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Chapter 1  Introduction

FreeFEM is an implementation of the Gfem language dedicated to the finite element method. It provides you a way to solve Partial Differential Equations (PDE) simply. Although you can solve quite complicated problems can be solved also.

In this manual we are going to describe the FreeFEM package:

1.1  Conventions

1.2  Software and Documentation

FreeFEM is available on Internet. Check the following http site:


The tarball uses the following naming convetion: freefem-x.x.x.tar.gz

Others documentations are available on the FreeFEM Web site. These might provide further enlightment on the software.


The authors are, in alphabetical order:

If you are interested in FreeFEM have a look at the web site kfem.sourceforge.net You can subscribe to various mailing lists and get the latest stuff from the FreeFEM world.

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