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Unformatted text preview: Next Previous Section 1.5: The Choice of C++, Excel, and MatLab Section 1.5: The Choice of C++, Excel, and MatLab 11 Why did we choose C++ to be the introductory language for engineering students? The course we inherited had already moved to C++ from Fortran. C++ is an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) language, and Fortran is not. Goal wasn't about learning a language. Goal to learn to solve engineering and applied science problems using computational tools. Want first year engineering and applied science students to solve problems that require: advanced computation decomposition of problems into smaller tasks to achieve a complete solution, solving problems in a structured and logical manner, proficiency in programming. C++, unlike some other OOP languages like Java, is familiar to faculty who have used Fortran. Section 1.5: The Choice of C++, Excel, and MatLab Next Previous Section 1.5: The Choice of C++, Excel, and MatLab Section 1.5: The Choice of C++, Excel, and MatLab...
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course ENGR 25 taught by Professor All during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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