Advances in Differential Equations

On a result of Leizarowitz and Mizel

Alexander J. Zaslavski

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Leizarowitz and Mizel (1989) studied a class of one-dimensional infinite horizon variational problems arising in continuum mechanics and established that these problems possess periodic solutions. They considered a one-parameter family of integrands and show the existence of a constant $c$ such that if a parameter is larger than or equal to $c$, then the corresponding variational problem has a solution which is a constant function, while if a parameter is less than $c$, then the corresponding variational problem possesses only non-constant periodic solutions. In this paper we generalize this result for a large class of families of integrands.

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Adv. Differential Equations, Volume 12, Number 5 (2007), 515-540.

First available in Project Euclid: 29 April 2013

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Primary: 49N60: Regularity of solutions
Secondary: 65K10: Optimization and variational techniques [See also 49Mxx, 93B40]


Zaslavski, Alexander J. On a result of Leizarowitz and Mizel. Adv. Differential Equations 12 (2007), no. 5, 515--540.

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