** Math 5484 **

** Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations**

** Index 14424, CS 11913 **

#### TR 2:00-3:15p.m., Rand 208

**Instructor:** Slimane Adjerid
(adjerids@math.vt.edu) (phone: 231-5945)
**Office:** McBryde 424

**Office Hours**: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00-12:00p.m., or by appointment

**Course Content**:

- Math 5484 is an introduction to the finite element method to
solve partial differential equations.
We will cover the Galerkin method for one-, two- and three-dimensional
partial differential equations.
We will devote most of the time to computational aspects and we limit
the theoretical analysis
to one chapter that will include a review of functional analysis.
We will also discuss discontinuous Galerkin methods and
adaptive refinement strategies.Click here for
* a list of topics*

**Text:**

Axelsson and Barker, Finite Element Solution of Boundary Value Problems,
SIAM, 2001.

Joseph Flaherty, Finite Element Analysis Lecture Notes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,* Lecture notes*

**Grading and Evaluation Criteria**:
There will be homework/project assignments and a term project. The Final
grade will
be calculated using the following weights: homework assignements 70%; term
project 30%.

Finite Element People

**Virginia Tech Honor System Information**

*Mathematics Department*

*Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University*

* Last updated on Friday, January 15, 2012.*