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 AM  Vol.2 No.8 , August 2011
Approach to a Fifth-Order Boundary Value Problem, via Sperner's Lemma
Abstract: We consider the five-point boundary value problem for a fifth-order differential equation, where the nonlinearity is superlinear at both the origin and +infinity. Our method of proof combines the Kneser’s theorem with the well-known from combinatorial topology Sperner’s lemma. We also notice that our geometric approach is strongly based on the associated vector field.
Cite this paper: nullP. Palamides and E. Papageorgiou, "Approach to a Fifth-Order Boundary Value Problem, via Sperner's Lemma," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2011, pp. 993-998. doi: 10.4236/am.2011.28137.
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