** Spring 2021**

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Introduction to Finite Differences
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Finite Elements in the Geosciences

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- Valerie Maupin, Contact: valerie.maupin@geo.uio.no
- Clint Conrad, Contact: c.p.conrad@geo.uio.no

- Finite Differences: Finite Difference Computing with PDEs – A Modern Software Approach by Hans Petter Langtangen and Svein Linge (2017). This book is available for free from Springer. We will follow chapters 1-4 (pages 1-351).
- Finite Elements: Introduction to Numerical Methods for Variational Problems by Hans Petter Langtangen and Kent-Andre Mardal (2019). This book is available from Springer. We will follow chapters 1-7 (pages 1-280).

- Python: Introduction to Scientific Programming with Python by Joakim Sundnes (2020). This book is available for free from Springer and is a useful reference for scientific programming using Python.
- Python: Programming for Computations – Python. A Gentle Introduction to Numerical Simulations with Python 3.6 by Svein Linge and Hans Petter Langtangen (2020). This book is available for free from Springer and is a useful reference for scientific programming using Python.
- Geoscience Applications: Introduction to Numerical Geodynamic Modelling by Taras Gerya (2019). This book is available from Cambridge University press and from the UiO library, and provides useful examples of geoscience problems solved using finite differences and finite elements.

- Monday January 18, 14.15: Class Organization and Introduction Homework: To catch up to speed on programming in Python, we will read the first several chapters of Sundnes (2020) and/or Linge and Langtangen (2020). Please tell us which book you find more useful for this introduction.
- Friday January 29, 10.15: Basics of Python Programming
- Monday February 1, 14.15: Introduction to Finite Differences