##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 278 - Numerical Analysis

## Ryan Szypowski

#### UCSD Graduate Student

## Mixed finite element formulations and differential complexes

##### Abstract:

The choice of a proper finite element space is essential to guarantee the stability of a discretised system of partial differential equations. In many cases, the differential geometric structure of the system can be captured by a differential complex, and finding an appropriate discrete differential complex may lead to a finite element space which yields a stable discretisation. Two problems, one from electromagnetism and the other from elasticity, will be discussed in this context.

Host:

### April 13, 2004

### 11:00 AM

### AP&M 7321

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