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

@article{Pelosi2007TheFM, title={The finite-element method, Part I: R. L. Courant [Historical Corner]}, author={Giuseppe Pelosi}, journal={IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine}, year={2007}, volume={49}, pages={180-182} }

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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