## Differential and Integral Equations

### Applications of a one-dimensional Sobolev inequality to eigenvalue problems

#### Abstract

A one-dimensional Sobolev-type inequality supplemented by a Prüfer transformation argument is used to derive upper and lower bounds for the eigenvalues of regular, self-adjoint second-order eigenvalue problems. These inequalities are shown to have applications to counting eigenvalues in the intervals $\scriptstyle (-\infty,\lambda]$, estimating eigenvalue gaps, Liapunov inequalities, and de La Valée Poussin-type inequalities.

#### Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 9, Number 3 (1996), 481-498.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 7 May 2013