Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2020 - 14.04.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV Spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students learn to derive and analyze weak form of an elliptic partial differential equation and to implement finite element solver in 2D. They will develop understanding on the principles of the error analysis of the finite element method and different factors affecting the accuracy of the solution.


Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The topic of the course is solution of elliptic partial differential equation using finite element method.  Both algorithmic and theoretical aspects of the method are covered.


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teaching methods: lectures, exercises, project and exam.  

Assessment methods: weekly exercises, an exam, project


Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching: 40h (no compulsory attendance)

Self-study: ca 70h

Project: ca 20h


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

All essential material is included in the lecture notes that are available at the course's homepage.


Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MS-A00XX, MS-A01XX, MS-A02XX, MS-A03XX. The courses MS-C134X, MS-C1350, MS-C1540 may also be useful.


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 




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