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November  2009, 8(6): 1957-1974. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2009.8.1957

Multiple solutions for nonlinear coercive Neumann problems

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Department of Mathematics, Hellenic Naval Academy, Piraeus 18539, Greece

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Department of Mathematics, National Technical University, Zografou Campus, Athens 15780

Received  June 2008 Revised  February 2009 Published  August 2009

In this paper we deal with a nonlinear Neumann problem driven by the $p$--Laplacian and with a potential function which asymptotically at infinity is $p$--linear. Using variational methods based on critical point theory coupled with suitable truncation techniques, we prove a theorem establishing the existence of at least three nontrivial smooth solutions for the Neumann problem. For the semilinear case (i.e., $p=2$) using Morse theory, we produce one more nontrivial smooth solution.
Citation: Sophia Th. Kyritsi, Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou. Multiple solutions for nonlinear coercive Neumann problems. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2009, 8 (6) : 1957-1974. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2009.8.1957
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