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The Nehari manifold for a semilinear elliptic equation involving a sublinear term. (English) Zbl 1130.35049

The author discusses the problem of existence and multiplicity of non-negative solutions to the problem

-Δu(x)=λu(x)+b(x)|u(x)| γ-2 u(x)foruΩu(x)=0forxΩ,(1)

where Ω N is a smooth bounded domain, b:Ω a smooth function, λ and 1<γ<2. When 1<γ<2 the problem (1) is asymptotically linear and the author establishes results on bifurcation from infinity when λ=λ 1 , the principal eigenvalue of the linear problem


By exploiting the relationship between the Nehari manifold and the fibering maps (maps of the form tJ(tu) where J is the Euler functional associated to (1)), the author studies how the Nehari manifold changes as λ varies. The bifurcation is then described in terms of the sign of the quantity Ω bφ 1 γ dx where φ 1 is the positive eigenfunction of the above linear problem corresponding to λ 1 .

35J60Nonlinear elliptic equations
35J20Second order elliptic equations, variational methods
35J25Second order elliptic equations, boundary value problems
47J15Abstract bifurcation theory
47J30Variational methods (nonlinear operator equations)
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