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This book is written primarily to help the students as a gentle introduction to the practice of FEM. It contains complementary/supplementary material to the textbooks covering the theoretical aspects of the subject. It also contains many 1-D and 2-D problems solved by analytical method, by FEM using hand calculations and by using commercial FEM software - ANSYS 12.0 - an academic teaching software. It helps the students in building confidence in the method.