This paper is concerned with the multiplicity of radially symmetric solutions u(x) to the Dirichlet problem
on the unit ball Ω⊂RN with boundary condition u=0 on ∂Ω. Here φ(x) is a positive function and f(u) is a function that is superlinear (but of subcritical growth) for large positive u, while for large negative u we have that f'(u)<μ, where μ is the smallest positive eigenvalue for Δψ+μψ=0 in Ω with ψ=0 on ∂Ω. It is shown that, given any integer k≥0, the value c may be chosen so large that there are 2k+1 solutions with k or less interior nodes. Existence of positive solutions is excluded for large enough values of c.
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Castro, Alfonso and Kuiper, Hendrik J., "On the Number of Radially Symmetric Solutions to Dirichlet Problems with Jumping Nonlinearities of Superlinear Order" (1999). All HMC Faculty Publications and Research. 471.