BASIC Heat is not intended as a comprehensive treatise of BASIC or Heat tranfer. It aims to help to use a computer to solve heat tranfer problems and to promote greater understanding by changing data values and observing the effects. Such steps are necessary in desing and optimisation calculations. Essentially the book is concerned with applciations including insulation and heating in buildings and pipes, temperature distributions in solids for steady state and transient conditions, the determination of surface heat transfer coeficients for convection in various situations, radiation heat transfer in grey body problems, the use of finned surfaces, a simple heat exchanger desing calculations. Theory and worked examples cover these fields. Chapter I includes a review of the BASIC computing required and also includes some mathematical programs which will be required later to solve heat transfer problems. The book also contains a number of graphs of which data can be taken. These have been plotted from equations included in the text which may be programmed by the reader if required. The programs presented are straightforward without confusing complciations and the liberal use of REM statments coupled with the program notes when include an explanation of the structure should enable the reader to follow a program without a flow chart.