Existence of solutions in a cone for nonlinear alternative problems. (English) Zbl 0585.47050

The existence of solutions in a given cone of a Banach space E for an abstract equation of the form \(Lu=Nu\) is studied, where L is a linear operator with nontrivial kernel and N is a continuous (nonlinear) operator. The author extends a well known result of L. Cesari and R. Kannan [ibid. 63, 221-225 (1977; Zbl 0361.47021)]. In applications, for instance, if L is a differential operator on a bounded domain D of \({\mathbb{R}}^ n\), one can take E as a subspace of \(L^ 2(D)\) and the cone of the positive functions.


47J05 Equations involving nonlinear operators (general)
34B15 Nonlinear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
35G30 Boundary value problems for nonlinear higher-order PDEs
34C15 Nonlinear oscillations and coupled oscillators for ordinary differential equations
35J40 Boundary value problems for higher-order elliptic equations


Zbl 0361.47021
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