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ABSTRACT
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

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.
doi:10.1109/MCSE.2005.49
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