Differential and Integral Equations

Periodic solutions of delay equations with several fixed delays

Benjamin Kennedy

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We present an existence result for periodic solutions of autonomous differential delay equations with several fixed delays \begin{eqnarray*} x'(t) = \sum_{i=1}^D f_i (x(t - d_i)), \end{eqnarray*} where the functions $f_i$ are close to two-valued step functions $h_i$. We give conditions under which existence of periodic solutions of the more tractable problem $$ y'(t) = \sum_{i=1}^D h_i (y(t - d_i)) $$ implies the existence of similar periodic solutions of the original problem. Our approach is to show that an analog of a Poincaré map has non-trivial fixed-point index.

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Differential Integral Equations, Volume 22, Number 7/8 (2009), 679-724.

First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2012

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Primary: 34K13: Periodic solutions


Kennedy, Benjamin. Periodic solutions of delay equations with several fixed delays. Differential Integral Equations 22 (2009), no. 7/8, 679--724. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.die/1356019544

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