Boundary Value Problems
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 64012, 16 pages
Research Article

The Shooting Method and Nonhomogeneous Multipoint BVPs of Second-Order ODE

Man Kam Kwong1,2 and James S. W. Wong3,4,5

1Lucent Technologies Inc., Lisle, IL 60532, USA
2Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607-7045, USA
3Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
4Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
5Chinney Investments Ltd., Hong Kong

Received 25 May 2007; Revised 20 August 2007; Accepted 23 August 2007

Academic Editor: Kanishka Perera

Copyright © 2007 Man Kam Kwong and James S. W. Wong. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In a recent paper, Sun et al. (2007) studied the existence of positive solutions of nonhomogeneous multipoint boundary value problems for a second-order differential equation. It is the purpose of this paper to show that the shooting method approach proposed in the recent paper by the first author can be extended to treat this more general problem.