### Abstract

We consider the inverse problem to the refraction problem div((1 + (k-1)χD)∇u) = 0 in Ω and ∂u/∂v = g on ∂Ω. The inverse problem is to determine the size and the location of an unknown object D from the boundary measurement Λ_{D}(g) = u|_{∂Ω}. The results of this paper are twofold: stability and estimation of size of D. We first obtain upper and lower bounds of the size of D by comparing Λ_{D}(g) with the Dirichlet data corresponding to the harmonic equation with the same Neumann data g. We then obtain logarithmic stability in the case of the disks. In the course of deriving the stability, we are able to compute a positive lower bound (independent of D) of the gradient of the solution u to the refraction problem with the Neumann data g satisfying some mild conditions.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1389-1405 |

Number of pages | 17 |

Journal | SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis |

Volume | 28 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1997 Nov |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Analysis
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics

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*SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis*,

*28*(6), 1389-1405. https://doi.org/10.1137/S0036141096299375