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Finite Element Method

The course will teach you modern methods of computation, especially the finite element method to solve differential equations, ability to analyse the efficiency/accuracy of computations, mathematical knowledge of basic partial differential equations in applications for efficient/reliable computer calculations.

The course covers FEM-formulation of linear and non-linear partial differential equations. Element typesand their implementation. Grid generation. Adaption. Error control. Efficient solution algorithms (e.g. by amultigrid method).

Applications to stationary and transient diffusion processes, elasticity, convection-diffusion, Navier-Stokesequation, quantum mechanics etc.

This course is given jointly with KTH, and you can find more information about the schedule, course literature etc. on KTH's pages - see links below.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of two elements; theory and project.

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures and practical exercises.


    The course is assessed through written examination. For information on how to register for exams at KTH, see:

    Exam information


    A list of examiners can be found on

    Exam information

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    Schedule for SF2561 at KTH

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See course information for SF2561 at KTH

  • More information

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    Course web

    Registered students get access to the KTH course web in Canvas.

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