We consider an adaptive finite element method (AFEM) for the Laplace eigenvalue problem in bounded polygonal or polyhedral domains. We provide an a posteriori error analysis based on a residual type estimator which consists of element and face residuals. The a posteriori error analysis further involves an oscillation term. We prove a reduction in the energy norm of the discretization error and the oscillation term. Numerical results are given illustrating the performance of the AFEM.
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