# Homework Help: Boundary value problem: local stifness matrix

1. Dec 27, 2009

### sara_87

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Given a BVP:

$$\Delta(u)+u=1$$ in $$\Omega$$
u=0 on $$\partial\Omega$$
using linear piecewise functions,
calculate the corresponding local stiffness matrix on the reference triangle :
{(x,y); 0<=x<=1, 0<=y<=1-x}.

The domain is a square with one point in the middle (at (0.5,0.5))

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Does anyone know where i can start?

2. Jan 3, 2010

### NSAC

which numerical method are you using?

3. Jan 6, 2010

### sara_87

I am using the finite element method.
I forgot to mention, i fixed my problem, i know how to do this question :)