A Posteriori Error Estimates and Adaptive Meshes

  • Alexandre Ern
  • Jean-Luc Guermond
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 159)


The goal of a posteriori error estimates is to assess the error between the exact solution u and its finite element approximation u h in terms of known quantities only, i.e., the size of the mesh cells, the problem data, and the approximate solution.


Stokes Problem Approximation Space Posteriori Error Estimate Error Indicator Mesh Cell 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre Ern
    • 1
  • Jean-Luc Guermond
    • 2
  1. 1.CERMICS, ENPCMarne la Vallée cedex 2France
  2. 2.LIMSI, CNRSOrsay cedexFrance

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