Introduction to Programming

  • Ian Chivers
  • Jane Sleightholme


To introduce the idea that there is a wide class of problems that can be solved with a computer and, further, that there is a relationship between the kind of problem to be solved and the choice of programming language that is used. To give some of the reasons for the choice of Fortran. To introduce the fundamental components or kinds of statements to be found in a general purpose programming language. To introduce the three concepts of name, type and value. To illustrate the above with sample programs based on three of the five intrinsic data types: character, integer and real To introduce some of the formal syntactical rules of Fortran.


Programming Language Print Statement Fortran Language Type Declaration Informative Message 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Chivers
    • 1
  • Jane Sleightholme
    • 2
  1. 1.Rhymney ConsultingLondonUK
  2. 2.FortranplusLondonUK

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