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Existence and multiplicity result for a class of second order elliptic equations

  • Helmut Hofer (a1)

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Some second order semilinear elliptic boundary value problems of the Ambrosetti-Prodi-type are studied. Existence and multiplicity of solutions is proved in dependence on a parameter. Constructing a global strongly increasing fixed point operator in a suitable function space, observing - under appropriate conditions, which are in some sense optimal–that the fixed point operator has some properties similar to a strongly positive linear endomorphism, one unifies and improves the treatment of such problems, whether the nonlinearity is dependent on the gradient or not, and obtains some new results.

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