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Fanglei Wang, Yunhai Wang, Yukun An, "Existence Results for a Nonlinear Semipositone Telegraph
System with Repulsive Weak Singular Forces", *Mathematical Problems in Engineering*, vol. 2011, Article ID 610812, 12 pages, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/610812

# Existence Results for a Nonlinear Semipositone Telegraph System with Repulsive Weak Singular Forces

**Academic Editor:**Sebastian Anita

#### Abstract

Using the fixed point theorem of cone expansion/compression, we consider the existence results of positive solutions for a nonlinear semipositone telegraph system with repulsive weak singular forces.

#### 1. Introduction

In this paper, we are concerned with the existence of positive solutions for the nonlinear telegraph system: with doubly periodic boundary conditions In particular, the function may be singular at or superlinear at , and may be singular at or superlinear at .

In the latter years, the periodic problem for the semilinear singular equation with , , and , has received the attention of many specialists in differential equations. The main methods to study (1.3) are the following three common techniques:(i)the obtainment of a priori bounds for the possible solutions and then the applications of topological degree arguments;(ii)the theory of upper and lower solutions;(iii)some fixed point theorems in a cone.

We refer the readers to see [1–7] and the references therein.

Equation (1.3) is related to the stationary version of the telegraph equation where is a constant and . Because of its important physical background, the existence of periodic solutions for a single telegraph equation or telegraph system has been studied by many authors; see [8–16]. Recently, Wang utilize a weak force condition to enable the achievement of new existence criteria for positive doubly periodic solutions of nonlinear telegraph system through a basic application of Schauder’s fixed point theorem in [17]. Inspired by these papers, here our interest is in studying the existence of positive doubly periodic solutions for a semipositone nonlinear telegraph system with repulsive weak singular forces by using the fixed point theorem of cone expansion/compression.

Lemma 1.1 (see [18]). *Let be a Banach space, and let be a cone in . Assume that , are open subsets of with , , and let be a completely continuous operator such that either*(i)* and ; or*(ii)* and .**Then, has a fixed point in .*

This paper is organized as follows: in Section 2, some preliminaries are given; in Section 3, we give the main results.

#### 2. Preliminaries

Let be the torus defined as Doubly -periodic functions will be identified to be functions defined on . We use the notations to denote the spaces of doubly periodic functions with the indicated degree of regularity. The space denotes the space of distributions on .

By a doubly periodic solution of (1.1)-(1.2) we mean that a satisfies (1.1)-(1.2) in the distribution sense; that is, First, we consider the linear equation where , , and , .

Let be the differential operator acting on functions on . Following the discussion in [14], we know that if , then has the resolvent : where is the unique solution of (2.4), and the restriction of on or is compact. In particular, is a completely continuous operator.

For , the Green function of the differential operator is explicitly expressed; see lemma 5.2 in [14]. From the definition of , we have Let denote the Banach space with the norm , then is an ordered Banach space with cone For convenience, we assume that the following condition holds throughout this paper:(H1), for , and .

Next, we consider (2.4) when is replaced by . In [10], Li has proved the following unique existence and positive estimate result.

Lemma 2.1. *Let is the Banach space . Then; (2.4) has a unique solution is a linear bounded operator with the following properties;*(i)* is a completely continuous operator;*(ii)*if has the positive estimate*

#### 3. Main Result

In this section, we establish the existence of positive solutions for the telegraph system where and may be singular at . In particular, may be negative or superlinear at . has the similar assumptions. Our interest is in working out what weak force conditions of at , at and what superlinear growth conditions of at , at are needed to obtain the existence of positive solutions for problem (1.1)-(1.2).

We assume the following conditions throughout.(H2) is continuous, and there exists a constant such that (H3) for with continuous and nonincreasing on , continuous on and nondecreasing on . for with continuous and nonincreasing on , continuous on and nondecreasing on .(H4) for all with continuous and nonincreasing on , continuous on with nondecreasing on ; for all with continuous and nonincreasing on , continuous on with nondecreasing on .(H5) There exists such that here where , and is the unique solution to problem: (H6) There exists , such that where

Theorem 3.1. *Assume that (H1)–(H6) hold. Then, the problem (1.1)-(1.2) has a positive doubly periodic solution .*

*Proof. *To show that (1.1)-(1.2) has a positive solution, we will proof that
has a solution with , for . In addition, by Lemma 2.1, it is clear to see that is a solution of (3.9) if and only if is a solution of the following system:
Evidently, (3.10) can be rewritten as the following equation:

Define a cone as
We define an operator by
for and . We have the conclusion that is completely continuous and . The complete continuity is obvious by Lemma 2.1. Now, we show that .

For any , we have
From (H1)–(H3) and Lemma 2.1, we have
So, we get
namely, .

Let
Since for any , we have .

First, we show
In fact, if , then and for. By (H3) and (H4), we have
In addition, we also have
by (H5), (H6), and (3.20).

So, we have
for , since .

This implies that ; that is, (3.18) holds.

Next, we show
If , then and for . From (H4) and (H6), we have
for , since .

This implies that ; that is, (3.23) holds.

Finally, (3.18), (3.23), and Lemma 1.1 guarantee that has a fixed point with . Clearly, .

Since
then we have a doubly periodic solution of (3.9) with , , namely, is a positive solution of (1.1) with (1.2).

Similarly, we also obtain the following result.

Theorem 3.2. *Assume that (H1)–(H4) hold. In addition, we assume the following.*(H7)*There exists**
such that
**
here
*(H8)* There exists , such that**
where
**
Then, problem (1.1)-(1.2) has a positive periodic solution.*

#### 4. An Example

Consider the following system: where , , , , , is continuous. When is chosen such that here we denote where and the Green function . Then, problem (4.1) has a positive solution.

To verify the result, we will apply Theorem 3.1 with and Clearly, (H1)–(H4) are satisfied.

Set Obviously, , , then there exists such that This implies that there exists such that So, (H5) is satisfied.

Finally, since this implies that there exists . In addition, for fixed , choosing sufficiently large, we have Thus, (H6) is satisfied. So, all the conditions of Theorem 3.1 are satisfied.

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