Finite Element Method for Ordinary Differential Equations
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.
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