## Differential and Integral Equations

### Principal eigenvalue for quasilinear cooperative elliptic systems

#### Abstract

We study the first eigenvalue of a $\lambda$-dependent cooperative elliptic system involving two quasilinear operators. By variational arguments, we find an expression for the limit of this eigenvalue as $\lambda \rightarrow -\infty$, which improves and extends (for gradient quasilinear systems) a result proved by Álvarez Caudevilla-López Gómez [4] and Dancer [9]. We apply this result to deduce the existence of strictly principal eigenvalues (i.e., whose eigenfunctions have both components positive) of a weighted system and extend the results proved in Cuesta-Ramos Quoirin [7] for the scalar case.

#### Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 24, Number 11/12 (2011), 1107-1124.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2012