Determination of the diffusion coefficient

  • A. F. Mastryukov


A multilevel algorithm for solving the inverse problem for the diffusion equation by the optimization method using Laguerre functions is considered. Numerical calculations are carried out for Maxwell’s equations in a one-dimensional formulation in the diffusion approximations. Using the known solution, we find the medium’s conductivity distribution at some point of space. The function of the Laguerre harmonics is minimized by Newton’s method and the conjugate gradients technique. We investigate the influence of the form of the source of the electromagnetic waves and its spectrum on the solution’s accuracy for the inverse problem. The accuracy of this solution obtained by a multi-level algorithm and using conventional single-level algorithms is compared.


diffusion coefficient Maxwell’s equations multilevel method Laguerre’s method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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