Title

Positive Solutions of Discrete Third-Order Three-Point Right Focal Boundary Value Problems

Department

Mathematics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2009

Abstract

We consider linear and nonlinear boundary value problems for third-order difference equations with three-point right focal boundary conditions. In the linear case, the existence of positive solutions corresponding to the first eigenvalue of the problem is established and an interval estimate for the first eigenvalue is obtained. In the nonlinear case, sufficient conditions for the existence and nonexistence of positive solutions are obtained. An example is included at the end of the paper to illustrate the sharpness of our results.