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Turkish Journal of Mathematics

DOI

10.3906/mat-2006-103

Abstract

In this paper, necessary and sufficient conditions for asymptotic behavior are established of the solutions to second-order neutral delay differential equations of the form \begin{equation} \frac{d}{d{}t}\Biggl(r(t)\biggl(\frac{d}{d{}t}[x(t)-p(t)x(\tau(t))]\biggr)^{\gamma}\Biggr)+\sum_{i=1}^{m}q_{i}(t)f_{i}\bigl(x(\sigma_{i}(t))\bigr)=0 \quad\text{for}\ t\geq{}t_{0}.\nonumber \end{equation} We consider two cases when $f_{i}(u)/u^{\beta}$ is nonincreasing for $\gamma>\beta$, and nondecreasing for $\beta>\gamma$, where $\beta$ and $\gamma$ are quotients of two positive odd integers. Our main tool is Lebesgue's dominated convergence theorem. Examples illustrating the applicability of the results are also given, and state an open problem.

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