FM 2005-18 (mp_arc 05-399; arXiv math.DS/0511581)

Author: Michele V. Bartuccelli, Jonathan H.B. Deane, and Guido Gentile,

Title: Globally and locally attractive solutions for quasi-periodically forced systems.
 
Abstract: We consider a class of differential equations, $\ddot x + \gamma \dot x + g(x) = f(\omega t)$, with $\omega \in {\bf R}^{d}$, describing one-dimensional dissipative systems subject to a periodic or quasi-periodic (Diophantine) forcing. We study existence and properties of the limit cycle described by the trajectory with the same quasi-periodicity as the forcing. For $g(x)=x^{2p+1}$, $p\in {\bf N}$, we show that, when the dissipation coefficient is large enough, there is only one limit cycle and that it is a global attractor. In the case of other forces, including $g(x)=x^{2p}$ (with $p=1$ describing the varactor equation), we find estimates for the basin of attraction of the limit cycle.

Keywords: Dissipative systems; Quasi-periodically forced systems; Varactor equation; Attractor; Basin of attraction; Global attractivity; Invariant set.

Michele Bartuccelli
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Surrey
Guildford, GU2 7HX, UK
e-mail: m.bartuccelli@surrey.ac.uk

Jonathan Deane
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Surrey
Guildford, GU2 7HX, UK
e-mail: j.deane@surrey.ac.uk

Guido Gentile
Dipartimento di Matematica
Università di Roma Tre
Largo San Leonardo Murialdo 1, 00146 Roma, Italy
e-mail: gentile@mat.uniroma3.it