
Academic Year:  2016/7 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits:  6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  120 
Level:  Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
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Assessment Summary:  CW 25%, EX 75% 
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Requisites:  Before taking this module you must take MA20218 AND take MA20219 AND take MA20222 
Description:  Aims: To teach the finite element method for the numerical solution of elliptic PDEs based on variational principles. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, students should be able to derive and implement the finite element method for a range of elliptic PDEs in one and several space dimensions. They should also be able to derive and use elementary error estimates for these methods. Skills: Understanding of the finite element method (T, A), Computer programming with the finite element method (T, A). Content: * Introduction. * Variational and weak form of elliptic PDEs. Natural, essential and mixed boundary conditions. Linear and quadratic finite element approximation in one and several space dimensions. An introduction to convergence theory. * System assembly and solution, isoparametric mapping, quadrature, adaptivity. * Applications to PDEs arising in applications. 
Programme availability: 
MA30170 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences

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