The philosophy of the approximate global convergence for multidimensional coefficient inverse problems
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

Both the most important and the most challenging question in the numerical treatment of a Multidimensional Coefficient Inverse Problem for a PDE is the following: How to obtain a point in a small neighborhood of the exact solution without any a priori knowledge of this solution? The recent numerical experience of the authors for two types of Multidimensional Coefficient Inverse Problems shows that in order to develop a truly efficient algorithm addressing this question, it is necessary to make some reasonable approximations which cannot be rigorously justified. Nevertheless, numerical studies show that corresponding algorithms work quite well. The authors call this approach "approximate global convergence/reconstruction". The goal of the paper is to present a short illustrative review of this philosophy.


approximate global convergence

coefficient inverse problems


Larisa Beilina

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, Matematik

M. V. Klibanov

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations

1747-6933 (ISSN) 1747-6941 (eISSN)

Vol. 57 2-4 277-299





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