Boundary Value Problems
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 905769, 28 pages
Research Article

Limit Properties of Solutions of Singular Second-Order Differential Equations

1Department of Mathematical Analysis, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Tomkova 40, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic
2Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10, 1040 Wien, Austria

Received 23 April 2009; Accepted 28 May 2009

Academic Editor: Donal O'Regan

Copyright © 2009 Irena Rachůnková et al. 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.


We discuss the properties of the differential equation u′′(t)=(a/t)u(t)+f(t,u(t),u(t)), a.e. on (0,T], where a\{0}, and f satisfies the Lp-Carathéodory conditions on [0,T]×2 for some p>1. A full description of the asymptotic behavior for t0+ of functions u satisfying the equation a.e. on (0,T] is given. We also describe the structure of boundary conditions which are necessary and sufficient for u to be at least in C1[0,T]. As an application of the theory, new existence and/or uniqueness results for solutions of periodic boundary value problems are shown.