We consider the Toda system on a compact surface (Σ,g)−Δu1=2ρ1(h1eu1∫Σh1eu1dVg−1)−ρ2(h2eu2∫Σh2eu2dVg−1)−4π∑j=1Jα1j(δpj−1),−Δu2=2ρ2(h2eu2∫Σh2eu2dVg−1)−ρ1(h1eu1∫Σh1eu1dVg−1)−4π∑j=1Jα2j(δpj−1), where hi are smooth positive functions, ρi are positive real parameters, pj are given points on Σ and αij are numbers greater than −1. We give existence and multiplicity results, using variational and Morse-theoretical methods. It is the first existence result when some of the αij's are allowed to be negative."

%B Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications %V 424 %P 49 - 85 %G eng %U http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022247X14010191 %R https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmaa.2014.10.081