Stable periodic orbits for a class of three dimensional competitive systems. (English) Zbl 0802.34064

From the authors’ abstract: “It is shown that for a dissipative, three- dimensional, competitive, and irreducible system of ordinary differential equations having a unique equilibrium point, at which point the Jacobian matrix has negative determinant, either the equilibrium point is stable or there exists an orbitally stable periodic orbit. If in addition, the system is analytic then there exists an orbitally asymptotically stable periodic orbit when the equilibrium is unstable. The additional assumption of analyticity can be replaced by the assumption that the equilibrium point and every periodic orbit are hyperbolic. In this case, the Morse-Smale conditions hold and the flow is structurally stable”.


34D20 Stability of solutions to ordinary differential equations
34D30 Structural stability and analogous concepts of solutions to ordinary differential equations
37C75 Stability theory for smooth dynamical systems
92D25 Population dynamics (general)
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