July  2009, 8(4): 1421-1437. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2009.8.1421

Three nontrivial solutions for periodic problems with the $p$-Laplacian and a $p$-superlinear nonlinearity

1. 

Jagiellonian University, Institute of Computer Science, ul. Nawojki 11, 30072 Kraków

2. 

Department of Mathematics, National Technical University, Zografou Campus, Athens 15780

Received  May 2008 Revised  October 2008 Published  March 2009

We consider a nonlinear periodic problem driven by the scalar $p$-Laplacian and a nonlinearity that exhibits a $p$-superlinear growth near $\pm\infty$, but need not satisfy the Ambrosetti-Rabinowitz condition. Using minimax methods, truncations techniques and Morse theory, we show that the problem has at least three nontrivial solutions, two of which are of fixed sign.
Citation: Leszek Gasiński, Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou. Three nontrivial solutions for periodic problems with the $p$-Laplacian and a $p$-superlinear nonlinearity. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2009, 8 (4) : 1421-1437. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2009.8.1421
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