Existence and nonexistence of positive solutions to some fully nonlinear equation in one dimension

Patricio Felmer, Norihisa Ikoma

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In this paper, we consider the existence (and nonexistence) of solutions to −Mλ,Λ ±(u)+V(x)u=f(u)inR where Mλ,Λ + and Mλ,Λ denote the Pucci operators with 0<λ≤Λ<∞ V(x) is a bounded function, f(s) is a continuous function and its typical example is a power-type nonlinearity f(s)=|s|p−1s (p>1). In particular, we are interested in positive solutions which decay at infinity, and the existence (and nonexistence) of such solutions is proved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2162-2196
Number of pages35
JournalJournal of Functional Analysis
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 15



  • Leray–Schauder degree
  • Positive solutions
  • Pucci operators

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  • Analysis

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