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Maxwell equations; finite element method; div-rot system; mixed boundary conditions; piecewise smooth boundary; Piecewise linear element fields; numerical examples
The authors examine a finite element method for the numerical approximation of the solution to a div-rot system with mixed boundary conditions in bounded plane domains with piecewise smooth boundary. The solvability of the system both in an infinite and finite dimensional formulation is proved. Piecewise linear element fields with pointwise boundary conditions are used and their approximation properties are studied. Numerical examples indicating the accuracy of the method are given.
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