An expression for the first conjugate point for an th order nonlinear differential equation

Author:
Allan C. Peterson

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **61** (1976), 300-304

MSC:
Primary 34C10

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1976-0427741-0

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0427741

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Abstract: It is proved that the first conjugate point for an th order nonlinear differential equation is the infimum of the first conjugate points of the corresponding variational equations.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1976-0427741-0

Keywords:
Disconjugacy,
boundary value problem,
variational equation

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American Mathematical Society