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Volume 8, Issue 1
2001

The finite element method (FEM) is used extensively in science and engineering. The relative ease of establishing the governing equations for analysis of continuum and structures, as well as the compact and well-defined linear algebra and matrix operations that are associated with it, makes FEM an attractive computational tool.

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Naci M. Dai
The Object People Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
nacidai@acm.org