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© Ahmed Alsaedi. 2011
Received: 11 May 2010
Accepted: 2 October 2010
Published: 4 October 2010
The monotone iterative technique coupled with the method of upper and lower solutions [1–7] manifests itself as an effective and flexible mechanism that offers theoretical as well as constructive existence results in a closed set, generated by the lower and upper solutions. In general, the convergence of the sequence of approximate solutions given by the monotone iterative technique is at most linear [8, 9]. To obtain a sequence of approximate solutions converging quadratically, we use the method of quasilinearization . This method has been developed for a variety of problems [11–20]. In view of its diverse applications, this approach is quite an elegant and easier for application algorithms.
The subject of multipoint nonlocal boundary conditions, initiated by Bicadze and Samarskiĭ , has been addressed by many authors, for instance, [22–32]. The multipoint boundary conditions appear in certain problems of thermodynamics, elasticity and wave propagation, see  and the references therein. The multipoint boundary conditions may be understood in the sense that the controllers at the endpoints dissipate or add energy according to censors located at intermediate positions.
We need the following result  to establish the main result.
Let be a continuous function satisfying the Nagumo condition on where are continuous functions such that for all Then there exists a constant (depending only on the Nagumo function ) such that every solution of (1.1)-(1.2) with , satisfies
3. Main Results
Thus, are lower and upper solutions of (3.14), respectively. Since satisfies a Nagumo condition, there exists a constant (depending on and a Nagumo function) such that any solution of (3.14) with satisfies on
Let and be, respectively, lower and upper solutions of (3.60). Clearly and are not the solutions of (3.60) and Also, the assumptions of Theorem 3.1 are satisfied. Thus, the conclusion of Theorem 3.1 applies to the problem (3.60).
The author is grateful to the referees and professor G. Infante for their valuable suggestions and comments that led to the improvement of the original paper.
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