Kybernetika 34 no. 6, 693-712, 1998

Numerical studies of parameter estimation techniques for nonlinear evolution equations

Azmy S. Ackleh, Robert R. Ferdinand and Simeon Reich


We briefly discuss an abstract approximation framework and a convergence theory of parameter estimation for a general class of nonautonomous nonlinear evolution equations. A detailed discussion of the above theory has been given earlier by the authors in another paper. The application of this theory together with numerical results indicating the feasibility of this general least squares approach are presented in the context of quasilinear reaction diffusion equations.