# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

doi: 10.3934/ipi.2020060

## Leaf Peeling method for the wave equation on metric tree graphs

 1 University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6660, USA 2 Moscow Center for Fundamental and Applied Mathematics, Moscow, 119991, Russia 3 University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6660, USA

* Corresponding author: Yuanyuan Zhao

Received  December 2019 Revised  July 2020 Published  October 2020

Fund Project: The research of the first author was supported in part by the National Science Foundation, grant DMS 1909869 and by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan under the grant No. AP05136197. The research of the second author was supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship under Grant No. 1242789

We consider the dynamical inverse problem for the wave equation on a metric tree graph and describe the dynamical Leaf Peeling (LP) method. The main step of the method is recalculating the response operator from the original tree to a peeled tree. The LP method allows us to recover the connectivity, potential function on a tree graph and the lengths of its edges from the response operator given on a finite time interval.

Citation: Sergei Avdonin, Yuanyuan Zhao. Leaf Peeling method for the wave equation on metric tree graphs. Inverse Problems & Imaging, doi: 10.3934/ipi.2020060
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