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14 bria are x = Oand-~ = 1 Suppose X1+1 = (l(2)(x1 + xt) = f(x1). Then the equili . First f'(x) - 1/2 + We compute the Liapunov exponents at the equilibria so x tha~ ~ x so that f'(O) = 1/2 and f'(l) = 3/2. If Xo = x, then X1c 1 t-1 2:ln \f'(O)/ A(O) = lim -t k=O = -ln(2 ) < o t--'>oo and . 1 t-1 A(l) = 1 ~~ r,~ln \f'(l) / = ln(3/2) > O. t' L' equilibrium x -~ oh The stable . as a nega ive iapunov exponent and the unsta.. e Liapunov · is prope rty of negative and positive Liapunov . o 11111 (Exercise 20).

A change in the solution beha vior 11 derivative off or f1 equals one or m-cycle changes stability, that is, when the can occur when f' (x(r) ) = ± 1 have negative one. 17). 10). unstable, disapone and stable one bifurcation point is passed, two equilibria, sky bifurcablue a as to ed referr times pear. 10 e Figur In one. ble appear, two stable ones separ ated by an unsta with two system A ation. bifurc fork cation is referr ed to as a supercritical pitch of the ity stabil the If ility. 10 re (Figu ation tion.

Local There is an easy check for local stability in the two-d nt of the Jacobian mina deter the and stability depends on the values of the trace ). (1988 matrix. The proof follows Edelstein-Keshet figur e 2. 13 The characteristic polynomial p(A) when the eigenvalues are real and satisfy [A;[ < 1 . 5 conti nuous first-order partia l Assu me the funct ions f(x, y) and g(x, y) 2have contains the point (x, y). Then derivatives in x and yon some open set in R that system near the equil ibrium point (x, y) of the nonli 65 '- 0 '' - '' '' ' / ' ' ..