On a Picone's identity for the $\mathcal{A}_{p(x)}$-Laplacian and its applications

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Mathematics‎, ‎Faculty of Basic Sciences‎, ‎Babol Noshirvani University of Technology‎, ‎Babol‎, ‎Iran.


‎We present a Picone's identity for the‎ ‎$\mathcal{A}_{p(x)}$-Laplacian‎, ‎which is an extension of the classic‎ ‎identity for the ordinary Laplace‎. ‎Also‎, ‎some applications of our‎ ‎results in Sobolev spaces with variable exponent are suggested.


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Volume 43, Issue 7
November and December 2017
Pages 2449-2455
  • Receive Date: 21 September 2015
  • Revise Date: 29 July 2017
  • Accept Date: 29 July 2017