Double positive solutions of fourth-order nonlinear boundary value problems. (English) Zbl 1037.34017

The authors consider nonlinear fourth-order differential equations \( u^{(4)}(t)=a(t)f(u(t)),\) \(t\in (0,1)\), subject to several boundary conditions. Under suitable growth conditions on the nonlinearity f and using a generalized Leggett-Williams fixed-point theorem, they show that the given problem has at least two positive solutions.


34B18 Positive solutions to nonlinear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
34B15 Nonlinear boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations
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