Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Source

Journal of Mathematical Inequalities

Abstract

In this article we apply an extension of an Avery type fixed point theorem to a family of boundary value problems for higher order ordinary differential equations. The theorem employs concave and convex functionals defined on a cone in a Banach space. We begin by extending a known application to a right focal boundary value problem for a second order problem to a conjugate boundary value problem for a second order problem. We then extend inductively to a two point boundary value problem for a higher order equation. Concavity of differentiable functions plays a key role in the application to second order equations. A concept of generalized concavity plays the same key role in the application to the higher order equation.

Inclusive pages

79-90

ISBN/ISSN

1846-579X

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

This document is made available in compliance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving or with the express permission of the publisher. Permission documentation is on file.

Volume

6

Volume

6

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes

Link to published version

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Mathematics Commons

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