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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2, Issue 3-4, Pages 185-195

A result on the bifurcation from the principal eigenvalue of the Ap-Laplacian

1Department of Mathematics, University of West Bohemia, P.O. Box 314, 306 14 Pilsen, Czech Republic
2Département des Mathématiques, Faculté des Sciences Dhar-Mahraz, B. P. 1796, Fes–Atlas, Fes, Morocco

Received 1 July 1997

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We study the following bifurcation problem in any bounded domain Ω in N: {Apu:=i,j=1Nxi[(m,k=1Namk(x)uxmuxk)p22aij(x)uxj]=λg(x)|u|p2u+f(x,u,λ),uW01,p(Ω).. We prove that the principal eigenvalue λ1 of the eigenvalue problem {Apu=λg(x)|u|p2u,uW01,p(Ω), is a bifurcation point of the problem mentioned above.