# Article

**Keywords:**

piecewise linear function; Galerkin finite element method; numerical examples; one-dimensional convection-diffusion problems

**Summary:**

Song, Yin and Zhang (Int. J. Numer. Anal. Model. 4: 127-140, 2007) discovered a remarkable property of oscillatory finite element solutions of one-dimensional convection-diffusion problems that leads to a novel numerical method for the solution of such problems. In the present paper this property is described using several figures, then a simple proof of the phenomenon is given which is much more intuitive than the technical analysis of Song et al.