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A Liapunov function for three-dimensional feedback systems

Author: Ji Fa Jiang
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 114 (1992), 1009-1013
MSC: Primary 93D15; Secondary 34C11
MathSciNet review: 1092922
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Abstract: For a three-dimensional model of a positive feedback loop, Selgrade [11, 12] proved that every positive-time trajectory in the nonnegative orthant converges. Hirsch [6] gave another proof of this result under slightly different assumptions. This paper provides a new proof of Selgrade's result that is much shorter and presents a generalization that can be applied to positive and negative feedback loops and other systems.

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Keywords: Positive and negative feedback systems, convergence, Liapunov function
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