The purpose of this paper is to give a sufficient condition for the existence and nonexistence of positive solutions to a rather general type of elliptic system of the Dirichlet problem on the bounded domain Ω in Rn. Also considered are the effects of perturbations on the coexistence state and uniqueness. The techniques used in this paper are upper-lower solutions, eigenvalues of operators, maximum principles and spectrum estimates. The arguments also rely on some detailed properties for the solution of logistic equations. These results yield an algebraically computable criterion for the positive coexistence of competing species of animals in many biological models.
International Electronic Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Robertson, Timothy and Hyuk Kang, Joon, "A General Elliptic Nonlinear System of Two Functions with Application" (2016). Faculty Publications. 271.
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