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Periodic solutions of dissipative systems revisited

Fixed Point Theory and Applications20062006:65195

DOI: 10.1155/FPTA/2006/65195

Received: 23 June 2005

Accepted: 17 October 2005

Published: 23 May 2006


We reprove in an extremely simple way the classical theorem that time periodic dissipative systems imply the existence of harmonic periodic solutions, in the case of uniqueness. We will also show that, in the lack of uniqueness, the existence of harmonics is implied by uniform dissipativity. The localization of starting points and multiplicity of periodic solutions will be established, under suitable additional assumptions, as well. The arguments are based on the application of various asymptotic fixed point theorems of the Lefschetz and Nielsen type.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics Analysis, Faculty of Science, Palacký University
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University


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