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Open Access Research Article

Uniqueness and Parameter Dependence of Positive Solution of Fourth-Order Nonhomogeneous BVPs

Jian-Ping Sun* and Xiao-Yun Wang

Author Affiliations

Department of Applied Mathematics, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, Gansu 730050, China

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Boundary Value Problems 2010, 2010:106962  doi:10.1155/2010/106962

Published: 28 July 2010

Abstract

We investigate the following fourth-order four-point nonhomogeneous Sturm-Liouville boundary value problem: , , , where and are nonnegative parameters. Some sufficient conditions are given for the existence and uniqueness of a positive solution. The dependence of the solution on the parameters is also studied.