DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

**Speaker:** Dr. Junping Wang, Program Director, Applied Mathematics and Computational Mathematics, National Science Foundation

and Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines

**Title: ***
A maximum value principle for finite element approximations
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**Abstract:**
The purpose of this talk is to discuss how the classical maximum value principles in PDEs be extended to their numerical
approximations arising from finite element methods. In particular, the discussion will be primarily focused on the second order elliptic problems, and the finite element methods shall include standard Galerkin, P1 non-conforming, and mixed elements.

**Time:** Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

**Place:** Science and Tech I, Room 242

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 3F2

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

http://math.gmu.edu/

Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491