A Resonance Problem for Non-Local Elliptic Operators

  • Alessio Fiscella

    Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Raffaella Servadei

    Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy
  • Enrico Valdinoci

    Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


In this paper we consider a resonance problem driven by a non-local integrodifferential operator with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions. This problem has a variational structure and we find a solution for it using the Saddle Point Theorem. We prove this result for a general integrodifferential operator of fractional type and from this, as a particular case, we derive an existence theorem for the following fractional Laplacian equation

when is an eigenvalue of the related non-homogenous linear problem with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary data. Here the parameter is fixed, is an open bounded set of , , with Lipschitz boundary, is a Lipschitz continuous function, while is a sufficiently smooth function. This existence theorem extends to the non-local setting some results, already known in the literature in the case of the Laplace operator .

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Alessio Fiscella, Raffaella Servadei, Enrico Valdinoci, A Resonance Problem for Non-Local Elliptic Operators. Z. Anal. Anwend. 32 (2013), no. 4, pp. 411–431

DOI 10.4171/ZAA/1492