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A note on some nonlinear principal eigenvalue problems

Mohsen Boujary1* and Ghasem Alizadeh Afrouzi2

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1 Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic, Azad University (Iau), Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

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Boundary Value Problems 2012, 2012:44  doi:10.1186/1687-2770-2012-44

Published: 16 April 2012

Abstract

We investigate the existence of principal eigenvalues (i.e., eigenvalues corresponding to positive eigenfunctions) the boundary value problem

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where Ω ⊆ ℝN is a bounded domain, 1 < p < ∞ and α is a real number.

AMS Subject Classification: 35J60; 35B30; 35B40.

Keywords:
p-Laplacian; principal eigenvalue