha Prize. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honor of the Padma Bhushan, in 1998, for his contributions to science.