By Saber Elaydi
A must-read for mathematicians, scientists and engineers who are looking to comprehend distinction equations and discrete dynamics
Contains the main whole and comprehenive research of the steadiness of one-dimensional maps or first order distinction equations.
Has an in depth variety of purposes in a number of fields from neural community to host-parasitoid platforms.
Includes chapters on endured fractions, orthogonal polynomials and asymptotics.
Lucid and obvious writing type
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7a). (ii) In case b, prices oscillate between two values only. If p(O) = p 0 , then p(l) = -Po + B and p(2) = p 0 . Hence the equilibrium point p* is stable (Fig. 7b). (iii) In case c, prices oscillate infinitely about the equilibrium point p* but progressively move further away from it. Thus, the equilibrium point is considered unstable (Fig. 7c). 7a. Asymptotically stable equilibrium price. 7b. Stable equilibrium price. 19 20 1. 7c. Unstable equilibrium price. An explicit solution of Eq. 3, Problem 9).
15. Consider the tent map of Example 1. 7. Show that if x = k /2", where k and n are positive integers with 0 < k /2" :s 1, then x is an eventually fixed point. In Nos. 16 through 18, (a) Find the associated difference equation. (b) Draw an (n, x(n)) diagram. (c) Find, if possible, the exact solution of the differential equation and draw its graph on the same plot in (b). 16. l. 17. 25. 18. 25. 5 A number x E [0,1] is called a dyadic rational if it has the form k/2" from some nonnegative integers k and n, with 0::: k ::: 2"- 1 • 24 1.
445 is asymptotically stable relative to f 2 (Fig. 11 c). Observe also if A= -1 in Eq. 10), then f 2 (p 0 ) = -(-po +B)+ B = p 0 . Therefore every point is 2 periodic. (See Fig. 18. 2x = 2(1 - x) 1 for-2 < x < - 1 This may also be written in the compact form 32 I. lla. Graph of f 2 with 4 fixed points. 43x(l - x). We first observe that the periodic points of period 2 are the fixed points of T 2 • It is easy to verify that T 2 is given by There are four equilibrium points (Fig. 8, two of which 0 and~ are equilibrium points ofT.