Fortran and Unix for Physics and Astronomy
This is the suggested schedule for the independent study course, not the class/lab course (Physics 272 at Vassar).
Unless you are very organized and diligent it is easy to fall behind in an independent study course. The suggested schedule below should help you keep up the proper pace. It is suggested that you print out this page and fill in the "Date" column so that you can better keep track of where you should be throughout the semester. You can also check off the lessons you have completed, to track your progress.
Week Date Lesson(s) Week 1 Lesson 1 - Getting Started
Lesson 2 - How to send E-mail
Lesson 3 - Compling a Fortran Program
Lesson 4 - Entering and Editing Programs
Week 2 Lesson 5 - Aircraft Weight and Balance Week 3 Lesson 6 - The IF Statement Week 4 Lesson 7 - The DO Loop Week 5 Lesson 8 - The REAL DO Loop Week 6 Lesson 9 - Nested DO Loops Week 7 Lesson 10 - The Flour Bomb Program - I Week 8 Lesson 10 - The Flour Bomb Program - II Week 9 Lesson 11 - The Bubble Sort Week 10 Lesson 12 - The Selection Sort Week 11 Lesson 13 - The Heapsort Subroutine Week 12 Lesson 14 - Functions and COMMON blocks Week 13 Lesson 15 - System Libraries and Computer Graphics