On the Leray-Schauder degree of the Toda system on compact surfaces

Andrea Malchiodi, David Ruiz
2015 Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society  
In this paper we consider the following Toda system of equations on a compact surface: Here h 1 , h 2 are smooth positive functions and ρ 1 , ρ 2 two positive parameters. In this note we compute the Leray-Schauder degree mod Z 2 of the problem for ρ i ∈ (4πk, 4π(k + 1)) (k ∈ N). Our main tool is a theorem of Krasnoselskii and Zabreiko on the degree of maps symmetric with respect to a subspace. This result yields new existence results as well as a new proof of previous results in literature.
more » ... Mathematics Subject Classification. 35J47, 35J61, 58J20.
doi:10.1090/s0002-9939-2015-12484-7 fatcat:s6wunzpojja3lb2drs2fpeqt7u