Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

P. Cannarsa - G. Floridia - F. G\"olgeleyen - M. Yamamoto

Inverse coefficient problems for a transport equation by local Carleman estimate

created by floridia on 28 Feb 2019



Inserted: 28 feb 2019

Year: 2019
Links: arxiv


We consider the transport equation $\ppp_tu(x,t) + (H(x)\cdot \nabla u(x,t)) + p(x)u(x,t) = 0$ in $\OOO \times (0,T)$ where $\OOO \subset \R^n$ is a bounded domain, and discuss two inverse problems which consist of determining a vector-valued function $H(x)$ or a real-valued function $p(x)$ by initial values and data on a subboundary of $\OOO$. Our results are conditional stability of H\"older type in a subdomain $D$ provided that the outward normal component of $H(x)$ is positive on $\ppp D \cap \ppp\OOO$. The proofs are based on a Carleman estimate where the weight function depends on $H$.