We prove that some 2π-periodic generalized Abel equations of the form x′ = A(t)xn + B(t)xm + C(t)x, with n ≠ m and n, m < 2 have at most three limit cycles. The novelty of our result is that, in contrast with other results of the literature, our hypotheses allow the functions A,B, and C to change sign. Finally we study in more detail the Abel equation x′ = A(t)x3 + B(t)x2, where the functions A and B are trigonometric polynomials of degree one. © 2009 World Scientific Publishing Company.
|Journal||International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|
- Abel equation
- Limit cycle
- Periodic solution