Copyright © 2009 Kening Wang and Shuang Li. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
We study the strong superconvergence of a semidiscrete finite element scheme for linear parabolic problems on , where is a bounded domain in with piecewise smooth boundary. We establish the global two order superconvergence results for the error between the approximate solution and the Ritz projection of the exact solution of our model problem in and with and the almost two order superconvergence in and . Results of the case are also included in two space dimensions ( or 2). By applying the interpolated postprocessing technique, similar results are also obtained on the error between the interpolation of the approximate solution and the exact solution.