O. Axelsson and V. A. Barker Classics in Applied Mathematics 35 Finite Element Solution of Boundary Value Problems: Theory and Computation provides a thorough, balanced introduction to both the theoretical and the computational aspects of the finite element method for solving boundary value problems for partial differential equations. Although significant advances have been made in the finite element method since this book first appeared in 1984, the basics have remained the same, and this classic, wellwritten text explains these basics and prepares the reader for more advanced study. Useful as both a reference and a textbook, complete with examples and exercises, it remains as relevant today as it was when originally published. Audience
This book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of numerical analysis, mathematics, and computer science, as well as for theoretically inclined practitioners in engineering and the physical sciences. Contents
Preface to the Classics Edition; Preface; List of Symbols; Chapter 1: Quadratic Functionals on FiniteDimensional Vector Spaces; Chapter 2: Variational Formulation of Boundary Value Problems: Part One; Chapter 3: Variational Formulation of Boundary Value Problems: Part Two; Chapter 4: The RitzGalerkin Method; Chapter 5: The Finite Element Method; Chapter 6: Direct Methods for Solving Finite Element Equations; Chapter 7: Iterative Solution of Finite Element Equations; Appendix A: Chebyshev Polynomials; Index. 2001 / xxiv + 432 / Softcover / ISBN13: 9780898714999 / ISBN10: 0898714990 / List Price $72.50 / SIAM Member Price $50.75 / Order Code CL35
