Tetrahedral Finite Elements
Finite Elements can be used for the solution of differential
equations, and also the interpolation and approximation of data. The
talk will focus on tetrahedron based elements for problems involving
three independent variables. I'll describe several existing $C^1$
schemes and a recently developed $C^2$ scheme. I'll also describe
some mathematical and computational machinery that seems indispensable
in the development of the more complex elements. The seminar will
take place in our computing lab and you will be able to experiment
with element design yourself.