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An inverse coefficient problem for a quasilinear parabolic equation with nonlocal boundary conditions

Fatma Kanca1* and Irem Baglan2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Management Information Systems, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 34083, Turkey

2 Department of Mathematics, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, 41380, Turkey

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Boundary Value Problems 2013, 2013:213  doi:10.1186/1687-2770-2013-213

Published: 30 September 2013

Abstract

In this paper the inverse problem of finding the time-dependent coefficient of heat capacity together with the nonlocal boundary conditions is considered. Under some natural regularity and consistency conditions on the input data, the existence, uniqueness and continuous dependence upon the data of the solution are shown. Some considerations on the numerical solution for this inverse problem are presented with an example.