The finite element method is a numerical method widely used in engineering. Experience shows that unreliable computation can lead to very serious consequences. Hence reliability questions stand more and more at the forefront of engineering and theoretical interests. The present book presents the mathematical theory of the finite element method and focuses on the question of how reliable computed results really are. It addresses among other topics the local behaviour, errors caused by pollution, superconvergence, and optimal meshes. Many computational examples illustrate the importance of the theoretical conclusions for practical computations. Graduate students, lecturers, and researchers in mathematics, engineering, and scientific computation will benefit from the clear structure of the book, and will find this a very useful reference.
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(247mm x 177mm x 45mm)
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Author Biography - Ivo Babuska
Ivo Babuska, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science, and Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin. Theofanis Strouboulis, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at College Station