A study of second-order q-difference equations with boundary conditions

Bashir Ahmad, Ahmed Alsaedi, Sotiris K Ntouyas
2012 Advances in Difference Equations  
This paper studies a boundary value problem of nonlinear second-order q-difference equations with non-separated boundary conditions. As a first step, the given boundary value problem is converted to an equivalent integral operator equation by using the q-difference calculus. Then the existence and uniqueness of solutions of the problem is proved via the resulting integral operator equation by means of Leray-Schauder nonlinear alternative and some standard fixed point theorems. Our approach is
more » ... mpler than the one involving the typical series solution form of qdifference equations. The results corresponding to a second-order q-difference equation with anti-periodic boundary conditions appear as a special case. Furthermore, our results reduce to the corresponding results for classical secondorder boundary value problems with non-separated boundary conditions in the limit q 1, which provides a useful check.
doi:10.1186/1687-1847-2012-35 fatcat:z4almqghpvcf7f4wtcr3o5qp5m