Best Books – Fortran

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fortran subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fortran along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Fortran subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Fortran" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Introduction to Programming with Fortran” by Ian Chivers

“Introduction to Programming with Fortran” Book Review: The book aims at providing a compact and easy-to-understand introduction about basic principles and concepts of programming. It will be an asset for the beginners in the field of programming. The chapters of this book are written in modern, powerful and expressive language. The initial chapters of this book cover computer systems, operating systems, problem solving, introduction to programming languages, programming, arithmetic, arrays, output of results, and reading in data. The remaining chapter describes topics like files, functions, control structures, characters, complex, logical, user defined types, pointers, subroutines, and modules. For providing relatable and practical knowledge many case studies are included in this text. The book will help the readers in brushing up their programming skills.

2. “Fortran 95/2003 for Scientists & Engineers” by Stephen Chapman

“Fortran 95/2003 for Scientists & Engineers” Book Review: The content of the book revolves around Fortran 95/2003 programming language and structured programming techniques. The chapters of this book are comprehensive and contain a detailed description of Fortran syntax and programming procedures. The topics featured in the book are illustrated and supported with the help of several examples and exercises. The codes written in the older versions of Fortran are clearly explained. The book will be suitable for the both first year engineering students as well as practicing engineers.

3. “Schaum’s Outline of Programming with Fortran 77” by Willam Mayo

“Schaum’s Outline of Programming with Fortran 77” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of writing covering all the important aspects and recent developments in Fortran 77. The chapters of this reader-friendly and strictly describe each and every concept of programming with Fortran 77. The featured topics are explained step-by-step and supported with various examples. Many solved and unsolved problems and practice exercises are included in this text for self-assessment and practice. Some practical concepts and real world applications of Fortran 77 are also mentioned in this book.

4. “Modern Fortran in Practice” by Arjen Markus

“Modern Fortran in Practice” Book Review: The book is basically for Fortran programmers. It features the methodologies for application of features and concepts of Fortran in the twenty-first-century. The chapters of this book are modular, compact, precise, object-oriented, and resource-efficient. The use of multiple processors is highlighted in this text. The topics like memory management, graphics and GUIs, and parallel computing using MPI, OpenMP, and co-arrays are thoroughly explained. The importance of several open source libraries is highlighted. The book consists of many numerical algorithms along with their implementation. For better understanding of the readers, the book features several examples.

5. “Modern Fortran Explained” by Michael Metcalf

“Modern Fortran Explained” Book Review: The book is a fully updated and revised piece of work featuring complete and authoritative elaboration of Fortran in state-of-the-art form. It begins with a detailed description of Fortran 95 and Fortran 2003 along with the features of array. Moving further, many topics and concepts based on Fortran 2008 are described. The topics of all the three language levels are covered uniquely. The textbook contains many appendices and references. The book will be useful for new and existing users of the language. It will be helpful for the students, practitioners, and professionals involved in scientific and numerical computing.

6. “Fortran 90 Programming (International Computer Science Series)” by T M R Ellis and Ivor R Phillips

“Fortran 90 Programming (International Computer Science Series)” Book Review: The book aims at introducing each and every aspect of the new Fortran 90 language. It portrays Fortran 90 as a powerful tool for problem solving in engineering and science. The chapters of this book present all the major features of Fortran 90. Design rationale is described from the point-of-view of discussed language. The recent developments in Fortran 90 language are highlighted in this text. The book will be beneficial for students and professionals of computer science and engineering.

7. “Guide to Fortran Programming” by Daniel D McCracken
8. “Fortran Programming” by Fredric Stuart
9. “Modern Fortran Explained (Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation)” by Michael Metcalf and John Reid

“Modern Fortran Explained (Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation)” Book Review: The book will be useful for the students, professionals, and teachers belonging to the fields of numerical mathematics and scientific computation. The initial chapters of the book describe each and every concept of Fortran 95 and Fortran 2003. The remaining chapters are based on co-arrays and Fortran 2008. The topics of all the three languages are described efficiently. The modern topics like object orientation, co-arrays for parallel programming, and interoperability with C are introduced. The book is an excellent blend of varied concepts of numerical mathematics and scientific computation.

10. “Fortran Programming” by Jamison and Robert V
11. “Computer Applications in Physics with Fortran” by Chandra S

“Computer Applications in Physics with Fortran” : Book Review: This book is popular among graduates, undergraduates and engineering students. It has vast applications in fields of science, technology and engineering.The book covers text for Interpolation, Differentiation, Integration, Roots of an Equation, Solution of Simultaneous Equations, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Matrix, Solution of Differential Equations, Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Monte Carlo Method and Simulation, Computation of some Functions. It gives in-depth knowledge of C language along with FORTRAN and BASIC. The book also provides step by step explanation to programs in C language, FORTRAN and BASIC language for understanding the practical approach towards the subject.

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