**Irena Rachunková, Svatoslav Staněk**

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General Existence Principle for Singular BVPs and Its Application

**Abstract:**

We present a general existence principle which can be used for a large class of
singular boundary value problems of the form $$u^{(n)}(t)=f\big(t,u(t),\dots,u^{(n-1)}(t)\big),
\quad u\in \s,$$

where $f$ satisfies the local Carath\'{e}odory conditions on $[0,T] \times \D$,
a set $\D\subset \R^n$ is not closed, $f$ has singularities in its phase
variables on the boundary $\partial \D$ of $\D$, and $\s$ is a closed subset in
$C^{n-1}([0,T])$. The proof is based on the regularization and sequential
techniques. An application of the general existence principle to singular
conjugate $(p,n-p)$ BVPs is also given.

**Keywords:**

General existence principle, singular BVP, conjugate BVP, regularization,
Vitali's convergence theorem.

**MSC 2000:** 34B16, 34B18