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Introduction to the Finite Element Method

Introduction to the Finite Element Method: Theory, Programming, and Applications

Written for advanced courses in engineering, this textbook presents an introduction to the finite element method. The theory and applications covered are applicable to a wide range of disciplines. Topics covered include ordinary differential equations, Poisson's equation, higher-order elements, two-dimensional boundary value problems, transient behavior, and elasticity. MATLAB is used throughout the book to solve application examples.

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About This Book

Erik G. Thompson

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005

ISBN: 0-471-26753-8
Language: English