, Volume 110, Issue 3, pp 313-355
Date: 08 Aug 2008

Convergence and optimal complexity of adaptive finite element eigenvalue computations

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In this paper, an adaptive finite element method for elliptic eigenvalue problems is studied. Both uniform convergence and optimal complexity of the adaptive finite element eigenvalue approximation are proved. The analysis is based on a certain relationship between the finite element eigenvalue approximation and the associated finite element boundary value approximation which is also established in the paper.

This work was partially supported by the National Science Foundation of China under grant 10425105 and the National Basic Research Program under grant 2005CB321704.