The Hitch Hiker\'s Guide To The Galaxy
by Ian D. Chivers
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Fortran 90 - the language most frequently chosen by scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Fortran 90 is considered by many to be the only practical language with sensible constructs for parallel computation - an area of increasing importance in computer science. The authors provide coverage of a recommended subset of the full Fortran 90 language, chosen because it fits most closely with the theory and practice of structured programming, data structures and software engineering. Complete beginners with little or no knowledge of programming, as well as existing users of Fortran 77 who are looking to move to Fortran 90, will find the book invaluable. Lots of clear and simple examples are used to highlight the language features. Introducing Fortran 90 will be welcomed by 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-year science and engineering undergraduates and postgraduates.