2008 / x + 402 pages / Hardcover / ISBN: 978-0-9802532-70-7 / List price $80.00 / SIAM Member Price: $56.00 / Order Code WC08
This second edition replaces An Analysis of the Finite Element Method (Order Code WC01, ISBN 978-0-964108-88-2) which is no longer available.
Published by Wellesley-Cambridge Press. Distributed by SIAM.
“If you're a numerical analyst or an engineer interested in the basic theory of the finite element method, this book belongs on your shelf. If you have no interest in finite elements but enjoy well written mathematical literature, this book still belongs on your shelf. Though some sections are dated, the contents of this book remain a solid foundation for understanding the behavior of finite element techniques in theory and in practice. Furthermore, while the contents are mathematically rigorous, the authors largely avoid the theorem/lemma/proof of most mathematical books, and instead describe the analysis in an almost conversational tone. Reading Strang and Fix reminds me of reading Lanczos: the book is dense with ideas which are both mathematically and practically interesting, but the presentation is so smooth that one can almost read it as one reads a novel.”
—From a review on amazon.com David S. Bindel, Berkeley, CA, September 11, 2005.
A classic in the understanding of finite methods, this book spotlights finite element techniques theoretically and practically.
About the Author
Gilbert Strang is a Professor of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, of the University of Oxford, UK. His current research interests include linear algebra, wavelets and filter banks, applied mathematics, and engineering mathematics. He is the author or co-author of six textbooks and has published a monograph with George Fix titled “An Analysis of the Finite Element Method.” Professor Strang served as SIAM’s president from 1999-2000, chaired the US National Committee on Mathematics from 2003–2004, and won the Neumann Medal of the US Association of Computational Mechanics in 2005. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Theory
Chapter 2: A Summary of the Theory
Chapter 3: Approximation
Chapter 4: Variational Crimes
Chapter 5: Stability
Chapter 6: Eigenvalue Problems
Chapter 7: Initial-Value Problems
Chapter 8: Singularities.
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