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Consider the singularly perturbed linear reaction-diffusion problem −ε 2 Δu + bu = f in Ω ⊂ R d , u = 0 on ∂Ω, where d ≥ 1, the domain Ω is bounded with (when d ≥ 2) Lipschitz-continuous boundary ∂Ω, and the parameter ε satisfies 0 < ε 1. It is argued that for this type of problem, the standard energy norm v → [ε 2 |v| 2 1 + v 2 0 ] 1/2 is too weak a norm(More)
In this work, we analytically identify natural superconvergent points of function values and gradients for triangular elements. Both the Poisson equation and the Laplace equation are discussed for polynomial finite element spaces (with degrees up to 8) under four different mesh patterns. Our results verify computer findings of [2], especially, we confirm(More)
A systematic and analytic process is conducted to identify natural superconvergence points of high degree polynomial C 0 finite elements in a three-dimensional setting. This identification is based upon explicitly constructing an orthogonal decomposition of local finite element spaces. Derivative and function value superconvergence points are investigated(More)
A system of linear coupled reaction-diffusion equations is considered, where each equation is a two-point boundary value problem and all equations share the same small diffusion coefficient. A finite element method using piecewise quadratic splines that are globally C 1 is introduced; its novelty lies in the norm associated with the method, which is(More)