The book provides an introduction to finite elements, iterative linear solvers
and scientific computing aimed at graduates in engineering, numerical analysis, applied mathematics
and interdisciplinary scientific computing.
The second edition has three new
chapters and will be published in 2014.
You can check out the contents of the 2005 edition using Google books.
Readers requiring a gentle introduction to the mathematics underlying finite element convergence theory will find it useful to assimilate the material in our Finite Element Primer before reading the first chapter.