Publisher description for The finite element method : linear static and dynamic finite element analysis / Thomas J.R. Hughes.

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Directed towards students without in-depth mathematical training, this text is intended to assist engineering and physical science students in cultivating comprehensive skills in linear static and dynamic finite element methodology. Included are a comprehensive presentation and analysis of algorithms of time-dependent phenomena plus beam, plate, and shell theories derived directly from 3-dimensional elasticity theory. An ideal primer for more advanced works on this subject. Brief Glossary of Notations.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Finite element method, Boundary value problems