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Picone-type inequalities for nonlinear elliptic equations with first-order terms and their applications

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20062006:52378

DOI: 10.1155/JIA/2006/52378

Received: 24 February 2004

Accepted: 13 April 2004

Published: 3 January 2006

Abstract

Picone-type inequalities are established for nonlinear elliptic equations which are generalizations of nonself-adjoint linear elliptic equations, and Sturmian comparison theorems are derived as applications. Oscillation results are also obtained for forced superlinear elliptic equations and superlinear-sublinear elliptic equations.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Mathematical Analysis, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Comenius University
(2)
Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University
(3)
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Toyama

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