Existence of weak solutions for a class of nonuniformly nonlinear elliptic equations in unbounded domains
The goal of this paper is to study the existence of non-trivial weak solutions for the nonuniformly nonlinear elliptic equation - div (h (x) ∇ u) + q (x) u = f (x, u) in an unbounded domain Ω ⊂ RN (N ≥ 3), where h (x) ∈ Lloc1 (Ω). The solutions will be obtained in a subspace of the Sobolev space H01 (Ω) and the proofs rely essentially on a variation of the Mountain pass theorem in [D.M. Duc, Nonlinear singular elliptic equations, J. London. Math. Soc. 40 (2) (1989) 420-440]. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.