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Existence, uniqueness and qualitative properties of positive solutions of quasilinear elliptic equations


NGUYEN Phuoc-Tai VO Hoang-Hung

Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Functional Analysis
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Keywords Quasilinear elliptic equations; Hardy potentials; Polynomial decay; Exponential decay
Description We study the following quasilinear elliptic equation -Delta(p)u (beta Phi(x) - a(x))u(p-1) + b(x)g(u) = 0 in R-N, (P-beta) where p > 1, a, b is an element of L-infinity(R-N), beta, b, g >= 0, b not equivalent to 0 and Phi is an element of L-loc(infinity)(R-N), inf(R)N, Phi > -infinity. We provide a sharp criterion in term of generalized principal eigenvalues for existence/non-existence of positive solution of (P-beta) in suitable classes of functions. Uniqueness result for (P-beta) in those classes is also derived. Under additional conditions on Phi, we further show that: i) either for every beta >= 0 nonexistence phenomenon occurs, ii) or there exists a threshold value beta* > 0 in the sense that for every beta is an element of [0, beta*) existence and uniqueness phenomenon occurs and for every beta >= beta* nonexistence phenomenon occurs. In the latter case, we study the limits, as beta -> 0 and beta -> beta*, of the sequence of positive solutions of (P-beta). Our results are new even in the case p = 2.

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