**Contemporary Mathematics**

Volume: 333;
2003;
215 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 35; 15; 81; 86; 58;

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# Inverse Problems: Theory and Applications

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*Giovanni Alessandrini; Gunther Uhlmann*

This volume presents the proceedings of a workshop on Inverse
Problems and Applications and a special session on Inverse Boundary
Problems and Applications.

Inverse problems arise in practical situations, such as medical
imaging, exploration geophysics, and non-destructive evaluation where
measurements made in the exterior of a body are used to deduce properties of
the hidden interior. A large class of inverse problems arise from a physical
situation modeled by partial differential equations. The inverse problem is to
determine some coefficients of the equation given some information about
solutions. Analysis of such problems is a fertile area for interaction between
pure and applied mathematics. This interplay is well represented in this volume
where several theoretical and applied aspects of inverse problems are
considered.

The book includes articles on a broad range of inverse problems including
the inverse conductivity problem, inverse problems for Maxwell's equations,
time reversal mirrors, ultrasound using elastic pressure waves, inverse
problems arising in the environment, inverse scattering for the three-body
problem, and optical tomography. Also included are several articles on unique
continuation and on the study of propagation of singularities for hyperbolic
equations in anisotropic media.

This volume is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians
interested in inverse problems and applications.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in inverse problems and applications.

# Table of Contents

## Inverse Problems: Theory and Applications

- Contents iii4 free
- Preface v6 free
- Size estimates 18 free
- Uniqueness in the inverse conductivity problem for thin imperfections weakly or strongly conducting 3542
- Asymptotic formulas for perturbations in the electromagnetic fields due to the presence of thin inhomogeneities 4956
- A resolution study for imaging and time reversal in random media 6370
- Optimal three cylinder inequalities for solutions to parabolic equations with Lipschitz leading coefficients 7986
- Some problems for the application of inverse techniques to environmental modeling 8996
- Uniqueness and stability in the Cauchy problem for the elasticity system with residual stress 99106
- Using a Hankel function expansion to identify stiffness for the boundary impulse input experiment 115122
- On the uniqueness of solutions of higher order nonlinear dispersive equations 137146
- Reconstruction of a manifold from electromagnetic boundary measurements 147156
- Direct and inverse problems for second-order integro-differential operator equations in an unbounded time interval 163172
- Geometrical optics for generic anisotropic materials 177186
- Linear approaches in microwave tomography 187196
- Optical tomography in weakly anisotropic scattering media 199208
- Inverse problems in three-body scattering 209218