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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 29, Issue 7, Pages 429-438

Critical point theorems

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed I, Oujda, Morocco

Received 12 December 2000

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Let H be a Hilbert space such that H=VW, where V and W are two closed subspaces of H. We generalize an abstract theorem due to Lazer et al. (1975) and a theorem given by Moussaoui (1990-1991) to the case where V and W are not necessarily finite dimensional. We give two mini-max theorems where the functional Φ:H is of class 𝒞2 and 𝒞1, respectively.