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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:An Overview of Least Squares Finite Elements and Problems with Singularities
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Chad Westphal, Wabash College
Abstract:
In this talk we give a brief overview of the range of choices inherent in designing a finite element method for approximating the solution of partial differential equations. In particular, the least squares finite element method is an approach that casts the problem as a minimization, and can have many advantages to more traditional approaches. One particular difficulty, however, is an increased sensitivity to the regularity of the PDE, and we'll also briefly highlight a few problems with singular solutions.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:09 / 16 / 2011
Time:12:15pm - 01:30pm