A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD provides a easy, basic option to the course subject matter that may be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students without the standard necessities (i.e. structural analysis). The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate student in civil and mechanical engineering whose main interest is in stress analysis and warmth transfer. The text is geared toward folks who need to apply the finite element method as a tool to resolve practical physical problems.
A First Course in the Finite Element Method