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Variational formulation

  1. Dec 9, 2009 #1
    Hello,

    See this word a lot on internet articles about FEM and such. However, no one explains what actually the term means? I could see that it has something to do with starting with approximate solutions.

    Anyone has any idea about this?

    Thanks,
    Luc
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 11, 2009 #2
    Finite Element Methods: they are used to approximate solutions of PDE's.
     
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