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Open Access Research Article

Several Existence Theorems of Multiple Positive Solutions of Nonlinear -Point BVP for an Increasing Homeomorphism and Homomorphism on Time Scales

Wei Han1 and Shugui Kang2*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Mathematics, North University of China, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030051, China

2 Institute of Applied Mathematics, Shanxi Datong University, Datong, Shanxi 037009, China

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Boundary Value Problems 2009, 2009:584145  doi:10.1155/2009/584145

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Received:24 July 2009
Accepted:29 November 2009
Published:7 December 2009

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Abstract

By using fixed point theorems in cones, the existence of multiple positive solutions is considered for nonlinear -point boundary value problem for the following second-order boundary value problem on time scales , , , , where is an increasing homeomorphism and homomorphism and . Some new results are obtained for the existence of twin or an arbitrary odd number of positive solutions of the above problem by applying Avery-Henderson and Leggett-Williams fixed point theorems, respectively. In particular, our criteria generalize and improve some known results by Ma and Castaneda (2001). We must point out for readers that there is only the -Laplacian case for increasing homeomorphism and homomorphism. As an application, one example to demonstrate our results is given.

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