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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 507312, 11 pages
Research Article

On Positive Radial Solutions for a Class of Elliptic Equations

1College of Science, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710054, China
2College of Mathematics and Information Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710062, China

Received 27 August 2013; Accepted 29 December 2013; Published 25 February 2014

Academic Editors: W. Jarczyk and Z. Kadelburg

Copyright © 2014 Ying Wu and Guodong Han. 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.


A class of elliptic boundary value problem in an exterior domain is considered under some conditions concerning the first eigenvalue of the relevant linear operator, where the variables of nonlinear term need not to be separated. Several new theorems on the existence and multiplicity of positive radial solutions are obtained by means of fixed point index theory. Our conclusions are essential improvements of the results in Lan and Webb (1998), Lee (1997), Mao and Xue (2002), Stańczy (2000), and Han and Wang (2006).