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Applications of variational methods to an anti-periodic boundary value problem of a second-order differential system

Yu Tian and Yajing Zhang

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In this paper, we discuss the existence of multiple solutions to a second order anti-periodic boundary value problem \[ \ddot {x}(t)+M x(t)+\nabla F(t, x(t))=0\quad\mbox{almost every } t\in [0, T],\\ x(0)=-x(T) \qquad\qquad\qquad\ \, \dot {x}(0)=-\dot {x}(T) \] by using variational methods and critical point theory. Furthermore, we obtain the existence of periodic solutions for corresponding second-order differential systems.

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Rocky Mountain J. Math., Volume 47, Number 5 (2017), 1721-1741.

First available in Project Euclid: 22 September 2017

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Anti-periodic boundary value problem variational methods Mountain pass theorem


Tian, Yu; Zhang, Yajing. Applications of variational methods to an anti-periodic boundary value problem of a second-order differential system. Rocky Mountain J. Math. 47 (2017), no. 5, 1721--1741. doi:10.1216/RMJ-2017-47-5-1721.

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