Flow Chart Symbols

Read this chapter. It presents a general overview of the flow-charting process. The part on types of charts helps us understand what chart can be used for a given scenario. When do you think a flow chart would not be necessary? 


A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm, workflow, or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting them with arrows. This diagrammatic representation illustrates a solution model to a given problem. Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing, documenting, or managing a process or program in various fields.

A simple flowchart representing a process for dealing with a non-functioning lamp.

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