Several Existence Theorems of Monotone Positive Solutions for Third-Order Multipoint Boundary Value Problems

  • Weihua Jiang1, 2Email author and

    Affiliated with

    • Fachao Li1

      Affiliated with

      Boundary Value Problems20082007:017951

      DOI: 10.1155/2007/17951

      Received: 3 May 2007

      Accepted: 12 September 2007

      Published: 8 January 2008


      Using fixed point index theory, we obtain several sufficient conditions of existence of at least one positive solution for third-order -point boundary value problems.


      Authors’ Affiliations

      College of Sciences, Hebei University of Science and Technology
      College of Mathematics and Science of Information, Hebei Normal University


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