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Finite Differences and Finite Elements: Getting to Know You
May/June 2005 (vol. 7 no. 3)
pp. 72-79
Numerical solution of differential equations relies on two main methods: finite differences and finite elements. In this homework assignment, we explore the nuts and bolts of the two methods for a simple two-point boundary value problem.
Index Terms:
finite element method, partial differential equations, mathematics
Citation:
Dianne P. O'Leary, "Finite Differences and Finite Elements: Getting to Know You," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 72-79, May-June 2005, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2005.49
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