TY - JOUR

T1 - Differential equations defined by the sum of two quasi-homogeneous vector fields

AU - Coll, B.

AU - Gasull, A.

AU - Prohens, R.

PY - 1997/1/1

Y1 - 1997/1/1

N2 - In this paper we prove, that under certain hypotheses, the planar differential equation: ẋ = X1(x, y) + X2(x, y), ẏ = Y1(x, y) + Y2(x, y), where (Xi, Yi), i = 1, 2, are quasi-homogeneous vector fields, has at most two limit cycles. The main tools used in the proof are the generalized polar coordinates, introduced by Lyapunov to study the stability of degenerate critical points, and the analysis of the derivatives of the Poincaré return map. Our results generalize those obtained for polynomial systems with homogeneous non-linearities.

AB - In this paper we prove, that under certain hypotheses, the planar differential equation: ẋ = X1(x, y) + X2(x, y), ẏ = Y1(x, y) + Y2(x, y), where (Xi, Yi), i = 1, 2, are quasi-homogeneous vector fields, has at most two limit cycles. The main tools used in the proof are the generalized polar coordinates, introduced by Lyapunov to study the stability of degenerate critical points, and the analysis of the derivatives of the Poincaré return map. Our results generalize those obtained for polynomial systems with homogeneous non-linearities.

U2 - 10.4153/CJM-1997-011-0

DO - 10.4153/CJM-1997-011-0

M3 - Article

VL - 49

SP - 212

EP - 231

JO - Canadian Journal of Mathematics

JF - Canadian Journal of Mathematics

SN - 0008-414X

IS - 2

ER -