Kybernetika 32 no. 6, 543-556, 1996

Estimation of discontinuous parameters in general nonautonomous parabolic systems

Azmy S. Ackleh and Ben G. Fitzpatrick


In this paper we present a unified convergence theory for estimating discontinuous parameters in a general class of nonautonomous parabolic systems. The application of this theory to estimate parameters in the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation, flow equations, and the Fokker-Planck population model is discussed.


65M30, 65J20