An inverse problem for the equation u=-cu-d
Annales de l'Institut Fourier, Tome 44 (1994) no. 4, p. 1181-1209
On considère un domaine plan convexe Ω, dont la courbure du bord n’est pas trop dégénérée. Dans cet article, nous donnons des réponses partielles à une question d’identification liée au problème aux limitesu=-cu-dinΩ,u=0onΩ.Nous montrons deux résultats : 1) Si Ω n’est pas une boule et si on considère seulement des solutions telles que -cu-d0, alors il existe au plus un nombre dénombrable de paires de coefficients (c,d), telles que la dérivée normale u ν| Ω soit égale à une fonction ψ0 donnée.2) Si aucune condition de signe n’est imposée, mais si on fait l’hypothèse supplémentaire que Ω est suffisamment différent d’une boule, alors, de nouveau, il existe au plus un nombre dénombrable de paires de coefficients (c,d), telles que u ν| Ω soit égale à une fonction non-dégénérée ψ donnée. Notre analyse est reliée à des travaux sur les conjectures de Pompeiu–Schiffer. Pour illustrer cette relation, nous montrons aussi comment notre analyse permet de montrer de manière très simple et rapide un résultat dû à Berenstein, concernant la conjecture de Schiffer.
Let Ω be a bounded, convex planar domain whose boundary has a not too degenerate curvature. In this paper we provide partial answers to an identification question associated with the boundary value problemu=-cu-dinΩ,u=0onΩ.We prove two results: 1) If Ω is not a ball and if one considers only solutions with -cu-d0, then there exist at most finitely many pairs of coefficients (c,d) so that the normal derivative u ν| Ω equals a given ψ0.2) If one imposes no sign condition on the solutions but one additionally supposes that Ω is sufficiently far from being a ball, then there exist again at most finitely many pairs of coefficients (c,d) so that u ν| Ω equals a given non-degenerate ψ. Our analysis is related to work on the Pompeiu–Schiffer conjectures. To illustrate this relation we also show how our analysis provides a very elementary and short proof of a result, due to Berenstein, concerning the Schiffer conjecture.
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Vogelius, Michael. An inverse problem for the equation $\triangle u=-cu-d$. Annales de l'Institut Fourier, Tome 44 (1994) no. 4, pp. 1181-1209. doi : 10.5802/aif.1429. http://www.numdam.org/item/AIF_1994__44_4_1181_0/

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