11R1. Adaptive Meshing with Boundary Elements. Topics in Engineering, Vol 41. - JC Miranda-Valenzuela (ITESM Campus Toluca, Mexico) and KH Muci-Kuchler (Univ of Detroit Mercy, Detroit MI 48219). WIT Press, Southampton, UK. 2002. 293 pp. ISBN 1-85312-888-0. $169.00.

Reviewed by J Trevelyan (Sch of Eng, Univ of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK).

There has been considerable literature over the last 20 years surrounding adaptive methods of mesh refinement, or solution improvement, in the finite element method. Publications relating to the use of these methods in the boundary element method (BEM) have followed. The field is now sufficiently mature for the production of a textbook that might summarize the developments, and that might provide a useful starting point for a BEM researcher who is hoping to make use of these techniques. This book serves the purpose well.

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