By Saber Elaydi

A must-read for mathematicians, scientists and engineers who are looking to comprehend distinction equations and discrete dynamics

Contains the main whole and comprehenive research of the soundness of one-dimensional maps or first order distinction equations.

Has an intensive variety of purposes in various fields from neural community to host-parasitoid structures.

Includes chapters on endured fractions, orthogonal polynomials and asymptotics.

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Oo F~ (x) = ! if 0 < x < 1. 6 The Logistic Equation and Bifurcation 43 5. 6. I). Show that if x* < x < ~, then Iim n ..... oc F;(x) = x*. 6. 1, < I + -/6. 7. 6). 1, = 1+-/6. 8. 54 using a calculator or a computer. *9. 1,X leads to the same value for the Feigenbaum number 8. ) 10. 1,I(x)1 < 8 for all x E [0, I]. 11. ) 12. 7). (b) Find the values of C where y~ is attracting, repelling, or unstable. (c) Find the values of c where y; is attracting, repelling, or unstable. 13. 7) double bifurcates for c > Co.

11 c. 445 is asymptotically stable relative to /2. This may also be written in the compact fonn T(x) = 1 - 21x - ~ I· We first observe that the periodic points of period 2 are the fixed points of T2. It is easy to verify that T2 is given by T2(x) = 4x 1 for 0 < x < -, 4 2(1 - 2x) 1 1 for - < x < 4 2' 4 (x -~) 4(1 - x) 1 for - < x < 2 3 for - < x -< 4- 3 - 4' 1. 8, two of which, ~, are equilibrium points of T. 8} is the only 2 cycle of T. 8 is not stable relative to T2. 13 depicts the graph of T3.

Let Q(x) = ax 2 + bx + c, a 7. x(n 8. =1= 0, and x* be a fixed point of Q. Prove the following statements: (i) If Q' (x*) = -1, then x* is asymptotically stable. Then prove the rest of Remark (i). (ii) If Q'(x*) = 1, then x* is unstable. Then prove the rest of Remark (ii). 9. Show that if If'(x*)1 < 1, there exists an interval J = (x* - e, x* + e) such that 1f'(x)1 :::: M < 1 for all x E J and for some constant M. 10. 3), g(x*) = g'(x*) = 0 and g"(x*) =1= O. 3). ) 11. 12, part (ii). 12. 4). Show also that the converse is false.