## Math 269C, Section 1, Spring 2010

## Advanced Numerical Analysis: The Finite Element Method

**Lecture Meeting Time:** Monday and Friday 3.00PM - 4:15PM.

** Lecture Location:** MS 5137.

**Instructor:** Luminita A. Vese

**Office:** MS 7620D

**Office hours:** Monday 4.15pm-5.15pm, Friday 2-3pm (tentative, subject to change), or by appointment.

**E-mail:** lvese@math.ucla.edu

**Textbook:**
(placed on reserve for 2 hours/overnight at SEL Library).

Claes Johnson, *Numerical solution of partial differential equations by
the finite element method*, Cambridge University Press, 1987 (or the 2nd edition, 2009).

**Other references:**

O. Axelsson and V. A. Barker, *Finite Element Solution of Boundary Value Problems: Theory and Computation*, Academic Press, London, 1984.
Braess, D. *Finite elements. Theory, fast solvers, and applications in solid mechanics.*
Translated from the 1992 German original by Larry L. Schumaker. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997.
S. C. Brenner and L. R. Scott, *The Mathematical Theory of Finite Element Methods*, Springer-Verlag, 1996.
F. Brezzi and M. Fortin, *Mixed and Hybrid Finite Element Methods*, Springer Series in Computational Mathematics, Vol 15, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1991.
Ciarlet, P.G. *The finite element method for elliptic problems.*
Studies in Mathematics and its Applications, Vol. 4. North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam-New York-Oxford, 1978.
P. G. Ciarlet and J. L. Lions, *Handbook of Numerical Analysis*, Vol. II, Finite Element Methods (Part I), North-Holland, 1991.
Girault, V., Raviart, P.-A. *Finite element methods for Navier-Stokes equations. Theory and algorithms.*
Springer Series in Computational Mathematics, 5. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-New York, 1986.
Girault, V., Raviart, P.-A. *Finite element approximation of the Navier-Stokes equations.* Springer-Verlag, Berlin-New York, 1981.
T. J. R. Hughes, *The Finite Element Method, Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis*, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1987, Dover, 2000.
A. R. Mitchell and R. Wait, *The Finite Element Method in Partial Differential Equations*, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 1977.
Pironneau, O. *Finite element methods for fluids.*
Wiley, New York; Masson, Paris, 1989.
H. R. Schwarz, *Finite Element Methods*, in Computational Mathematics and Applications, Academic Press, 1988.
W. G. Strang and G. J. Fix, *An Analysis of the Finite Element Method*, Wellesley Cambridge Press, 1973.
B. Szabo and I. Babuska, *Finite Element Analysis*, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.
R. Temam, *Navier-Stokes Equations, Theory and Numerical Analysis*, 3rd ed., North-Holland, 1984.
V. Thomee, *Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems*, Springer Series in Computational Mathematics, Vol. 25, Springer Verlag, 1997.
O. C. Zienkiewicz, *The Finite Element Method*, 3rd ed, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1977.
O. C. Zienkiewicz and K. Morgan, *Finite Elements and Approximation, John Wiley & Sons, 1983.
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O. C. Zienkiewicz and R. L. Taylor, **The Finite Element Method: Volume 1, The Basis*, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001.
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O. C. Zienkiewicz and R. L. Taylor, **The Finite Element Method: Volume 2, Solid Mechanics*, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001.
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O. C. Zienkiewicz and R. L. Taylor, **The Finite Element Method, Volume 3, Fluid Mechanics*, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001.
* J. Tinsley Oden, Graham F. Carey, ** The Texas Finite Element Series,
Finite Elelemnts*, Vols: I-VI, Prentice Hall.

**Enforced Requisites:** courses 115A, 151A, 151B.

**Useful Links:**
*Virtual Office Hours
**PIC Lab: Boelter Hall 2817 and
Mathematical Sciences 3970
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http://www.pic.ucla.edu/piclab/
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MATLAB Documentation (thanks to Prof. C. Anderson, UCLA)
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Class Web Page: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~lvese/269c.1.10s/
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Numerical Analysis Qualifying Exam
** Getting started with MATLAB
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**Assignments Policy:**
There will be several homework assignments on theoretical questions, and two
computer projects.

**Examinations:**
A take-home final exam will be assigned.

**Grading Policy:**
HW and PROJECTS 80%, Final 20%

**Homework Assignments, Projects & Practice Problems:**

**HW #1** (due on Monday, April 12)
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HW1.pdf__ __
HW1.tex__

**HW #2** (due on Monday, April 26)
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HW2.pdf__ __
HW2.tex__

**Computational Project 1** (due no later than Monday, May 10, 2010)
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Project 1__
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Project 1 latex file __

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Useful Results__

**HW #3** (due on Monday, May 10)
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HW 3__
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HW3.tex__

**Computational Project 2** (due on Friday, June 4)
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Project 2__
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Project2.tex__

**HW #4** (due on Friday, May 28)
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HW 4__
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HW4.tex__

**HW #5** (due no later than Friday, June 11)
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HW 5__
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HW5.tex__

**ADDITIONAL NOTES AND PRACTICE PROBLEMS**

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Theoretical notes__
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Two problems with partial solutions__
__ Practice problems __
__ Evolution problems __