1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Variational formulation

  1. Dec 9, 2009 #1

    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?

  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 11, 2009 #2
    Finite Element Methods: they are used to approximate solutions of PDE's.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook