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The existence of positive solutions for a nonlinear four-point singular boundary value problem with a \(p\)-Laplacian operator. (English) Zbl 1126.34017
The authors study the existence of positive solutions for the following nonlinear four-point singular boundary value problem with a \(p\)-Laplacian operator \[ (\phi_p(u'))'+a(t)f(u(t))=0,\quad 0<t<1, \]
\[ \alpha\phi_p(u(0))-\beta\phi_p(u'(\xi))=0,\quad \gamma\phi_p(u(1))+\delta\phi_p(u'(\eta))=0, \] where \(\phi_p(s)\) is a \(p\)-Laplacian operator, i.e. \(\phi_p(s)=| s| ^{p-2}s, p>1, \phi_q=(\phi_p)^{-1}, \frac{1}{p}+\frac{1}{q}=1, \alpha>0, \beta\geq 0, \gamma>0, \delta\geq 0, \xi, \eta\in(0,1)\) is prescribed and \(\xi<\eta\), \(a\in C((0,1),(0,\infty))\). Based on discussions about the asymptotic behavior of the quotient of \(\frac{f(u)}{u^{p-1}}\) at zero and infinity, and by using the fixed-point index theory, the existence of a positive solution and multiple positive solutions for the above boundary value problem are obtained.

MSC:
34B16 Singular nonlinear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
34B10 Nonlocal and multipoint boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
34B18 Positive solutions to nonlinear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
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