The spectrum of the periodic p-Laplacian

Paul A. Binding, Bryan P. Rynne

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We consider one-dimensional p-Laplacian eigenvalue problems of the form- ?p u = (? - q) | u |p - 1 sgn u, on (0, b), together with periodic or separated boundary conditions, where p > 1, ?p is the p-Laplacian, q ? C1 [0, b], and b > 0, ? ? R. It will be shown that when p ? 2, the structure of the spectrum in the general periodic case (that is, with q ? 0 and periodic boundary conditions), can be completely different from those of the following known cases: (i) the general periodic case with p = 2, (ii) the periodic case with p ? 2 and q = 0, and (iii) the general separated case with any p > 1. © 2006.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-218
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Differential Equations
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007


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