A Boundary-Domain Integral Equation Method for an Elliptic Cauchy Problem with Variable Coefficients
We consider an integral based method for numerically solving the Cauchy problem for second-order elliptic equations in divergence form with spacewise dependent coefficients. The solution is represented as a boundary-domain integral, with unknown densities to be identified. The given Cauchy data is matched to obtain a system of boundary-domain integral equations from which the densities can be constructed. For the numerical approximation, an efficient Nyström scheme in combination with Tikhonov regularization is presented for the boundary-domain integral equations, together with some numerical investigations.