Finite Element Method for Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Gwynne A. Evans
  • Jonathan M. Blackledge
  • Peter D. Yardley
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)

Abstract

Finite element methods depend on a much more enlarged background of mathematics than the finite difference methods of the previous chapters. Most of these concepts can be applied to the solution of ordinary differential equations, and it is expedient to introduce these ideas through this medium. By this means the reader is less likely to become disorientated in the discussion on partial differential equations in the next chapter, as the underlying concepts will be dear.

Keywords

Actual Element 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwynne A. Evans
    • 1
  • Jonathan M. Blackledge
    • 1
  • Peter D. Yardley
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computing Sciences & EngineeringDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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