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Existence and nonexistence of positive radial solutions for quasilinear systems

Pages: 810 - 817, Issue Special, September 2009

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Haiyan Wang - Department of Mathematical Sciences & Applied Computing, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100, United States (email)

Abstract: The paper deals with the existence and nonexistence of positive radial solutions for the weakly coupled quasilinear system div$( | \nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u ) + \lambda f(v)=0$, div $( | \nabla v|^{p-2}\nabla v ) + \lambda g(u)=0$ in $\B$, and $\u =v=0$ on $\partial B,$ where $p>1$, $B$ is a finite ball, $f$ and $g$ are continuous and nonnegative functions. We prove that there is a positive radial solution for the problem for various intevals of $\lambda$ in sublinear cases. In addition, a nonexistence result is given. We shall use fixed point theorems in a cone.

Keywords:  p-Laplace operator, positive radial solution, cone
Mathematics Subject Classification:  Primary: 35J55, 34B15

Received: August 2008;      Revised: March 2009;      Published: September 2009.