MA 61500, Spring 2018

Course Description

Credit Hours: 3.00. (CS 615) Finite element method for elliptic partial differential equations; weak formulation; finite-dimensional approximations; error bounds; algorithmic issues; solving sparse linear systems; finite element method for parabolic partial differential equations; backward difference and Crank-Nicholson time-stepping; introduction to finite difference methods for elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations; stability, consistency, and convergence; discrete maximum principles. Prerequisite: MA 51400, 52300. Typically offered Spring.

Instructor Info.

Section Room Time Instructor Office
MA 61500 001 MATH 215 12:00pm TR Cai, Zhiqiang MATH 412

Course Materials

Section Type Title Author
ALL Other MATH - MA is in charge of course material.
ALL Textbook The Mathematical Theory of Finite Element Methods (Texts in Applied Mathematics) (3rd) Susanne Brenner

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