A weak discrete maximum principle and stability of the finite element method in on plane polygonal domains. I

Author:
Alfred H. Schatz

Journal:
Math. Comp. **34** (1980), 77-91

MSC:
Primary 65N30

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551291

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Abstract: Let be a polygonal domain in the plane and denote the finite element space of continuous piecewise polynomials of degree defined on a quasi-uniform triangulation of (with triangles roughly of size *h*). It is shown that if is a "discrete harmonic function" then an a priori estimate (a weak maximum principle) of the form

Now let *u* be a continuous function on and be the usual finite element projection of *u* into (with interpolating *u* at the boundary nodes). It is shown that for any

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1980-0551291-3

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