Department of Mathematics

Numerical Methods for Elliptic and Parabolic PDEs

Please note that this page is old.
Check in the VVZ for a current information.


Siehe auch:
SAM Colloquia

Lecture notes

Will be published here.


Siehe auch:
HA Stellen
BSc, MSc, ETc. thesis topics


Assignment Extras Sample solutions Due date
Serie 0   Can be picked up Mon, 23 Sept 2013
Serie 1 .m-Files for Serie 1 (Skeletons etc.) Can be picked up Mon, 30 Sept 2013
Serie 2   Can be picked up Mon, 7 Oct 2013
Serie 3 .p-Files for Serie 3
provided functions
Can be picked up Mon, 14 Oct 2013
Serie 4 (corrected version; 22.10.) .p-Files for Serie 4
Codes, Skeletons
Can be picked up Mon, 21 Oct 2013
Serie 5 .p-Files for Serie 4
Codes and Skeletons
  Mon, 28 Oct 2013
Serie 6   Can be picked up Mon, 4 Nov 2013
Serie 7 init_Mesh.m, Mesh Plotting tool Can be picked up Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Serie 8     Mon, 18 Nov 2013
Serie 9     Mon, 25 Nov 2013
Serie 10 See the LehrFEM download link below   Mon, 2 Dec 2013
Serie 11     Mon, 9 Dec 2013
Serie 12     End of semester.

For questions about the problems, ask Fabian


Programming exercises are based on the LehrFEM software written in MATLAB. During the course we will release more and more parts of the Software. Here, you can find a (reduced) package fitted to the contents of the lecture.

You will find an introduction to the most important files in this manual.


Please find all necessary information here.

Aims of the course

The course gives a comprehensive introduction into the numerical treatment of linear and non-linear elliptic boundary value problems and related eigenvalue problems and parabolic evolution problems. Emphasis is on theory and the foundations of numerical methods. Practical exercises involve Matlab implementation of finite element methods.

Participants of the course will become familiar with:

Content of the course (cf. vvz)




recommended (but not mandatory):

more useful books:

yet more:

Note: "available online" 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 Stud-IDES

Matlab tutorials, etc.


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