Published online by Cambridge University Press: 22 May 2013
The oscillation of the nonlinear differential equation
where Φ is an increasing odd homeomorphism, is considered when the weight b is not summable near infinity. We extend previous results, stated for equations with the classical p-Laplacian, by obtaining necessary and sufficient conditions of integral type for the oscillation. The role of the boundedness of Im Φ [Dom Φ] is analysed in detail. Our results includes the case Φ* ◦ F linear near zero or near infinity, where Φ* is the inverse of Φ. Several examples, concerning the curvature or relativity operator, illustrate our results.