Advances in Difference Equations

, 2006:064534 | Cite as

How the constants in Hille-Nehari theorems depend on time scales

  • Pavel Řehák
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Research Article
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  1. Dynamic Equations with Applications


We present criteria of Hille-Nehari-type for the linear dynamic equation (r(t)yΔ)Δ + p(t)y σ = 0, that is, the criteria in terms of the limit behavior of Open image in new window as t → ∞. As a particular important case, we get that there is a (sharp) critical constant in those criteria which belongs to the interval [0,1/4], and its value depends on the graininess μ and the coefficient r. Also we offer some applications, for example, criteria for strong (non-) oscillation and Kneser-type criteria, comparison with existing results (our theorems turn out to be new even in the discrete case as well as in many other situations), and comments with examples.


Differential Equation Partial Differential Equation Ordinary Differential Equation Functional Analysis Functional Equation 
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© Pavel Řehák 2006

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicBrnoCzech Republic

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