Determining the initial age distribution for an age structured population Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • "This paper deals with an inverse problem in age-structured population dynamics; the recovery of an unknown initial age distribution. We attempt to recover this function from overposed data which consists of either the total population over a time interval equal to the maximum life span of the species or the age structure of the population at a fixed later time. Existence, uniqueness and continuous dependence of the initial distribution function on the data are addressed. Some numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the feasibility of recovery using the methods of the paper."

author list (cited authors)

  • Pilant, M., & Rundell, W.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • May 1991