© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Some techniques for proving the existence and uniqueness of limit cycles for smooth differential systems are extended to continuous piecewise linear differential systems with two and three zones and no symmetry. For planar systems with three linearity zones, the existence of two limit cycles surrounding the only equilibrium point at the origin is rigorously shown for the first time. The usefulness of the achieved analytical results is illustrated by considering non-symmetric memristor-based electronic oscillators.
- Limit cycles
- Liénard piecewise linear differential systems
- Nonlinear control systems
- Periodic orbits