Positive Solutions of a Weak Semipositone Third-Order Three-Point Boundary Value Problem
Received:July 12, 2007  Revised:March 08, 2008
Key Word: singular ordinary differential equation   multi-point boundary value problem   positive solution   existence   multiplicity.  
Fund ProjectL:Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.10871059).
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Qing Liu YAO Department of Applied Mathematics, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Jiangsu 210003, P. R. China 
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      The positive solutions are studied for the nonlinear third-order three-point boundary value problem $$\begin{array}{c}u'''(t)=f(t,u(t)),~\mbox{a.e.}~t\in [0,1],\quad u(0)=u'(\eta)=u''(1)=0,\end{array}$$where the nonlinear term $f(t,u)$ is a Carath\'eodory function and there exists a nonnegative function $h\in L^{1}[0,1]$ such that$f(t,u)\geq -h(t)$. The existence of $n$ positive solutions is proved by considering the integrations of ``height functions'' and applying the Krasnosel'skii fixed point theorem on cone.
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