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A posteriori error estimates for Maxwell equations
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Math. Comp. 77 (2008), 633-649 Request permission


Maxwell equations are posed as variational boundary value problems in the function space $H(\operatorname {curl})$ and are discretized by Nédélec finite elements. In Beck et al., 2000, a residual type a posteriori error estimator was proposed and analyzed under certain conditions onto the domain. In the present paper, we prove the reliability of that error estimator on Lipschitz domains. The key is to establish new error estimates for the commuting quasi-interpolation operators recently introduced in J. Schöberl, Commuting quasi-interpolation operators for mixed finite elements. Similar estimates are required for additive Schwarz preconditioning. To incorporate boundary conditions, we establish a new extension result.
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  • Joachim Schöberl
  • Affiliation: Center for Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelstrasse 19, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
  • Received by editor(s): May 5, 2005
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: July 25, 2006
  • Published electronically: December 12, 2007
  • Additional Notes: The author acknowledges support from the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), Austria, and from the Austrian Science Foundation FWF within project grant Start Y-192, “hp-FEM: Fast Solvers and Adaptivity”
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  • Journal: Math. Comp. 77 (2008), 633-649
  • MSC (2000): Primary 65N30
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  • MathSciNet review: 2373173