Re: Textbook of Fortan 95!
- From: Wai-To Chan <chan$at$curl.gkcl.yorku.ca>
- Subject: Re: Textbook of Fortan 95!
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 01:40:37 -0500 (EST)
I want to find a textbook for Fortran 95 (if there is PPT edition, it is
much better). This course is for the science and engineering students with
a goal of numerical calculation.
I have this Fortran text
Fortran 90/95 for Scientists and Engineers (1st edition 1998)
by Stephen J. Chapman
It is 874 pages long but much of the text is taken up by
program listings and I didn't find it particularly wordy. There is one
chapter on numerical methods which covers basics such as least-square fits
and numerical integration. I found the book generally easy to follow.
I don't remember how much I paid for it. But it is not a hard-cover text so
I presume it is not outrageously pricey . Another text I used
as a supplement is
FORTRAN 90/95 explained (2nd edition 1999)
Michael Metcalf and John Reid
Oxford university press
This is a short ppt and should be relatively cheap.
This book is mainly a delineation of the standard elements of
Fortran 90/95 not a classroom text. As such it is more useful for
instructors than students.