Numerical Methods for Elliptic and Parabolic PDEs
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schwab

General informations


First lecture 20.09.2016
Tuesday 15:15-17:00 (HG E 33.1)
Thursday 13:15-15:00 (HG D 7.2)

Exercise sessions

First session 26.09.2016
Monday 17:15-18:00 (HG E 21)
Assistants Fernando Henriquez and Denis Devaud
Office hours preferably by appointment (e-mail)
Hand in in the exercise class or in the marked box in front of HG G 53.x before the next exercise session (if possible, please also provide a printout of your code)

Submission of programming problems (Matlab) can be done here. As testate conditions are not in place anymore, it is not compulsory, yet recommended, to hand in the exercises for correction. Assignments are published on Thursdays.



Please find all necessary information here.

Aims of the course

This course gives a comprehensive introduction into the numerical treatment of linear and non-linear elliptic boundary value problems, related eigenvalue problems and linear, parabolic evolution problems. Emphasis is on theory and the foundations of numerical methods. Practical exercises include MATLAB implementations of finite element methods.

Participants of the course should become familiar with

Content of the course (cf. vvz )


Main references

Additional literature

Note: "online PDF" applies to users in the ETH domain (student computers / ETH WiFi / VPN)

Matlab links

ETH students can download Matlab with a free network license from the IT-Shop .

Matlab tutorials