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A First Course in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations by Arieh Iserles

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9

The finite element method

9.1  Two-point boundary value problems

The finite element method (FEM) presents to all those who were weaned on finite differences an entirely new outlook on the computation of a numerical solution for differential equations. Although it is often encapsulated in a few buzzwords – ‘weak solution’, ‘Galerkin’, ‘finite element functions’ – an understanding of the FEM calls not just for a different frame of mind but also for the comprehension of several principles. Each principle is important but it is their combination ...

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