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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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CSCI 6860 - Finite Element Analysis

Galerkin’s method and extremal principles, finite element approximations (Lagrange, hierarchical and 3-D approximations, interpolation errors), mesh generation and assembly, adaptivity (h-, p-, hp-refinement). Error analysis and convergence rates. Perturbations resulting from boundary approximation, numerical integration, etc. Time dependent problems including parabolic and hyperbolic PDEs. Applications will be selected from several areas including heat conduction, wave propagation, potential theory, and solid and fluid mechanics.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 4800 or CSCI 4800 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term even-numbered years.

Cross Listed: Cross listed as MATH 6860. Students cannot obtain credit for both this course and MATH 6860.

Credit Hours: 4

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