Underlying Principles of the Boundary Element Method
Authors: D.J. CARTWRIGHT, Bucknell University, USA
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"The underlying principles of BEM are described in great detail making the text appealing to undergraduates and other readers who are new to the subject."
"...a very well written introductory textbook on the foundations of the direct Boundary Element Method (BEM). It is very useful to both teachers and their undergraduate students in applied mathematics and engineering, as well as those interested in learning the basics of the method...The author has certainly succeeded in fulfilling his stated aim of providing an introductory textbook emphasizing the underlying principles of the BEM. Underlying Principles of the Boundary Element Method should be purchased by teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers who would like to start working in the field, and certainly by libraries."
"The contents are very much suited for an introductory graduate-level course on the boundary element method."
Providing a unified introduction to the underlying ideas of the Boundary Element Method (BEM), this book places emphasis on the principles of the method rather than its numerical implementation. Mathematics, when used, is explained in context while mathematical details that might otherwise obscure the text are contained in appendices.
The author includes many worked examples to reinforce understanding while, to aid practice, trial problems are also given in each chapter. Another important feature is the algorithmic approach to the derivation of the governing equations which enables readers new to the BEM to make more rapid progress.
Primarily aimed at undergraduates in applied sciences, their teachers, and other newcomers to the subject including practicing engineers, the book provides an ideal grounding for more advanced and specialized work in the BEM.