The finite-element method, Part I: R. L. Courant [Historical Corner]

  title={The finite-element method, Part I: R. L. Courant [Historical Corner]},
  author={Giuseppe Pelosi},
  journal={IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine},
  • G. Pelosi
  • Published 2007
  • Mathematics
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
This paper focused on finite elements. Also contains a brief biography of Richard L. Courant, the father of finite elements. The finite-element method, in its presently accepted forms, can be credited to no lesser a person than Richard L. Courant. Using piecewise-linear approximants on a set of triangles, which he called "elements," he dashed off a few two-dimensional examples - and the finite-element method was born. 

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