ERIC Number: ED060626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-17
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Science Teaching and Computer Languages.
Bork, Alfred M.
Computer languages are analyzed and compared from the standpoint of the science teacher using computers in the classroom. Computers have three basic uses in teaching, to compute, to instruct, and to motivate; effective computer languages should be responsive to these three modes. Widely-used languages, including FORTRAN, ALGOL, PL/1, and APL, are compared. The decline of FORTRAN as the most widely used language is predicted. Various conversational forms of languages are compared, and criteria are set forward for terminal languages. These criteria include ease in learning, editing facilities, attitudes toward subroutines, dialog writing, string manipulating facilities, array and matrix capability and others. (RB)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine. Physics Computer Development Project.