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Open Access Research Article

The Shooting Method and Nonhomogeneous Multipoint BVPs of Second-Order ODE

Man Kam Kwong12* and James SW Wong345

Author Affiliations

1 Lucent Technologies Inc., Lisle, IL 60532, USA

2 Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607-7045, USA

3 Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

4 Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

5 Chinney Investments Ltd., Hong Kong

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Boundary Value Problems 2007, 2007:064012  doi:10.1155/2007/64012

Published: 28 November 2007

Abstract

In a recent paper, Sun et al. (2007) studied the existence of positive solutions of nonhomogeneous multipoint boundary value problems for a second-order differential equation. It is the purpose of this paper to show that the shooting method approach proposed in the recent paper by the first author can be extended to treat this more general problem.