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# Finite Element Analysis

In mathematics,**finite element method**(FEM) is a numerical technique for finding approximate solutions to boundary value problems. It uses variational methods (the Calculus of variations) to minimize an error function and produce a stable solution. Analogous to the idea that connecting many tiny straight lines can approximate a larger circle,

**FEM**encompasses all the methods for connecting many simple element equations over many small subdomains, named finite elements, to approximate a more complex equation over a larger domain. Wikipedia, Finite Element Analysis

See Also

**Fast Fourier Transform**

**Modal Analysis**

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