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Comment on "Nonlinear eigenvalue problems"

Kerr, O. (2014). Comment on "Nonlinear eigenvalue problems". Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 47, 368001-. doi: 10.1088/1751-8113/47/36/368001


The asymptotic behaviour of solutions to $y'(x)=\cos[\pi x y(x)]$ was investigated by Bender, Fring and Komijani (2014). They found, for example, a relation between the initial value $y(0)=a$ and the number of maxima that the solution exhibited. We present an alternative derivation of the asymptotic results that looks at the solutions in the regions $x<y$ and $x>y$, and confirms the behaviour found previously for larger values of $a$. This method uses the small amplitude and high frequency of the oscillatory behaviour in the region $x<y$.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: asymptotics, eigenvalues, ordinary differential equations
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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