FINITE ELEMENTS Computational ENGINEERING SCIENCES, John Wiley (2012), details the maturation of ~3 decades of subject matter academic course organization at first level graduate, subsequently adapted to a senior undergraduate capstone experience. The text is orecisely organized to support both requirements with each culminating in theorization reduction to hands-on PC-compatible computing practice.

The underlying weak form theory, always! completed in the continuum, is converted to computable form via finite element basis discretizations. Quantifying performance dependence on FE implementation choices responds to precise theoretical musings. Text engineering sciences topics coverage spans heat transfer, structural mechanics, mechanical vibrations, fluid mechancs and heat/mass transport.

A decade ago Prof. Baker began moving the classromm lecture environment to Internet, leading to a totally time/distance-insensitive venue for academic course content outreach. These links access edits of these semester length Internet courses with goal to support and enrich text readership experience.

Finite Element Analysis - ME 452w: A senior undergraduate engineering capstone exposure to finite element analysis basics leading to hands-on basic and design computing practice. Finite element methodology implements engineering conservation principles weak form theorization into "computable form."   Rigorous theory predicts the impact of implementation choices with validation via computer labs template-enabled in a Matlab Problem Solving Environment (PSE). Design analysis computer labs are supported by the COMSOL PSE. Access here.  

Computational Engineering Sciences - ES 551w: A thorough first level graduate exposure to weak form theory for multi-disciplinary applications in the engineering sciences. In distinction to ME 452w, course focus emphasizes validation of the mathematical rigor substantiating FE algorithm optimal performance within the peer discrete class. Precise accuracy/convergence/stability assessments, including comparison with finte difference/volume discretizations, is enabled via integrated hands-on computing practice. Access here.