Paperback: 1071 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (September 20, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2.2 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #611,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #19 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > Fortran #148 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > Visual Basic #710 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Microsoft Programming
This book is a fairly easy and simple introduction to Fortran 90. It is well directed towards the beginner and the beginner will most definitely profit from buying this book. The example codes are well chosen and the exercises provide ample practice in learning the basics of the language. The book covers much of the Fortran 90 syntax and the language reference in the appendix is handy. Presentation wise it is well constructed with a bi-colour approach which is good and makes the concepts easy to grasp, especially for a textbook, as compared to a one colour layout like a book with black print all over.
I recently bought this book from (Mar 2011). Nowhere among the information available at did it indicate that the book is now only printed on demand in a photocopiable format (advice from the publisher), ie it is a bound photocopy of the original. I was quite surprised and disappointed.The other reviews on the website are some years old and positive feedback re the quality of the printing and colour must relate to the original publication.The content seems to be as I would have expected, but I objected strongly to re paying $90 for a photocopy. They were quick to offer a $30 refund. I kept the book to avoid hassle sending it back and I needed the info, but in hindsight I would look at other options rather than paying even $60 for a photocopy.
FORTRAN isn't used as much now as other languages. Still, it serves as the basis for most programming languages; it can be used alongside others like C++, and visual basic.For engineering and financial applications involving a lot of math, a reference like this is still useful. I got this guide at a bargain basement price. The book is fairly extensive and complex, but contains programs that reinforce the book's concepts. I didn't have much difficulty following the book for my jr. college's course, even with the amount of reading required (it was a lot, about 5-7 hours a week at least). Now it serves as a reference in my electronic engineering bookshelf.
This book takes some time to work through and understand the examples. If you are willing to take the time and get your hands dirty with the programming you will finish this book with a very good foundation in Engineering software using Fortran.
CUDA Fortran for Scientists and Engineers: Best Practices for Efficient CUDA Fortran Programming FORTRAN Programming success in a day:Beginners guide to fast, easy and efficient learning of FORTRAN programming (Fortran, Css, C++, C, C programming, ... Programming, MYSQL, SQL Programming) FORTRAN 77 and Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists FORTRAN 90 for Engineers and Scientists Fortran 95/2003: for Scientists and Engineers Structured Fortran 77 for Engineers and Scientists Fortran 77 for Engineers and Scientists FORTRAN 90 for Scientists and Engineers Fortran 95/2003 for Scientists & Engineers Fortran Programming success in a day: Beginners guide to fast, easy and efficient learning of FORTRAN programming Introduction to Programming with Fortran: With Coverage of Fortran 90, 95, 2003, 2008 and 77 Fortran 90 For Engineers Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, Fifth Edition Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 1, 6th: Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves, Thermodynamics, Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers Digital Signal Processing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists Discovering Modern C++: An Intensive Course for Scientists, Engineers, and Programmers (C++ In-Depth) C++ for Engineers and Scientists (Introduction to Programming) MATLAB - Programming with MATLAB for Beginners - A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (Matlab for Engineers, MATLAB for Scientists, Matlab Programming for Dummies) Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists: 2 (Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering)