Differential and Integral Equations

Infinite semipositone problems with asymptotically linear growth forcing terms

D.D. Hai, Lakshmi Sankar, and R. Shivaji

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We study the existence of positive solutions to the singular problem \begin{equation*} \begin{cases} -\Delta_p u = \lambda f(u)-\frac{1}{u^{\alpha}} & \mbox{ in } \Omega, \\ u = 0 & \mbox{ on } \partial \Omega, \end{cases} \end{equation*} where $\lambda$ is a positive parameter, $\Delta_p u =\operatorname{div}(|\nabla{u}|^{p-2}\nabla{u})$, $p > 1$, $\Omega $ is a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^{n}, n \geq 1$ with smooth boundary $\partial\Omega$, $0 < \alpha < 1$, and $f:[0,\infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a continuous function which is asymptotically $p$-linear at $\infty$. We prove the existence of positive solutions for a certain range of $\lambda$ using the method of sub-supersolutions. We also extend our study to classes of systems which have forcing terms satisfying a combined asymptotically p-linear condition at $\infty$ and to corresponding problems on exterior domains.

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Differential Integral Equations, Volume 25, Number 11/12 (2012), 1175-1188.

First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2012

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Primary: 35J75: Singular elliptic equations 35J92: Quasilinear elliptic equations with p-Laplacian


Hai, D.D.; Sankar, Lakshmi; Shivaji, R. Infinite semipositone problems with asymptotically linear growth forcing terms. Differential Integral Equations 25 (2012), no. 11/12, 1175--1188. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.die/1356012256

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