The qualitative analysis of a dynamical system

of differential equations arising from the

study of multilayer scales on pure metals II

Author:
R. L. Baker

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **127** (1999), 753-761

MSC (1991):
Primary 34C35, 70K05

MathSciNet review:
1469394

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Abstract: We provide a qualitative analysis of the -dimensional dynamical system:

where is an arbitrary positive integer. Under mild algebraic conditions on the constant matrix , we show that every solution , , extends to a solution on , such that , for . Moreover, the difference between any two solutions approaches as . We then use this result to give a complete qualitative analysis of a 3-dimensional dynamical system introduced by F. Gesmundo and F. Viani in modeling parabolic growth of three-oxide scales on pure metals.

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**R. L. Baker**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Email:
baker@math.uiowa.edu

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-99-04563-3

Keywords:
Differential equations,
dynamical systems,
nonlinear dynamical systems,
cooperative dynamical systems

Received by editor(s):
June 20, 1994

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
June 16, 1997

Communicated by:
David Sharp

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1999
American Mathematical Society