Up to now all the examples of polynomial differential systems for which non-algebraic limit cycles are known explicitly have degree at most 5. Here we show that already there are polynomial differential systems of degree at least exhibiting explicit non-algebraic limit cycles. It is well known that polynomial differential systems of degree 1 (i.e. linear differential systems) has no limit cycles. It remains the open question to determine if the polynomial differential systems of degree 2 can exhibit explicit non-algebraic limit cycles. © 2012 Texas State University - San Marcos.
|Journal||Electronic Journal of Differential Equations|
|Publication status||Published - 15 May 2012|
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