Least Squares Fitting of Harmonic Functions Based on Radon Projections

  • Irina Georgieva
  • Clemens Hofreither
  • Rumen Uluchev
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8177)


Given the line integrals of a harmonic function on a finite set of chords of the unit circle, we consider the problem of fitting these Radon projections type of data by a harmonic polynomial in the unit disk. In particular, we focus on the overdetermined case where the amount of given data is greater than the dimension of the polynomial space. We prove sufficient conditions for existence and uniqueness of a harmonic polynomial fitting the data by using least squares method. Combining with recent results on interpolation with harmonic polynomials, we obtain an algorithm of practical application. We extend our results to fitting of more general mixed data consisting of both Radon projections and function values. We perform a comparative numerical study of the least-squares approach with two other reconstruction methods for the case of noisy data.


multivariate interpolation Radon transform harmonic polynomials least-squares fitting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irina Georgieva
    • 1
  • Clemens Hofreither
    • 2
  • Rumen Uluchev
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and InformaticsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of Information and Communication TechnologiesBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and InformaticsUniversity of TransportSofiaBulgaria

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