By Qingkai Kong

ISBN-10: 3319112392

ISBN-13: 9783319112398

This article is a rigorous therapy of the fundamental qualitative conception of normal differential equations, before everything graduate point. Designed as a versatile one-semester direction yet supplying sufficient fabric for 2 semesters, a quick path covers middle subject matters akin to preliminary price difficulties, linear differential equations, Lyapunov balance, dynamical structures and the Poincaré—Bendixson theorem, and bifurcation thought, and second-order issues together with oscillation idea, boundary price difficulties, and Sturm—Liouville difficulties. The presentation is apparent and easy-to-understand, with figures and copious examples illustrating the which means of and motivation at the back of definitions, hypotheses, and basic theorems. A thoughtfully conceived number of routines including solutions and tricks make stronger the reader's knowing of the fabric. must haves are restricted to complicated calculus and the common conception of differential equations and linear algebra, making the textual content appropriate for senior undergraduates besides.

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Is norm-convergent and hence is convergent. A This means that e is well deﬁned. Now, we present some properties of matrix exponentials. 2. (a) Let 0 be the n × n zero matrix. Then e0 = I. (b) Let A, B ∈ Cn×n . , if AB = BA. However, eA+B = eA eB in general. (c) For any A ∈ Cn×n , eA is nonsingular and (eA )−1 = e−A . −1 (d) Let T ∈ Cn×n be nonsingular. Then eT AT = T −1 eA T . Proof. (a) This follows directly from the deﬁnition. (b) With the assumption that AB = BA, the matrices A and B satisfy the same rules as numbers in matrix multiplications.

2. GENERAL THEORY FOR HOMOGENEOUS LINEAR EQUATIONS 35 (ii) Equation (H) has at least n linearly independent solutions. For example, let xi (t), i = 1, . . , n, be solutions of Eq. (H) satisfying the ICs ⎡ ⎤ ⎡ ⎤ ⎡ ⎤ 1 0 0 ⎢0⎥ ⎢1⎥ ⎢0⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ x1 (t0 ) = ⎢0⎥ , x2 (t0 ) = ⎢0⎥ , . . , xn (t0 ) = ⎢0⎥ , ⎢ .. ⎥ ⎢ .. ⎥ ⎢ .. ⎦ 0 0 1 respectively. Then ⎡ ⎢ ⎢ W (t0 ) = det ⎢ ⎣ ⎤ 1 ⎥ ⎥ ⎥ = 1 = 0, ⎦ 1 .. 1 from which it follows that W (t) = 0 for any t ∈ (a, b). 1, xi (t), i = 1, . . , n, are linearly independent on (a, b).

H-c) is revealed by the Floquet theory as shown below. 1. Let X(t) be a fundamental matrix solution of Eq. (H-p). Then X(t + ω) is also a fundamental matrix solution of Eq. 1) X(t + ω) = X(t)V for all t ∈ R. 2) X(t + mω) = X(t)V m for all m = 0, ±1, ±2, . . and t ∈ R; where V −m = (V −1 )m . In fact, V = X −1 (0)X(ω). Proof. 1, for any m = 0, ±1, ±2, . . , X(t + mω) is a matrix solution of Eq. (H-p). Since det X(t) = 0 for all t ∈ R, det X(t + mω) = 0 for all t ∈ R. This means that X(t + mω) is a fundamental matrix solution of Eq.

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