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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 18 (1995), Issue 3, Pages 601-605

Surface temperature determination from Borehole measurements: Regularization and error estimates

1HoChiMinh City University, Department of Mathematics, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
2University of the Philippines, Department of Mathematics, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Received 15 July 1993; Revised 30 March 1994

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The authors consider the problem of determining the temperature distribution u(x,t) on the half-line x=0, t>0, from measurements at an interior point, for all t>0. As is well-known, this is an ill-posed problem Using the Tikhonov method, the authors give a regularized solution, and assuming the (unknown) exact solution is in Hα(), α>0. They give an error estimate of the order 1/(1n1/ ϵ )α for ϵ 0, where ϵ >0 is a bound on the measurement error.