In some examples for JuAFEM I often see people using either “apply!()” or “apply_zero!()” to apply the boundary conditions. Can someone explain me the difference:

```
apply!(K, f, dbc)
apply_zero!(K, f, dbc)
```

In some examples for JuAFEM I often see people using either “apply!()” or “apply_zero!()” to apply the boundary conditions. Can someone explain me the difference:

```
apply!(K, f, dbc)
apply_zero!(K, f, dbc)
```

`apply_zero!`

is for when you want to have zeros for the constrained degrees of freedom in the solution of `K \ f`

. One example when this is required is when iterating on a solution for a nonlinear system of equations. The solution to `K \ f`

is the increments to your trial solution and those should be zero for constrained dofs.

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