Variational and Finite Element Methods

A Symbolic Computation Approach

Authors: Beltzer, Abraham I.

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About this Textbook

The variational approach, including the direct methods and finite elements, is one of the main tools of engineering analysis. However, it is difficult to appreciate not only for seniors but for graduate students too. It is possible to make this subject easier to understand with the help of symbolic manipulation codes (SMC). The easiness with which these codes provide analytical results allow for a student or researcher to focus on the ideas rather than on calculational difficulties. The very process of programming with SMC encourages appreciation of the qualitative aspects of investigations. Saving time and effort, they enable undergraduates to deal with the subjects generally regarded as graduate courses. There is a habitual aspect too. These days it is more convenient for a student (researcher) to work with a keyboard than with a pencil. Moreover, semantic features of the codes may allow for generalizations of the standard techniques, which would be impossible to achieve without the computer's help.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Symbolic Manipulation Codes

    Beltzer, Abraham I.

    Pages 1-43

  • Variational Approach and Equations of Motion

    Beltzer, Abraham I.

    Pages 44-88

  • Direct Methods

    Beltzer, Abraham I.

    Pages 89-149

  • Introduction to the Finite Element Method

    Beltzer, Abraham I.

    Pages 150-235

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-83916-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Variational and Finite Element Methods
Book Subtitle
A Symbolic Computation Approach
Authors
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-83914-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-83914-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-83916-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 256
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