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Extremal Values of Half-Eigenvalues for -Laplacian with Weights in Balls

Boundary Value Problems20102010:690342

Received: 24 May 2010

Accepted: 21 October 2010

Published: 2 November 2010


For one-dimensional -Laplacian with weights in balls, we are interested in the extremal values of the 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

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University


© Ping Yan. 2010

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