Eigenvalues of complementary Lidstone boundary value problems
1 Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363, USA
2 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
3 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Boundary Value Problems 2012, 2012:49 doi:10.1186/1687-2770-2012-49Published: 24 April 2012
We consider the following complementary Lidstone boundary value problem
where λ > 0. The values of λ are characterized so that the boundary value problem has a positive solution. Moreover, we derive explicit intervals of λ such that for any λ in the interval, the existence of a positive solution of the boundary value problem is guaranteed. Some examples are also included to illustrate the results obtained. Note that the nonlinear term F depends on y' and this derivative dependence is seldom investigated in the literature.
AMS Subject Classification: 34B15.