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Oscillation theorems for second order nonlinear forced differential equations
© Salhin et al.; licensee Springer. 2014
- Received: 4 April 2014
- Accepted: 16 May 2014
- Published: 18 June 2014
In this paper, a class of second order forced nonlinear differential equation is considered and several new oscillation theorems are obtained. Our results generalize and improve those known ones in the literature.
- Forced nonlinear differential equations of second order
where r, q ∈ C([t0, ∞), ℝ), and f, ψ, g ∈ C(ℝ, ℝ) and H is a continuous function on [t0, ∞) × ℝ2,
α is a positive real number. Throughout the paper, it is assumed that the following conditions are satisfied:
(A1) r(t) > 0, t ≥ 0;
(A2) xg(x) > 0, g ∈ C1(ℝ) for x ≠ 0;
We restrict our attention only to the solutions of the differential equations (1.1) and (1.2) that exist on some ray [t0, ∞), where t0 ≥ t, to may depend on the particular solutions. Such a solution is said to be oscillatory if it has arbitrarily large zeros, and otherwise, it is said to be nonoscillatory. Equations (1.1) and (1.2) are called oscillatory if all its solutions are oscillatory.
The problem of finding oscillation criteria for second order nonlinear ordinary differential equations, which involve the average of integral of the alternating coefficient, has received the attention of many authors because in the fact there are many physical systems are modeled by second order nonlinear ordinary differential equations; for example, the so called Emden – Fowler equation arises in the study of gas dynamics and fluid mechanics. This equation appears also in the study of relativistic mechanics, nuclear physics and in the study of chemically reacting systems.
The oscillatory theory as a part of the qualitative theory of differential equations has been developed rapidly in the last decades, and there has been a great deal of work on the oscillatory behavior of differential equations; see e.g. (Agarwal et al. 2010; Beqiri and Koci 2012; Bihari 1963; Elabbasy and Elsharabasy 1997; Elabbasy and Elhaddad 2007; Grace et al. 1984, 1988; Grace and Lalli 1987, 1989, 1990; Grace 1989, 1990, 1992; Greaf and Spikes 1986; Graef et al. 1978; Lee and Yeh 2007; Kamenev 1978; Kartsatos 1968; Li and Agarwal 2000; Meng 1996; Nagabuchi and Yamamoto 1988; Ohriska and Zulova 2004; Ouyang et al. 2009; Philos 1983, 1984, 1985; Remili 2010; Salhin 2014; Tiryaki and Basci 2008; Tiryaki 2009; Temtek and Tiryaki 2013; Yan 1986; Yibing et al. 2013a, [b]; Zhang and Wang 2010).
and its special cases by using generalized Riccati transformation and well known techniques.
In this paper, we continue in this direction the study of oscillatory properties of equations (1.1) and (1.2). The purpose of this paper is to improve and extend the above mentioned results. Our results are more general than the previous results. The relevance of our results becomes clear due to some carefully selected examples.
In this section we prove our main results.
Then all solutions of equation (1.1) are oscillatory.
Taking the limit for both sides of (2.9) and using (2.4), we find w(t) → − ∞. Hence, there exists T1 ≥ T such that f(x′(t)) < 0 ⇒ x′(t) < 0, ∀t ≥ T1.
Condition (2.4) also implies that and there exists T2 ≥ T1such that
From (2.3) and 0 < x(t) ≤ x(T2), this implies that is lower bounded, but the right side of it tends to mines infinity. Then, this is a contradiction.
Evidently, if we take Then all conditions of Theorem 2.1 are satisfied, hence, all the solutions are oscillatory.
Thus all solutions of Eq. (1.1) are oscillatory.
Proof. Let x(t) be a non-oscillatory solution on [T, ∞), T ≥ T0 of Eq. (1.1). Let us assume that x(t) is positive on [T, ∞) and consider the following three cases for the behavior of x′(t).
which contradicts to the condition (2.13).
which contradicts to the assume that x′(t) oscillates.
Case 3: Let x′(t) < 0 for t ≥ T1. Condition (2.11) implies that for any t0 ≥ T1 such that
for all t ≥ T1.
The remaining part of the proof is similar to that of Theorem 2.1 then will be omitted.
Evidently, if we take Then the equation given in Example 2.2 is oscillatory by Theorem 2.2.
Remark 2.1. Condition (2.10) implies that and hence (2.11) takes the form of for all large T.
Remark 2.2. when α = 1, ψ(x(t)) = 1 and f(x′(t)) = x′(t), Theorem 2.1 and 2.2 reduce to Theorem 1 and 2 Remili (2010) and Theorems 2.1 and 2.3 are obtained by analogy with Theorems 2.1 and 2.2 from (Temtek and Tiryaki 2013).
Then the differentia Eq. (1.2) is oscillatory.
which is again a contradiction. This completes proof the Theorem 2.3.
Then the differential equation (1.2) is oscillatory.
which is again a contradiction. This completes proof the Theorem 2.6.
then, Theorem 2.4 ensures that every solution of the equation given oscillates.
This research has been completed with the support of these grants: DIP-2012-31, FRGS/2/2013/SG04/UKM/02/3 and FRGS/1/2012/SG04/UKM/01/1.
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