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Positive solutions for quasilinear Schrödinger equations with critical growth and potential vanishing at infinity

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  • This paper is concerned with the existence of positive solutions for a class of quasilinear Schrödinger equations in $R^N$ with critical growth and potential vanishing at infinity. By using a change of variables, the quasilinear equations are reduced to semilinear one. Since the potential vanish at infinity, the associated functionals are still not well defined in the usual Sobolev space. So we have to work in the weighted Sobolev spaces, by Hardy-type inequality, then the functionals are well defined in the weighted Sobolev space and satisfy the geometric conditions of the Mountain Pass Theorem. Using this fact, we obtain a Cerami sequence converging weakly to a solution $v$. In the proof that $v$ is nontrivial, the main tool is classical arguments used by H. Brezis and L. Nirenberg in [13].
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 35J20, 35J62; Secondary: 35Q55.


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