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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014, Article ID 382970, 11 pages
Review Article

Variational Approach to Impulsive Problems: A Survey of Recent Results

1Nanjing College of Information Technology, Nanjing 210046, China
2School of Science, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049, China

Received 21 April 2014; Accepted 5 May 2014; Published 20 May 2014

Academic Editor: Yonghui Xia

Copyright © 2014 Fang-fang Liao and Juntao Sun. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a survey on the existence of nontrivial solutions to impulsive differential equations by using variational methods, including solutions to boundary value problems, periodic solutions, and homoclinic solutions.