Discrete Inverse Problems: Insight and Algorithms

Inverse problems arise when we reconstruct a sharper image from a blurred one or reconstruct the underground mass density from measurements of the gravity above the ground. When we solve an inverse problem, we compute the source that gives rise to some observed data using a mathematical model for the relation between the source and the data. This book gives an introduction to the practical treatment of inverse problems by means of numerical methods, with a focus on basic mathematical and computational aspects. To solve inverse problems, we demonstrate that insight about them goes hand in hand with algorithms. Discrete Inverse Problems includes a number of tutorial exercises that give the reader hands-on experience with the methods, difficulties, and challenges associated with the treatment of inverse problems. It also includes examples and figures that illustrate the theory and algorithms.