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Recovering a Constant in a Strongly Ill-Posed Integrodifferential Parabolic Problem

Volume 2, Number 2 (2012), 72 - 92

Recovering a Constant in a Strongly Ill-Posed Integrodifferential Parabolic Problem

Communicated By: 
Irena Lasiecka
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Abstract

We recover a constant in a strongly ill-posed linear integro-differential parabolic problem with no initial condition, when two boundary conditions are given. The first prescribes the temperature u on the whole of the lateral boundary of the space-time domain, while the latter assigns the conormal derivative of u on an open subset of the lateral boundary. Finally, a linear integral condition involving u is supplied to recover the unknown constant. More precisely, via Carleman estimates we prove uniqueness and continuous dependence results for our strongly ill-posed identification problem.