We consider the class of polynomial differential equations x ̇ Pn(x,y)+Pn+1(x,y)+Pn+2(x,y), y ̇=Qn(x,y)+Qn+1(x,y)+Qn+2(x,y), for n ≥ 1 and where Pi and Qi are homogeneous polynomials of degree i These systems have a linearly zero singular point at the origin if n > 2. Inside this class, we identify a new subclass of Darboux integrable systems, and some of them having a degenerate center, i.e., a center with linear part identically zero. Moreover, under additional conditions such Darboux integrable systems can have at most one limit cycle. We provide the explicit expression of this limit cycle. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd.
- Algebraic limit cycle
- Degenerate center
- Linearly zero singular point
- Polynomial differential system
- Polynomial vector field