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Linearized Riccati Technique and (Non-)Oscillation Criteria for Half-Linear Difference Equations

Advances in Difference Equations20072008:438130

  • Received: 2 January 2007
  • Accepted: 23 August 2007
  • Published:


We consider the half-linear second-order difference equation , , , where , are real-valued sequences. We associate with the above-mentioned equation a linear second-order difference equation and we show that oscillatory properties of the above-mentioned one can be investigated using properties of this associated linear equation. The main tool we use is a linearization technique applied to a certain Riccati-type difference equation corresponding to the above-mentioned one.


  • Differential Equation
  • Partial Differential Equation
  • Ordinary Differential Equation
  • Functional Analysis
  • Functional Equation

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Masaryk University, Janáčkovo nám. 2a, Brno, 66295, Czech Republic
Department of Mathematics, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno, Zemědělská 1, Brno, 61300, Czech Republic


© O. Došlý and S. Fišnarová. 2008

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