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Ábel GarabBolyai Institute, University of Szeged, Aradi vértanúk tere 1, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary

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Tibor KrisztinBolyai Institute, University of Szeged, Aradi vértanúk tere 1, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary

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Abstract  

We consider the delay differential equation
\documentclass{aastex} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{pifont} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{upgreek} \usepackage{portland,xspace} \usepackage{amsmath,amsxtra} \pagestyle{empty} \DeclareMathSizes{10}{9}{7}{6} \begin{document} $$\dot x(t) = - \mu x(t) + f(x(t - \tau ))$$ \end{document}
, where µ, τ are positive parameters and f is a strictly monotone, nonlinear C1-function satisfying f(0) = 0 and some convexity properties. It is well known that for prescribed oscillation frequencies (characterized by the values of a discrete Lyapunov functional) there exists τ* > 0 such that for every τ > τ* there is a unique periodic solution. The period function is the minimal period of the unique periodic solution as a function of τ > τ*. First we show that it is a monotone nondecreasing Lipschitz continuous function of τ with Lipschitz constant 2. As an application of our theorem we give a new proof of some recent results of Yi, Chen and Wu [14] about uniqueness and existence of periodic solutions of a system of delay differential equations.
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Periodica Mathematica Hungarica
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1971
Volumes
per Year
2
Issues
per Year
4
Founder Bolyai János Matematikai Társulat - János Bolyai Mathematical Society
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Address
H-1055 Budapest, Hungary Falk Miksa u. 12.I/4.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0031-5303 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2829 (Online)

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