• Balgaisha Mukanova
  • Igor Modin
Part of the Innovation and Discovery in Russian Science and Engineering book series (IDRSE)


In this chapter, we present a short review of the literature and a brief introduction to resistivity sounding methods and electrical resistivity tomography (ERT). We recall the very origin of that method and the most influential research in this field. Several advantages of the method and its relations with mathematical modeling, the boundary element method (BEM), and the theory of inverse problems are discussed.


Electrical resistivity tomography BEM Inverse problems Data inversion Electrical sounding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Balgaisha Mukanova
    • 1
  • Igor Modin
    • 2
  1. 1.L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian, National UniversityAstanaKazakhstan
  2. 2.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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