Stability-Instability criteria for nonautonomous systems

Salvatore Rionero
2009 Rendiconti Lincei - Matematica e Applicazioni  
Nonautonomous binary systems of O.D.Es are considered. Apart from a critical case, it is shown that a temporal uniform validity of the Hurwitz conditions appear to be a basic condition to require for guaranteing the stability. Stability-instability criteria are obtained. Applications to the equation € x x þ pðtÞ _ x x þ qðtÞx ¼ 0 and in particular to the Hill equation, are furnished. The Hill equation associated to the (linear) stability of the nonautonomous Lotka-Volterra system is considered.
doi:10.4171/rlm/551 fatcat:7ewprm36zvbslcwzsi5inwsp3i