'Upon completion of this book a student or researcher would be well prepared to employ finite elements for an application problem or proceed to the cutting edge of research in finite element methods. The accuracy and the thoroughness of the book are excellent.' Anthony Kearsley, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contains a thorough derivation of the finite element equations as well as sections on programming the necessary calculations, solving the finite element equations, and using a posteriori error estimates to produce validated solutions. Practical in nature, the book includes a carefully documented collection of MATLAB programs implementing the ideas presented.