* Lecturer*: Weizhu Bao

* Office*: S17 #08-18

* Office Hours*: Friday, 10:00am -- 11:00am
or by appointment at S17 #08-18.

* Phone:* 6516-2765(o);

* Course Web:*
http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/~bao/teach/ma5240/ma5240.html

* Lecture time/venue:* Tuesday,
12:00nn -- 2:00pm; and Friday, 12:00nn--2:00pm
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* Textbooks*:

* Course Outline: *
This module studies the finite element method. It covers the following
topics: variational principles, weak solutions of differential equations,
Galerkin/Ritz method, Lax-Milgram theorem, finite element spaces,
stiffness matrices. Shape functions, Barycentric coordinates, numerical
integration in R^n, calculation of stiffness matrices, constraints and
boundary conditions, iterative methods and approximate solutions, error
estimates. The course is for mathematics graduate students with interest
in finite element method and its applications.

* Grading:* The course grade will be calculated as
follows:

- Howework and Lab Assignments: 50%;
- Final Exam: 50%.

* Schedule of tests: *

- Final Exam: ????? at
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Homework Assignments:*
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This course outline is available on web site: http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/~bao/teach/ma5240/ma5240.html