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A note on periodic character of a difference equation. (English) Zbl 1057.39005
Author’s abstract: We study positive solutions of the difference equation \[ x_{n+1}=p+{x_{n-(2s-1)}\over x_{n-(2l+1)s+1}}, n=0,1\dots \] where \(p\in[1,\infty)\) and \(s,l\in N\). We prove that if \(p>1\), then every positive solution converges to the positive equilibrium \(x^*=p+1\) and if \(p=1\), then every positive solution converges to a \(2s\)-periodic solution. The second result generalizes the main result of W. T. Patula and H. D. Voulov [Proc. Am. Math. Soc. 131, No. 3, 905–909 (electronic) (2003; Zbl 1014.39010)].

MSC:
39A11 Stability of difference equations (MSC2000)
39A20 Multiplicative and other generalized difference equations, e.g., of Lyness type
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[1] DOI: 10.1090/S0002-9939-02-06611-X · Zbl 1014.39010 · doi:10.1090/S0002-9939-02-06611-X
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