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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2006, Article ID 38532, 11 pages

A nonlinear second order problem with a nonlocal boundary condition

Universidad de Buenos Aires, FCEyN, Departamento de Matemática, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón I, CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientí ficas y Tècnicas), Buenos Aires (1428), Argentina

Received 28 January 2005; Accepted 28 March 2005

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We study a nonlinear problem of pendulum-type for a p-Laplacian with nonlinear periodic-type boundary conditions. Using an extension of Mawhin's continuation theorem for nonlinear operators, we prove the existence of a solution under a Landesman-Lazer type condition. Moreover, using the method of upper and lower solutions, we generalize a celebrated result by Castro for the classical pendulum equation.