Learning computer programming is essential for engineering students these days. Various CAD and CAM programs are handled by engineers, almost all projects are designed with CAD software and CAM software and play an important role in manufacturing processes. There are many programming languages that mechanical engineering students should learn. These include FORTRAN, Matlab, C and C ++ etc. How many of these would be taught to aspiring mechanical engineers in only 8 or 10 periods devoted to undergraduate mechanical engineering courses? Then which language should you study in this short period?
Various programming languages are included in the curricula of mechanical engineering courses. Assembly languages are taught to make them familiar with the hardware interface. C is taught as a structured and useful programming language for developing interface applications. In the final year of C ++ undergraduate courses, a targeted programming language is included. What computer language should be emphasized during this limited period?
There is no doubt that C is a must for all mechanical engineering students. The Matlab language used in mathematical programming has been a favorite since 1998 and has been replaced by FORTRAN. FORTRAN has ravaged mechanical engineering courses since 1998 and was one of the four languages for undergraduate students in mechanical engineering. However, the FORTRAN language was not able to meet all the needs of engineers and that is why BC is included in the curriculum. We have learned from experience that a student who was well versed in programming with Malabo was not able to handle research projects. Therefore, in most academic institutions, the BC programming language was introduced into the curriculum in 2003. Why was the word "BC" preferred over other programming languages.
The reason is that BC language supports 64-bit computing and adheres to international standards supported by major computing manufacturers. On the other hand, Matlab is the proprietary language used in mathematical programming. Open technology for all is better than anyone's ownership. Just guess the popularity of C. According to the statistics shown by some reports, the C language ranks second in the Programming Community Index with 16.8 percent of the market, along with Java, the other programming language used for e-commerce on the Internet. Matlab is not available in the index.
Why is C programming language preferred for mechanical engineer curriculum? C is the preferred language for device interfaces. This is the language used in the combined software of various home appliances. Did you realize this while changing the TV channels of the remote control? Can your wife know that she is using a C program written while using a washing machine or microwave oven?
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