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Numerical Solution Methods for Elliptical Partial Differential Equations
(dt. Numerische Behandlung elliptischer partieller Differentialgleichungen)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (3 SWS), recitation class (1 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Translation missing. German original:
Studienleistung: Erreichen von mindestens 50 Prozent der Punkte aus den wöchentlich zu bearbeitenden Übungsaufgaben.
Prüfungsleistung: Klausur oder mündliche Prüfung
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Mathematics.
Original study programme M.Sc. Mathematik / Vertiefungsbereich Mathematik
One semester,
Regelmäßig im Wechsel mit anderen Spezialisierungsmodulen
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Stephan Dahlke


Elliptic differential equations, weak solutions, variation formulation, Galerkin method, finite elements

Qualification Goals

The students shall

  • recognise the limits of standard procedures when the problem poses special challenges,
  • learn to find solutions adequate to the problem,
  • to understand in an exemplary way how concrete practical developments influence the challenges of applied mathematics,
  • practice mathematical working methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of the ability to abstract, proof techniques),
  • improve their oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Basismodulen und im Aufbaumodul Numerik vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • Hackbusch, W., Theorie und Numerik elliptischer Differentialglei-chungen, Teubner 1986
  • Brenner, S.C., Scott, L.R, The mathematical theory of finite element methods, Springer, 1994

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2018/19. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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