Publisher description for The finite element method and its reliability / Ivo Babuska and Theofanis Strouboulis.

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The finite element method is a numerical method widely used in engineering. Experience shows that unreliable computation can lead to very serious consequences. Hence reliability questions stand are at the forefront of engineering and theoretical interests. This book presents the mathematical theory of the finite element method and is the first to focus on the questions of how reliable computed results really are. It addresses among other topics the local behaviour, errors caused by pollution, superconvergence, and optimal meshes. Many computational examples illustrate the importance of the theoretical conclusions for practical computations. Graduate students, lecturers, and researchers in mathematics, engineering, and scientific computation will benefit from the clear structure of the book, and will find this a very useful reference.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Finite element method.
Reliability (Engineering)