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

Weihua Jiang12* and Fachao Li1

Author Affiliations

1 College of Sciences, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050018, China

2 College of Mathematics and Science of Information, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050016, China

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Boundary Value Problems 2007, 2007:017951  doi:10.1155/2007/17951

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.boundaryvalueproblems.com/content/2007/1/017951

Received:3 May 2007
Accepted:12 September 2007
Published:8 January 2008

© 2007 Jiang and Li

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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.


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