The Stability of High Order Max-Type Difference Equation
Han Cai-hong*, Li Lue, Tan Xue
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China
To cite this article:
Han Cai-hong, Li Lue, Tan Xue. The Stability of High Order Max-Type Difference Equation. Applied and Computational Mathematics. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, pp. 51-55. doi: 10.11648/j.acm.20160502.13
Received: February 5, 2016; Accepted: March 28, 2016; Published: April 7, 2016
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the stability of following max-type difference equation , where , with ， , and , the initial values are positive. By constructing a system of equations and binary function, we show the equation has a unique positive equilibrium solution, and the positive equilibrium solution is globally asymptotically stable. The conclusion of this paper extends and supplements the existing results.
Keywords: Difference Equations, Positive Solution, Convergence, Globally Stable
In mathematics, recursive relation, which is difference equation, is a kind of recursion formula to define a sequence: the sequence of each item is defined as a function. Difference equation is the discretization of differential equations. The difference system is described the mathematical model of discrete system, it is an important branch of dynamical system, the application of its theory is rapidly broadening to various fields, such as economics, ecology, physics, engineering, control theory, computer science and so on (see [1-4]). The stability and global behavior is one of the hot spots in researches about difference equation model, the conclusion has a certain guiding role to production practices.
In recent years, more and more researches on the dynamic behaviors of higher order nonlinear difference equations have been studied (see [5-19]). One of the classes of such difference equations are max-type difference equations (see [10-19]).
In , Amleh studied the nonlinear difference equation , showed that the unique positive equilibrium solution is globally asymptotically stable:
In , Fan studied the higher order difference equation , and gave a sufficient condition for its global asymptotical stability, these results are applied to the difference equation .
In , Sun studied global behavior of the max-type difference equation , proved that if and is a periodic sequence, then every positive solution of this equation is eventually periodic with period 2m.
In , Stević studied behavior of positive solutions of the following max-type system of difference equations,
proved that if then every positive solution of the system converges to (1,1).
In this paper, we investigate the global stability of following max-type difference equation
where , , with , , and , the initial values are positive. By constructing a system of equations and binary function, we will formulate and prove the equation has a unique positive equilibrium solution, and the positive equilibrium solution is globally asymptotically stable. The conclusion of this paper extends and supplements the existing results, this conclusion has a certain guiding role to production practices as a mathematical model.
For convenience, we denote , , . So .
2. Some Definitions
In this section we will introduce some definitions (see ) which will be needed.
Definition A.  Let I be some interval of numbers and let be a continuously difference function.
A difference equation of order (k+1) is an equation of the form
A point is called equilibrium solution of the difference equation if , that is for all .
Definition B.  The equilibrium is called locally stable if for every , there exists such that if is a solution of difference equation with initial values satisfied , then
Definition C.  The equilibrium is called a global attractor if for every solution of difference equation, we have .
Definition D.  The equilibrium of difference equation is called globally asymptotically stable if is locally stable, and is also a global attractor of the difference equation.
3. Main Results
In this section we formulate and prove some lemmas and main theorems in this paper, obtain that every positive solution of (1) has to be the ultimate form of globally asymptotically stable.
Theorem 1. Equation (1) has a unique positive equilibrium solution .
we have , so equation (1) has a unique positive equilibrium . ＃
Equation , that is , the only fixed point for the solution of this equation is , denote by , that is . Because
Lemma 1. For any real number , if initial values , then ().
Proo f. Since , so, for any, we have
suppose for every , there is , then
By induction, for every , we have . ＃
Let , , for any , define the system of equations as follows:
that is , .
Lemma 2. For every , there is
Proof. Obtained by above definition (2-3), we have
so . Because
By induction, there is for every . That is
According to the monotone bounded theorem, we know the limits of are existence. Let , . Take limits on both sides of (2-3), then
that is , , therefore , so . Since , so , that is . ＃
Theorem 2. The unique equilibrium of equation (1) is locally stable.
Proof. Set , and as defined in Lemma 2. For every with , according to Lemma 2 and local boundedness, there exists such that .
Take , that is
. Then for every , we have
that is .
Similarly, by induction, there is for every . According to theorem B, the equilibrium is locally stable. ＃
Theorem 3. The unique equilibrium solution of equation (1) is globally asymptotically stable.
Proof. In Theorem 2, we have proved is locally stable, then we will prove is global attractor.
Set , and as defined in Lemma 2. Following Lemma 1, for every , there is . So
By induction, there is for every.
Similarly, we have for every . By induction, for every where .
Following Lemma 2, we know , so . By Definition C, we know is global attractor.
According to Definition D, it is obviouslythat the equilibrium of equation (1) is globally asymptotically stable. ＃
Consider one of example of differential equation (1):
where the initial values . Obviously, it satisfies the conditions of Theorem 3, so the unique equilibrium of equation (4) is globally asymptotically stable. By giving the initial value assignment, the following figures 1-2 show the global asymptotic stability.
If initial values , equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable (see Figure 1).
If initialvalues , equilibrium is globally asymptotically (see Figure 2).
In this paper, we investigate the characters of positive solution of the max-type difference equation (1).
First, we showed equation (1) has unique positive equilibrium .
Then, we proved two useful lemmas. By citing lemmas we showed the main theorems in this paper, that is the equilibrium solution of equation (1) is globally asymptotically stable.
At last, we give an example of difference equation (1), draw the trajectory of the solution by giving two different initial values, thus intuitively reflect the global asymptotic stability.
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This research was supported by NNSF of China (11461007), Scientific and technological research project of Guangxi colleges and universities funded by Guangxi Department of Education (LX2014048, LX2014055), and Youth Foundation of Guangxi Normal University.