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Whitney Forms of Higher Degree


Low-order Whitney elements are widely used for electromagnetic field problems. Higher-order approximations are receiving increasing interest, but their definition remains unduly complex. In this paper we propose a new simple construction for Whitney p-elements of polynomial degree higher than one that use only degrees of freedom associated to p-chains. We provide a basis for these elements on simplicial meshes and give a geometrical localization of all degrees of freedom. Properties of the higher-order Whitney complex are deeply investigated.

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hal-00763881 , version 1 (11-12-2012)



Francesca Rapetti, Alain Bossavit. Whitney Forms of Higher Degree. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 2009, 47 (3), pp.2369-2386. ⟨10.1137/070705489⟩. ⟨hal-00763881⟩
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