An inverse boundary value problem for the p-Laplacian: A linearization approach

Tutkimustuotos: Lehtiartikkelivertaisarvioitu



  • Stanford University


This work tackles an inverse boundary value problem for a p-Laplace type partial differential equation parametrized by a smoothening parameter T ≥ 0. The aim is to numerically test reconstructing a conductivity type coefficient in the equation when Dirichlet boundary values of certain solutions to the corresponding Neumann problem serve as data. The numerical studies are based on a straightforward linearization of the forward map, and they demonstrate that the accuracy of such an approach depends nontrivially on 1 < p < ∞ and the chosen parametrization for the unknown coefficient. The numerical considerations are complemented by proving that the forward operator, which maps a Hölder continuous conductivity coefficient to the solution of the Neumann problem, is Fréchet differentiable, excluding the degenerate case T = 0 that corresponds to the classical (weighted) -Laplace equation.


JulkaisuInverse Problems
TilaJulkaistu - 28 tammikuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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