TY - JOUR

T1 - Uniqueness for an inverse problem originating from magnetohydrodynamics. A class of smooth domains

AU - Beretta, Elena

AU - Vessella, Sergio

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - We consider the homogeneous Dirichlet problem Δu = - f(u) ≤ 0 in Ω with u = 0 on ∂Ω. We are interested in the inverse problem of determining the nonlinear source f from knowledge of the normal derivative of u, ∂u/∂n, on an open arc Γ of ∂Ω. It is well known that this fails if Ω is a ball. On the other hand, Beretta and Vogelius proved that an analytic source f is uniquely determined from knowledge of (∂u/∂n)Γ if Γ has at least a true corner. In this paper we try to bridge the gap finding a class of smooth domains for which the determination of analytic f is possible.

AB - We consider the homogeneous Dirichlet problem Δu = - f(u) ≤ 0 in Ω with u = 0 on ∂Ω. We are interested in the inverse problem of determining the nonlinear source f from knowledge of the normal derivative of u, ∂u/∂n, on an open arc Γ of ∂Ω. It is well known that this fails if Ω is a ball. On the other hand, Beretta and Vogelius proved that an analytic source f is uniquely determined from knowledge of (∂u/∂n)Γ if Γ has at least a true corner. In this paper we try to bridge the gap finding a class of smooth domains for which the determination of analytic f is possible.

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U2 - 10.1017/s0308210500003875

DO - 10.1017/s0308210500003875

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:17744388586

VL - 135

SP - 267

EP - 283

JO - Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A: Mathematics

JF - Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A: Mathematics

SN - 0308-2105

IS - 2

ER -