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ERIC Number: EJ799426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Introducing the Boundary Element Method with MATLAB
Ang, Keng-Cheng
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n4 p505-519 Jun 2008
The boundary element method provides an excellent platform for learning and teaching a computational method for solving problems in physical and engineering science. However, it is often left out in many undergraduate courses as its implementation is deemed to be difficult. This is partly due to the perception that coding the method requires complex programming skills beyond the ability of a typical undergraduate. In this article, we present a simple and systematic way of implementing the boundary element method for solving the Laplace's equation using MATLAB, a numerical software package commonly used in undergraduate courses. The examples will demonstrate that a package such as MATLAB serves well in introducing as well as implementing the boundary element method. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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