




Inverse Problems for a TimeFractional Diffusion Equation with Unknown RightHand Side 

PP: 639653 

doi:10.18576/pfda/090408


Author(s) 

Durdimurod K. Durdiev,
Murat A. Sultanov,
Askar A. Rahmonov,
Yerkebulan Nurlanuly,


Abstract 

This paper is devoted to forward and inverse source problems for a 2D in space variables timefractional diffusion equation. The forward problem is an initialboundary/value problem for given equation in a rectangular area. In inverse problem the unknown right side of the equation is assumed to have the form of a product of two functions: one of which depends only on the time variable, while the other one  depends on the spatial variables. Two inverse problems of finding these functions separately under the condition that the other function is known are investigated. For the inverse problem for determining a timedependence function, Abel’s integral equation of the first kind is obtained, which is further reduced to an integral equation of the second kind with the application of fractional differentiation to it. To solve the direct problem and inverse problem of determining a spatialdependence function, the Fourier spectral method is used. Theorems of unique solvability of the formulated problems are proved. The existence and uniqueness results are based on the Fourier method, fractional calculus and properties of MittagLefller function.





