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An Introduction to the Finite Element Method - APM4810

Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: I want to introduce you to a module on Finite Elements. This module will develop the basic mathematical theory of the Finite Element Method (FEM).This method is the most widely used technique for engineering design and mathematical physics. In studying this module the student will obtain a clear knowledge of what the Finite Element Method is, how it works and how to use it to solve boundary-value problems. The Finite Element Method is a general technique for constructing approximate solutions to boundary-value problems. The method involves dividing the domain of the solution into a finite number of sub domains, the finite elements, and using variational concepts to construct an approximation of the solution over the collection of finite elements.