Synopses & Reviews
This book gives an introduction to the finite element method as a general computational method for solving partial differential equations approximately. Our approach is mathematical in nature with a strong focus on the underlying mathematical principles, such as approximation properties of piecewise polynomial spaces, and variational formulations of partial differential equations, but with a minimum level of advanced mathematical machinery from functional analysis and partial differential equations.
Introducing the finite element method as a general computational method for solving partial differential equations approximately, this book goes on to cover important applications including diffusion and transport phenomena, solid and fluid mechanics and more.
Table of Contents
1. Piecewise Polynomial Approximation in 1D.- 2. The Finite Element Method in 1D.- 3. Piecewise Polynomial Approximation in 2D.- 4. The Finite Element Method in 2D.- 5. Time-dependent Problems.- 6. Solving Large Sparse Linear Systems.- 7. Abstract Finite Element Analysis.- 8. The Finite Element.- 9. Non-linear Problems.- 10. Transport Problems.- 11. Solid Mechanics.- 12. Fluid Mechanics.- 13. Electromagnetics.- 14. Discontinuous Galerkin Methods.- A. Some Additional Matlab Code.- References.