Mathematical Problems in Engineering
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A Predictor-Corrector Finite Element Method for Time-Harmonic Maxwell’s Equations in Polygonal Domains

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Mathematical Problems in Engineering is a broad-based journal publishes results of rigorous engineering research across all disciplines, carried out using mathematical tools.

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Chief Editor, Professor Guangming Xie, is currently a full professor of dynamics and control with the College of Engineering, Peking University. His research interests include complex system dynamics and control and intelligent and biomimetic robots.

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A Total Fractional-Order Variation Regularized Reconstruction Method for CT

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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
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Acceptance rate28%
Submission to final decision76 days
Acceptance to publication38 days
CiteScore1.130
Impact Factor1.179
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