Extremal Values of Half-Eigenvalues for http://static-content.springer.com/image/art%3A10.1155%2F2010%2F690342/MediaObjects/13661_2010_Article_947_IEq1_HTML.gif -Laplacian with Weights in http://static-content.springer.com/image/art%3A10.1155%2F2010%2F690342/MediaObjects/13661_2010_Article_947_IEq2_HTML.gif Balls

Boundary Value Problems20102010:690342

DOI: 10.1155/2010/690342

Received: 24 May 2010

Accepted: 21 October 2010

Published: 2 November 2010

Abstract

For one-dimensional http://static-content.springer.com/image/art%3A10.1155%2F2010%2F690342/MediaObjects/13661_2010_Article_947_IEq3_HTML.gif -Laplacian with weights in http://static-content.springer.com/image/art%3A10.1155%2F2010%2F690342/MediaObjects/13661_2010_Article_947_IEq4_HTML.gif balls, we are interested in the extremal values of the http://static-content.springer.com/image/art%3A10.1155%2F2010%2F690342/MediaObjects/13661_2010_Article_947_IEq5_HTML.gif th positive half-eigenvalues associated with Dirichlet, Neumann, and generalized periodic boundary conditions, respectively. It will be shown that the extremal value problems for half-eigenvalues are equivalent to those for eigenvalues, and all these extremal values are given by some best Sobolev constants.

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Authors’ Affiliations

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Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University

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© Ping Yan. 2010

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