We study the periodic boundary value problem associated with the second order nonlinear equation u''+(λa+(t)−μa−(t))g(u)=0, where g(u) has superlinear growth at zero and sublinear growth at infinity. For λ,μ positive and large, we prove the existence of 3^m−1 positive T-periodic solutions when the weight function a(t) has m positive humps separated by m negative ones (in a T-periodicity interval). As a byproduct of our approach we also provide abundance of positive subharmonic solutions and symbolic dynamics. The proof is based on coincidence degree theory for locally compact operators on open unbounded sets and also applies to Neumann and Dirichlet boundary conditions. Finally, we deal with radially symmetric positive solutions for the Neumann and the Dirichlet problems associated with elliptic PDEs.

1 aBoscaggin, Alberto1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo1 aZanolin, Fabio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3526401233nas a2200133 4500008004100000245007600041210006900117300001200186490000700198520080200205100002301007700002301030856004601053 2018 eng d00aPositive subharmonic solutions to nonlinear ODEs with indefinite weight0 aPositive subharmonic solutions to nonlinear ODEs with indefinite a17500210 v203 aWe prove that the superlinear indefinite equation u″ + a(t)up = 0, where p > 1 and a(t) is a T-periodic sign-changing function satisfying the (sharp) mean value condition ∫0Ta(t)dt < 0, has positive subharmonic solutions of order k for any large integer k, thus providing a further contribution to a problem raised by Butler in its pioneering paper [Rapid oscillation, nonextendability, and the existence of periodic solutions to second order nonlinear ordinary differential equations, J. Differential Equations 22 (1976) 467–477]. The proof, which applies to a larger class of indefinite equations, combines coincidence degree theory (yielding a positive harmonic solution) with the Poincaré–Birkhoff fixed point theorem (giving subharmonic solutions oscillating around it).

1 aBoscaggin, Alberto1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo uhttps://doi.org/10.1142/S021919971750021300564nas a2200133 4500008004100000245012900041210006900170260008500239300001400324490000700338100002300345700001900368856004300387 2017 eng d00aAn application of coincidence degree theory to cyclic feedback type systems associated with nonlinear differential operators0 aapplication of coincidence degree theory to cyclic feedback type bNicolaus Copernicus University, Juliusz P. Schauder Centre for Nonlinear Studies a683–7260 v501 aFeltrin, Guglielmo1 aZanolin, Fabio uhttps://doi.org/10.12775/TMNA.2017.03801736nas a2200181 4500008004100000022001400041245010800055210006900163300000900232490000700241520106900248653003901317653002301356653004001379653003601419100002301455856007601478 2017 eng d a1534-039200aMultiple positive solutions of a sturm-liouville boundary value problem with conflicting nonlinearities0 aMultiple positive solutions of a sturmliouville boundary value p a10830 v163 aWe study the second order nonlinear differential equation

\begindocument $ u'' + \sum\limits_i = 1^m α_ia_i(x)g_i(u) - \sum\limits_j = 1^m + 1 β_jb_j(x)k_j(u) = 0,\rm $ \enddocument

where $\alpha_i, \beta_j>0$, $a_i(x), b_j(x)$ are non-negative Lebesgue integrable functions defined in $\mathopen[0, L\mathclose]$, and the nonlinearities $g_i(s), k_j(s)$ are continuous, positive and satisfy suitable growth conditions, as to cover the classical superlinear equation $u"+a(x)u.p = 0$, with $p>1$.When the positive parameters $\beta_j$ are sufficiently large, we prove the existence of at least $2.m-1$positive solutions for the Sturm-Liouville boundary value problems associated with the equation.The proof is based on the Leray-Schauder topological degree for locally compact operators on open and possibly unbounded sets.Finally, we deal with radially symmetric positive solutions for the Dirichlet problems associated with elliptic PDEs.

10aLeray-Schauder topological degree;10apositive solutions10aSturm-Liouville boundary conditions10aSuperlinear indefinite problems1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo uhttp://aimsciences.org//article/id/1163b042-0c64-4597-b25c-3494b268e5a101598nas a2200217 4500008004100000022001400041245010600055210006900161300001600230490000800246520083500254653002301089653002501112653003601137653003201173653002601205653003601231100002301267700001901290856007101309 2017 eng d a0022-039600aMultiplicity of positive periodic solutions in the superlinear indefinite case via coincidence degree0 aMultiplicity of positive periodic solutions in the superlinear i a4255 - 42910 v2623 aWe study the periodic boundary value problem associated with the second order nonlinear differential equationu″+cu′+(a+(t)−μa−(t))g(u)=0, where g(u) has superlinear growth at zero and at infinity, a(t) is a periodic sign-changing weight, c∈R and μ>0 is a real parameter. Our model includes (for c=0) the so-called nonlinear Hill's equation. We prove the existence of 2m−1 positive solutions when a(t) has m positive humps separated by m negative ones (in a periodicity interval) and μ is sufficiently large, thus giving a complete solution to a problem raised by G.J. Butler in 1976. The proof is based on Mawhin's coincidence degree defined in open (possibly unbounded) sets and applies also to Neumann boundary conditions. Our method also provides a topological approach to detect subharmonic solutions.

10aCoincidence degree10aMultiplicity results10aNeumann boundary value problems10aPositive periodic solutions10asubharmonic solutions10aSuperlinear indefinite problems1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo1 aZanolin, Fabio uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002203961730021900849nas a2200109 4500008004100000245006100041210005900102260002000161520048400181100002300665856005100688 2017 en d00aA note on a fixed point theorem on topological cylinders0 anote on a fixed point theorem on topological cylinders bSpringer Verlag3 aWe present a fixed point theorem on topological cylinders in normed linear spaces for maps satisfying a property of stretching a space along paths. This result is a generalization of a similar theorem obtained by D. Papini and F. Zanolin. In view of the main result, we discuss the existence of fixed points for maps defined on different types of domains and we propose alternative proofs for classical fixed point theorems, as Brouwer, Schauder and Krasnosel’skii ones.

1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3526300961nas a2200133 4500008004100000245014200041210006900183260003100252520042800283100002300711700002300734700001900757856005100776 2016 en d00aPairs of positive periodic solutions of nonlinear ODEs with indefinite weight: a topological degree approach for the super-sublinear case0 aPairs of positive periodic solutions of nonlinear ODEs with inde bCambridge University Press3 aWe study the periodic and Neumann boundary value problems associated with the second order nonlinear differential equation u''+cu'+λa(t)g(u)=0, where g:[0,+∞[→[0,+∞[ is a sublinear function at infinity having superlinear growth at zero. We prove the existence of two positive solutions when ∫a(t)dt 0 is sufficiently large. Our approach is based on Mawhin's coincidence degree theory and index computations.

1 aBoscaggin, Alberto1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo1 aZanolin, Fabio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3526202865nas a2200121 4500008004100000245007000041210006900111260001000180520240500190653002302595100002302618856010202641 2016 en d00aPositive solutions to indefinite problems: a topological approach0 aPositive solutions to indefinite problems a topological approach bSISSA3 aThe present Ph.D. thesis is devoted to the study of positive solutions to indefinite problems. In particular, we deal with the second order nonlinear differential equation u'' + a(t) g(u) = 0, where g : [0,+∞[→[0,+∞[ is a continuous nonlinearity and a : [0,T]→R is a Lebesgue integrable sign-changing weight. We analyze the Dirichlet, Neumann and periodic boundary value problems on [0,T] associated with the equation and we provide existence, nonexistence and multiplicity results for positive solutions. In the first part of the manuscript, we investigate nonlinearities g(u) with a superlinear growth at zero and at infinity (including the classical superlinear case g(u)=u^p, with p>1). In particular, we prove that there exist 2^m-1 positive solutions when a(t) has m positive humps separated by negative ones and the negative part of a(t) is sufficiently large. Then, for the Dirichlet problem, we solve a conjecture by Gómez‐Reñasco and López‐Gómez (JDE, 2000) and, for the periodic problem, we give a complete answer to a question raised by Butler (JDE, 1976). In the second part, we study the super-sublinear case (i.e. g(u) is superlinear at zero and sublinear at infinity). If a(t) has m positive humps separated by negative ones, we obtain the existence of 3^m-1 positive solutions of the boundary value problems associated with the parameter-dependent equation u'' + λ a(t) g(u) = 0, when both λ>0 and the negative part of a(t) are sufficiently large. We propose a new approach based on topological degree theory for locally compact operators on open possibly unbounded sets, which applies for Dirichlet, Neumann and periodic boundary conditions. As a byproduct of our method, we obtain infinitely many subharmonic solutions and globally defined positive solutions with complex behavior, and we deal with chaotic dynamics. Moreover, we study positive radially symmetric solutions to the Dirichlet and Neumann problems associated with elliptic PDEs on annular domains. Furthermore, this innovative technique has the potential and the generality needed to deal with indefinite problems with more general differential operators. Indeed, our approach apply also for the non-Hamiltonian equation u'' + cu' + a(t) g(u) = 0. Meanwhile, more general operators in the one-dimensional case and problems involving PDEs will be subjects of future investigations.10apositive solutions1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/positive-solutions-indefinite-problems-topological-approach01084nas a2200121 4500008004100000245013700041210006900178260002300247520059900270100002300869700001900892856005100911 2015 en d00aExistence of positive solutions in the superlinear case via coincidence degree: the Neumann and the periodic boundary value problems0 aExistence of positive solutions in the superlinear case via coin bKhayyam Publishing3 aWe prove the existence of positive periodic solutions for the second order nonlinear equation u'' + a(x) g(u) = 0, where g(u) has superlinear growth at zero and at infinity. The weight function a(x) is allowed to change its sign. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of nontrivial solutions are obtained. The proof is based on Mawhin's coincidence degree and applies also to Neumann boundary conditions. Applications are given to the search of positive solutions for a nonlinear PDE in annular domains and for a periodic problem associated to a non-Hamiltonian equation.

1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo1 aZanolin, Fabio uhttp://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ade/143506451801364nas a2200181 4500008004100000022001400041245009900055210006900154300000800223490000900231520072700240653002700967653002300994653004101017653002501058100002301083856007601106 2015 eng d a0133-018900aExistence of positive solutions of a superlinear boundary value problem with indefinite weight0 aExistence of positive solutions of a superlinear boundary value a4360 v20153 aWe deal with the existence of positive solutions for a two-point boundary value problem associated with the nonlinear second order equation $u''+a(x)g(u)=0$. The weight $a(x)$ is allowed to change sign. We assume that the function $g\colon\mathopen[0,+∞\mathclose[\to\mathbb{R}$ is continuous, $g(0)=0$ and satisfies suitable growth conditions, including the superlinear case $g(s)=s^p$, with $p>1$. In particular we suppose that $g(s)/s$ is large near infinity, but we do not require that $g(s)$ is non-negative in a neighborhood of zero. Using a topological approach based on the Leray-Schauder degree we obtain a result of existence of at least a positive solution that improves previous existence theorems.

10aboundary value problem10aindefinite weight10aPositive solution; existence result.10asuperlinear equation1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo uhttp://aimsciences.org//article/id/b3c1c765-e8f5-416e-8130-05cc4847802601194nas a2200121 4500008004100000245008200041210006900123260001300192520077400205100002300979700001901002856005101021 2015 en d00aMultiple positive solutions for a superlinear problem: a topological approach0 aMultiple positive solutions for a superlinear problem a topologi bElsevier3 aWe study the multiplicity of positive solutions for a two-point boundary value problem associated to the nonlinear second order equation u''+f(x,u)=0. We allow x ↦ f(x,s) to change its sign in order to cover the case of scalar equations with indefinite weight. Roughly speaking, our main assumptions require that f(x,s)/s is below λ_1 as s→0^+ and above λ_1 as s→+∞. In particular, we can deal with the situation in which f(x,s) has a superlinear growth at zero and at infinity. We propose a new approach based on the topological degree which provides the multiplicity of solutions. Applications are given for u'' + a(x) g(u) = 0, where we prove the existence of 2^n-1 positive solutions when a(x) has n positive humps and a^-(x) is sufficiently large.

1 aFeltrin, Guglielmo1 aZanolin, Fabio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/35147