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Sturmian comparison theorem for half-linear second-order differential equations. (English) Zbl 0873.34020
The half-linear differential equation $${\textstyle {\frac{d}{dt}}} \{r(t)\varphi(u'(t))\}+ c(t)\varphi(u(t))=0 \tag E$$ is considered. Here $c\in C[0,\infty)$, $r\in C^1([0,\infty), (0,\infty))$ and $\varphi:\bbfR\to\bbfR$ is defined by $\varphi(s)=|s|^{p-2}s$, where $p>1$ is a fixed number. The authors continue the study initiated by {\it A. Elbert} [Colloq. Math. Soc. Janos Bolyai 30, 153-180 (1981; Zbl 0511.34006)]. They prove: Let $r(t)$, $r_1(t)$, $C^1([a,b], (0,\infty))$ and $c(t),c_1(t)\in C[a,b]$. If the boundary value problem $${\textstyle {\frac{d}{dt}}} \{r_1(t)\varphi(\omega'(t))\}+ c_1(t)\varphi(\omega(t))=0, \qquad \omega(a)= \omega(b)=0$$ has a solution with $\omega(t)\ne 0$ on $(a,b)$ satisfying $$\int_a^b \{(r-r_1)|\omega'|^p- (c-c_1)|\omega|^p\}dt\leq 0$$ then every solution $u(t)$ of (E) must have a zero in $(a,b)$ unless $u(t)$ and $\omega(t)$ are proportional. Some oscillation and nonoscillation criteria are given, too, as applications.

34C10Qualitative theory of oscillations of ODE: zeros, disconjugacy and comparison theory
34C15Nonlinear oscillations, coupled oscillators (ODE)
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