The Method of Approximate Inverse: Theory and Applications

  • Thomas┬áSchuster

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1906)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Inverse and Semi-discrete Problems

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  3. Application to 3D Doppler Tomography

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      Pages 51-54
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  4. Application to the spherical mean operator

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  5. Further Applications

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-202

About this book


Inverse problems arise whenever one tries to calculate a required quantity from given measurements of a second quantity that is associated to the first one. Besides medical imaging and non-destructive testing, inverse problems also play an increasing role in other disciplines such as industrial and financial mathematics. Hence, there is a need for stable and efficient solvers. The book is concerned with the method of approximate inverse which is a regularization technique for stably solving inverse problems in various settings such as L2-spaces, Hilbert spaces or spaces of distributions.  The performance and functionality of the method is demonstrated on several examples from medical imaging and non-destructive testing such as computerized tomography, Doppler tomography, SONAR, X-ray diffractometry and thermoacoustic computerized tomography. The book addresses graduate students and researchers interested in the numerical analysis of inverse problems and regularization techniques or in efficient solvers for the applications mentioned above.


Doppler tomography Inverse problem approximate inverse numerical analysis reconstruction kernel regularization method

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas┬áSchuster
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringHelmut Schmidt UniversityHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71226-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71227-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
  • Series Online ISSN 1617-9692
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