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Maximum principles for a family of nonlocal boundary value problems

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Abstract

We study a family of three-point nonlocal boundary value problems (BVPs) for an n th-order linear forward difference equation. In particular, we obtain a maximum principle and determine sign properties of a corresponding Green function. Of interest, we show that the methods used for two-point disconjugacy or right-disfocality results apply to this family of three-point BVPs.

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Correspondence to Paul W Eloe.

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