Nodal Bases for the Serendipity Family of Finite Elements

Michael S. Floater, Andrew Gillette

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Using the notion of multivariate lower set interpolation, we construct nodal basis functions for the serendipity family of finite elements, of any order and any dimension. For the purpose of computation, we also show how to express these functions as linear combinations of tensor-product polynomials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-893
Number of pages15
JournalFoundations of Computational Mathematics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


  • Lower sets
  • Multivariate interpolation
  • Serendipity elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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