Languages and Compilers for Variational Forms

Robert Kirby; Matt Knepley; L. Ridgway Scott. 23 October, 2010.
Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott.


We discuss a language for variational forms that provides a way to specify the spaces used to define boundary conditions in the finite element method. This is linked with a geometry language that allows natural definitions of projections onto subspaces that incorporate boundary conditions.

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