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Numerical detection
of symmetry breaking bifurcation points
with nonlinear degeneracies

Authors: Klaus Böhmer, Willy Govaerts and Vladimí r Janovský
Journal: Math. Comp. 68 (1999), 1097-1108
MSC (1991): Primary 65H10, 58C27, 47H15, 20C30
Published electronically: February 13, 1999
MathSciNet review: 1627846
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Abstract: A numerical tool for the detection of degenerated symmetry breaking bifurcation points is presented. The degeneracies are classified and numerically processed on $1$-D restrictions of the bifurcation equation. The test functions that characterise each of the equivalence classes are constructed by means of an equivariant numerical version of the Liapunov-Schmidt reduction. The classification supplies limited qualitative information concerning the imperfect bifurcation diagrams of the detected bifurcation points.

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Klaus Böhmer
Affiliation: Philipps Universität, Fachbereich Mathematik, Marburg, Germany

Willy Govaerts
Affiliation: Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Genh, Belgium

Vladimí r Janovský
Affiliation: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republik

Keywords: Symmetry-breaking bifurcation, nonlinear degeneracy, bordered matrices, generalised Liapunov-Schmidt reduction, Newton-like method, pathfollowing
Received by editor(s): February 16, 1996
Received by editor(s) in revised form: August 8, 1997, and December 16, 1997
Published electronically: February 13, 1999
Additional Notes: The first author was partially supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
The second author was partially supported by the Fund for Scientific Research F.W.O., Gent, Belgium
The third author was partially supported by the grants GAČR 201/98/0528 and GAUK 96/199
Article copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society