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Infinitely Many Solutions for a Boundary Value Problem with Discontinuous Nonlinearities

Boundary Value Problems20092009:670675

Received: 16 October 2008

Accepted: 11 February 2009

Published: 23 February 2009


The existence of infinitely many solutions for a Sturm-Liouville boundary value problem, under an appropriate oscillating behavior of the possibly discontinuous nonlinear term, is obtained. Several special cases and consequences are pointed out and some examples are presented. The technical approach is mainly based on a result of infinitely many critical points for locally Lipschitz functions.


Differential EquationPartial Differential EquationOrdinary Differential EquationFunctional EquationNonlinear Term

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Authors’ Affiliations

Mathematics Section, Department of Science for Engineering and Architecture, Engineering Faculty, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
PAU Department, Architecture Faculty, University of Reggio, Calabria, Italy


© G. Bonanno and G.M. Bisci 2009

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