- Volume 18 Issue 3
A Householder's transformation is applied to the resistivity inversion problem. The conventional resistivity inversion method is sometimes numerically unstable in interpreting a resistivity sounding data because it usually solves the normal equation derived from an observation equation. The resistivity inversion method using Householder's transformation solves the observation equation directly, so that it is numerically more stable than the conventional method. A theoretical, ill-conditioned Schlumberger sounding data was chosen to test the inversion scheme with Householder's transformation.