Issue No. 03 - May/June (2005 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2005.49
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.
finite element method, partial differential equations, mathematics
D. P. O'Leary, "Finite Differences and Finite Elements: Getting to Know You," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 7, no. , pp. 72-79, 2005.