"This is a volume in the series Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation. Finite element methods (FEM) are discretizations of boundary value problems in variational form. In the h-version FEM convergence is achieved by mesh refinement; in the p-version, it is achieved by increasing polynomial degree. This book resulted from a graduate course on FEM taught at the ETH, Zurich, to mathematicians and engineers who were interested in learning the mathematical basis for the recent higher-order, hp and spectral element methods. The investigation of the relative merits of higher-order methods over the classical h-version approach requires a careful look at the regularity of solutions of elliptic boundary value problems. . . . There are appendices on Sobolev and interpolation spaces, and orthogonal polynomials. The bibliography contains 152 items."--Quarterly of AppliedMathematics"This book starts with a discussion of generalized solutions to time-independent partial differential equations and their relation to finite element methods. The author then gives a thorough discussion of the hp-finite element method for 1- and 2-dimensional problems, complete with theoretical results as well as algorithmic details. The treatment includes the question of robustness of methods for singularly perturbed convection-diffusion equations. The author then discusses saddle-point problems with application to the Stokes equation for incompressible flow. The final chapter is devoted to practical considerations for elasticity problems, including the various forms of 'locking' and how to avoid them. The requisite functional analysis for the book is included in an appendix. The writing is very clear, and it shows that the author has paid careful attention to detail, both in the theoretical development and in the programming details."--Mathematical Reviews"Over the past half century, the finite element method has emerged as the method of choice for the numerical approximatRezension:
'Summarizing the book is the first theoretical book addressing the hp-version of the finite element method which is used today in practical computations. It is very well written and gives a very good review of the techniques and results in this relatively new direction in the FEM. It is highly recommended to anybody with mathematical interest for both learning and reference' ZAMM
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. First Edition. Clean no highlights or remarks inside. 374 pages with the index. hardcover textbook binding.We ship from the USA and Canada. Artikel-Nr. 17446