We study the number of limit cycles of planar piecewise linear differential systems separated by a branch of an algebraic curve. We show that for each n (Formula presented) N there exist piecewise linear differential systems separated by an algebraic curve of degree n having [n/2] hyperbolic limit cycles. Moreover, when n = 2, 3, we study in more detail the problem, considering a perturbation of a center and constructing examples with 4 and 5 limit cycles, respectively. These results follow by proving that the set of functions generating the first order averaged function associated to the problem is an extended complete Chebyshev system in a suitable interval.
|Journal||Electronic Journal of Differential Equations|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Algebraic separation
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- Limit cycle
- Piecewise linear differential system