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Two regularization methods for a class of inverse boundary value problems of elliptic type

Abdallah Bouzitouna1, Nadjib Boussetila2* and Faouzia Rebbani1

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1 Applied Mathematics Laboratory, University Badji Mokhtar Annaba, P.O. Box 12, Annaba, 23000, Algeria

2 Department of Mathematics, 8 Mai 1945 Guelma University, P.O. Box 401, Guelma, 24000, Algeria

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Boundary Value Problems 2013, 2013:178  doi:10.1186/1687-2770-2013-178

Published: 2 August 2013


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MSC: 35R25, 65J20, 35J25.

ill-posed problems; elliptic problems; cut-off spectral regularization; iterative regularization