### A least-squares method for the numerical solution of the Dirichlet problem for the elliptic monge − ampère equation in dimension two

We address in this article the computation of the convex solutions of the Dirichlet problem for the real elliptic Monge − Ampère equation for general convex domains in two dimensions. The method we discuss combines a least-squares formulation with a relaxation method. This approach leads to a sequence of Poisson − Dirichlet problems and another sequence of low dimensional algebraic eigenvalue problems of a new type. Mixed finite element approximations with a smoothing procedure are used for the...