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The Hopf bifurcation theorem in three dimensions

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 October 2008

Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Affiliation:
St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Abstract

The Hopf bifurcation theorem describes the creation of a limit cycle from an isolated singular point of a system of first-order differential equations depending on a parameter. This paper describes a method for determining explicitly a range of values of the parameter throughout which the Hopf configuration continues to exist; only the three-dimensional case is described in this paper, but the method can be generalized.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge Philosophical Society 1977

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