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Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems

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Volume 19, Issue 3 (Jan 2011)


Regularization and error estimate for a spherically symmetric backward heat equation

Wei Cheng
  • College of Science, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450001, P. R. China.
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/ Chu-Li Fu
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, P. R. China.
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/ Feng-Juan Qin
  • College of Science, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450001, P. R. China.
Published Online: 2011-08-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jiip.2011.035


In this paper, we consider an inverse time problem for a spherically symmetric heat equation. The problem is ill-posed. A spectral method is applied to formulate a regularized solution which is stably convergent to the exact ones. A quite sharp error estimate for the regularized solution is obtained with suitable choice of regularization parameter.

Keywords.: Ill-posed problem; spherically symmetric backward heat equation; spectral method; error estimate

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Received: 2010-04-14

Published Online: 2011-08-05

Published in Print: 2011-08-01

Citation Information: Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems, ISSN (Online) 1569-3945, ISSN (Print) 0928-0219, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jiip.2011.035. Export Citation

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