# Multiplicity of bounded solutions to the $k$-Hessian equation with a Matukuma-type source

### Yasuhito Miyamoto

University of Tokyo, Japan### Justino Sánchez

Universidad de La Serena, Chile### Vicente Vergara

Universidad de Concepción, Chile

## Abstract

The aim of this paper is to deal with the $k$-Hessian counterpart of the Laplace equation involving a nonlinearity studied by Matukuma. Namely, our model is the problem

where $B$ denotes the unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^n$, $n > 2k$ ($k\in\mathbb{N}$), $\lambda > 0$ is an additional parameter, $q > k$ and $\mu\geq 2$. In this setting, through a transformation recently introduced by two of the authors that reduces problem (1) to a non-autonomous two-dimensional generalized Lotka–Volterra system, we prove the existence and multiplicity of solutions for the above problem combining dynamical-systems tools, the intersection number between a regular and a singular solution and the super and subsolution method.

## Cite this article

Yasuhito Miyamoto, Justino Sánchez, Vicente Vergara, Multiplicity of bounded solutions to the $k$-Hessian equation with a Matukuma-type source. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 35 (2019), no. 5, pp. 1559–1582

DOI 10.4171/RMI/1092