
# Introduction to Numerical Methods for Variational Problems

Hans Petter Langtangen [1, 2]
Kent-Andre Mardal [3, 1]

[1] Center for Biomedical Computing, Simula Research Laboratory
[2] Department of Informatics, University of Oslo
[3] Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo

This easy-to-read book introduces the basic ideas and technicalities of least squares, Galerkin, and weighted residual methods for solving partial differential equations. Special emphasis is put on finite element methods.