## The Mathematics of finite elements and applications: proceedings of the Brunel University conference of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications held in April 1972, Volume 1 |

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### Contents

Preface | 1 |

An Introduction to the Mathematics of the Finite Element | 37 |

Some Recent Advances in the Mathematics of Finite Elements | 59 |

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