Interior maximum norm estimates for finite element methods

Authors:
A. H. Schatz and L. B. Wahlbin

Journal:
Math. Comp. **31** (1977), 414-442

MSC:
Primary 65N30

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1977-0431753-X

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0431753

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Abstract: Interior a priori error estimates in the maximum norm are derived from interior Ritz-Galerkin equations which are common to a class of methods used in approximating solutions of second order elliptic boundary value problems. The estimates are valid for a large class of piecewise polynomial subspaces used in practice, which are defined on quasi-uniform meshes. It is shown that the error in an interior domain ${\Omega _1}$ can be estimated with the best order of accuracy that is possible locally for the subspaces used plus the error in a weaker norm over a slightly larger domain which measures the effects from outside of the domain ${\Omega _1}$.

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