This is course in Finite Element Analysis.


Daniel Appelö. appelo @


TR 0930-1045 SMLC 124


There are three books for this class:

  • Theory and Practice of Finite Elements by Alexandre Ern and Jean-Luc Guermond.
  • Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations by the Finite Element Method by Claes Johnson.
  • Nodal discontinuous Galerkin methods : algorithms, analysis, and applications by Jan S Hesthaven and Tim Warburton.

We will also use the tutorials in deal.II as well as the video lectures by Wolfgang Bangerth.

Office hours:

TR: 08.00-09.30. Room: SMLC 310.


The grading will be based on the homework assignments.

Homework / Computer Projects:

The homework will consist of theoretical and computational assignments that you will hand in. You are strongly encouraged to work in pairs for the homework but it is expected that both of you can explain the material. For the write-ups of the assignments we will use a version control system explained in the first homework.

Dishonesty policy:

Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in academic and professional matters. The University reserves the right to take disciplinary action, including dismissal, against any student who is found responsible for academic dishonesty. Any student who has been judged to have engaged in academic dishonesty in course work may receive a reduced or failing grade for the work in question and/or for the course. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty on quizzes, tests or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and hindering the academic work of other students.

American disabilities act:

In accordance with University Policy 2310 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA), academic accommodations may be made for any student who notifies the instructor of the need for an accommodation. It is imperative that you take the initiative to bring such needs to the instructor’s attention, as the instructor is not legally permitted to inquire. Students who may require assistance in emergency evacuations should contact the instructor as to the most appropriate procedures to follow. Contact Accessibility Services at 505-661-4692 for additional information


I reserve the right to make reasonable and necessary changes to the policies outlined in this syllabus. Whenever possible, the class will be notified well in advance of such changes. An up-to-date copy of the syllabus can always be found on the course website. It is your responsibility to know and understand the policies discussed therein. If in doubt, ask questions.