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On the recursive sequence \(x_{n+1}=x_{n-1}/g(x_n)\). (English) Zbl 1019.39010

Several properties of the solutions of the recurrence relation \[ x_{n+1}= {x_{n-1} \over g(x_n)},\;n=1,2,\dots, \] subject to the initial conditions \(x_{-1} >0\) and \(x_0>0\) are obtained, where \(g\in C^1(R_+)\), \(g(0)=1\) and \(g'(x)>0\) for \(x\in R_+\). Then by continuity arguments, it is shown that for any \(u\in(0, \infty)\), there is a solution \(\{x_n\}\) satisfying \(x_{-1}=u\) and \(x_0g(x_0) >u\) such that \(x_0>x_1>x_2> \dots\) and \(\lim_{n\to \infty}x_n=0\).

MSC:

39A11 Stability of difference equations (MSC2000)
39B05 General theory of functional equations and inequalities
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