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Multiple positive solutions of singular and nonsingular discrete problems via variational methods. (English) Zbl 1070.39005
The authors use the critical point theory to obtain the existence of multiple positive solutions of the discrete boundary value problem \[ \Delta ^{2}y(k-1)+f(k,y(k))=0,\;k\in \{1,...,T\},\quad y(0)=0=y(T+1), \] where \(T\) is a positive integer, \(\Delta y(k)=y(k+1)-y(k)\) is the forward difference operator and \(f\in C(\{1,...,T\}\times [ 0,\infty );\mathbb{R}) \) is a given function with some specific properties.

MSC:
39A11 Stability of difference equations (MSC2000)
39A12 Discrete version of topics in analysis
34B15 Nonlinear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
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