Abstract |
In this thesis, we shall give a concise account for the classification of the structure of positive radial solutions of the semilinear elliptic equation$$Delta u+K(|x|)u^{p}=0 .$$ It is known that a radial solution $u$ is crossing if $u$ has a zero in $(0, infty)$; $u$ is slowly decaying if $u$ is positive but $displaystylelim_{r ightarrow{infty}}r^{n-2}u=infty$; u is rapidly decaying if $u$ is positive, $displaystylelim_{r ightarrow{infty}}r^{n-2}u$ exists and is positive. Using some Pohozaev identities, we show that under certain condition on $K$, by comparing some parameters $r_{G}$ and $r_{H}$, the structure of positive radial solutions for various initial conditions can be classified as Type Z ($u(r; alpha)$ is crossing for all $r>0$ ), Type S ($u(r; alpha)$ is slowly decaying for all $r>0$), and Type M (there is some $alpha_{f}$ such that $u(r; alpha)$ is crossing for $alphain(alpha_{f}, infty)$, $u(r; alpha)$ is slowly decaying for $alpha=alpha_{f}$, and $u(r; alpha)$ is rapidly decaying for $alphain(0, alpha_{f})$). The above work is due to Yanagida and Yotsutani. |