Existence of solutions to fourth-order differential equations with deviating arguments

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Naceri M., Agarwal R. P. , Cetin E. , Amir E. H.

BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


In this paper, we consider fourth-order differential equations on a half-line with deviating arguments of the form u((4))(t) + q(t) f (t, [u(t)], [u'(t)], [u ''(t)], u'''(t)) = 0, 0 < t < + infinity, with the boundary conditions u(0) = A, u' (0) = B, u '' (t) -au'''(t) = theta(t), -tau <= t <= 0; u'''(+infinity) = C. We present sufficient conditions for the existence of a solution between a pair of lower and upper solutions by using Schauder's fixed point theorem. Also, we establish the existence of three solutions between two pairs of lower and upper solutions by using topological degree theory. An important feature of our existence criteria is that the obtained solutions may be unbounded. We illustrate the importance of our results through two simple examples.