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# DEPENDENCE OF EIGENVALUES OF SIXTH-ORDER BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS ON THE BOUNDARY

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In this paper, we consider the dependence of eigenvalues of sixth-order boundary value problems on the boundary. We show that the eigenvalues depend not only continuously but also smoothly on boundary points, and that the derivative of the $\def \xmlpi #1{}\def \mathsfbi #1{\boldsymbol {\mathsf {#1}}}\let \le =\leqslant \let \leq =\leqslant \let \ge =\geqslant \let \geq =\geqslant \def \Pr {\mathit {Pr}}\def \Fr {\mathit {Fr}}\def \Rey {\mathit {Re}}n$th eigenvalue as a function of an endpoint satisfies a first-order differential equation. In addition, we prove that as the length of the interval shrinks to zero all higher eigenvalues of such boundary value problems march off to plus infinity. This is also true for the first (that is, lowest) eigenvalue.

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Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society , December 2014 , pp. 457 - 468
Copyright © 2014 Australian Mathematical Publishing Association Inc.

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