Omega-Harmonic Functions and Inverse Conductivity Problems on Networks
Technical research rept.
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH
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In this paper, the authors discuss the inverse problem of identifying the connectivity and conductivity of the links between adjacent pairs of nodes in a network in terms of an input-output map. To do this, they introduce an elliptic operator DELTA omega and an omega-harmonic function on the graph, with its physical interpretation being the diffusion equation on the graph, which models an electric network. After deriving the basic properties of omega-harmonic functions, they prove the solvability of direct problems such as the Dirichlet and Neumann boundary value problems. Their main result is the global uniqueness of the inverse conductivity problem for a network under a suitable monotonicity condition.
- Theoretical Mathematics
- Electricity and Magnetism