Opuscula Math. 32, no. 4 (2012), 731-750

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On a class of nonhomogenous quasilinear problems in Orlicz-Sobolev spaces

Asma Karoui Souayah

Abstract. We study the nonlinear boundary value problem \(-div ((a_1(|\nabla u(x)|)+a_2(|\nabla u(x)|))\nabla u(x))=\lambda |u|^{q(x)-2}u-\mu |u|^{\alpha(x)-2}u\) in \(\Omega\), \(u = 0\) on \(\partial \Omega\) , where \(\Omega\) is a bounded domain in \(\mathbb{R}^N\) with smooth boundary, \(\lambda\), \(\mu\) are positive real numbers, \(q\) and \(\alpha\) are continuous functions and \(a_1\), \(a_2\) are two mappings such that \(a_1(|t|)t\), \(a_2(|t|)t\) are increasing homeomorphisms from \(\mathbb{R}\) to \(\mathbb{R}\). The problem is analyzed in the context of Orlicz-Soboev spaces. First we show the existence of infinitely many weak solutions for any \(\lambda,\mu \gt 0\). Second we prove that for any \(\mu \gt 0\), there exists \(\lambda_*\) sufficiently small, and \(\lambda ^*\) large enough such that for any \(\lambda \in (0,\lambda_*)\cup(\lambda^*,\infty)\), the above nonhomogeneous quasilinear problem has a non-trivial weak solution.

Keywords: variable exponent Lebesgue space, Orlicz-Sobolev space, critical point, weak solution.

Mathematics Subject Classification: 35D05, 35J60, 35J70, 58E05, 68T40, 76A02.

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  • Asma Karoui Souayah
  • Institut Préparatoire aux Etudes d'ingénieurs de Gafsa, Campus Universitaire Sidi Ahmed Zarrouk - 2112 Gafsa, Tunisia
  • Received: 2012-01-09.
  • Accepted: 2012-01-18.
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Asma Karoui Souayah, On a class of nonhomogenous quasilinear problems in Orlicz-Sobolev spaces, Opuscula Math. 32, no. 4 (2012), 731-750, http://dx.doi.org/10.7494/OpMath.2012.32.4.731

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