Special Issue "Difference Equations, Symmetric, Close to Symmetric and Cyclic Systems of Difference Equations"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2018).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Stevo Stević
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Guest Editor
Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences, Knez Mihailova 36/III, Beograd, 11000, Serbia
Interests: Complex Analysis; Difference Equations; Functional Analysis; Mathematical Analysis; Operator Theory

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There has been great recent interest in investigating the solvability and long-term behavior of solutions to linear and nonlinear difference equations and systems of difference equations of various types. One of the reasons for the interest is potential application of the methods, ideas and results related to the equations and systems of equations in some other branches of sciences, such as ecology, economics, biology, physics, population theory, etc. The mid-1990s started a considerable interest in concrete nonlinear difference equations and systems. If a difference equation is defined through a function of two variables, it is natural to form and study the corresponding two-dimensional symmetric system of difference equations, as well as some related systems, which are called close to symmetric systems of difference equations. In a similar way, cyclic systems of difference equations can be formed. This Special Issue is devoted to these and some related areas, which are popular nowadays.

Prof. Stevo Stevic
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Linear and nonlinear difference equations
  • Symmetric systems of difference equations
  • Close to symmetric systems of difference equations
  • Cyclic systems of difference equations
  • Partial difference equations
  • Solvable difference equations and systems
  • Long-term behavior of solutions
  • Equations and systems in the complex domain
  • Applications of difference equations and systems

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Nonoscillatory Solutions to Second-Order Neutral Difference Equations
Symmetry 2018, 10(6), 207; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10060207 - 08 Jun 2018
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We study asymptotic behavior of nonoscillatory solutions to second-order neutral difference equation of the form: Δ(rnΔ(xn+pnxnτ))=anf(n,xn)+ [...] Read more.
We study asymptotic behavior of nonoscillatory solutions to second-order neutral difference equation of the form: Δ ( r n Δ ( x n + p n x n τ ) ) = a n f ( n , x n ) + b n . The obtained results are based on the discrete Bihari type lemma and a Stolz type lemma. Full article
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Stability of the Non-Hyperbolic Zero Equilibrium of Two Close-to-Symmetric Systems of Difference Equations with Exponential Terms
Symmetry 2018, 10(6), 188; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10060188 - 31 May 2018
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In this paper, we study the stability of the zero equilibria of two close-to-symmetric systems of difference equations with exponential terms in the special case in which one of their eigenvalues is equal to 1 and the other eigenvalue has an absolute [...] Read more.
In this paper, we study the stability of the zero equilibria of two close-to-symmetric systems of difference equations with exponential terms in the special case in which one of their eigenvalues is equal to 1 and the other eigenvalue has an absolute value of less than 1. In the present study, we use the approach of center manifold theory. Full article
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General k-Dimensional Solvable Systems of Difference Equations
Symmetry 2018, 10(1), 8; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10010008 - 28 Dec 2017
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The solvability of a k-dimensional system of difference equations of interest, which extends several recently studied ones, is investigated. A general sufficient condition for the solvability of the system is given, considerably extending some recent results in the literature. Full article
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Bounded Solutions to Nonhomogeneous Linear Second-Order Difference Equations
Symmetry 2017, 9(10), 227; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym9100227 - 14 Oct 2017
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By using some solvability methods and the contraction mapping principle are investigated bounded, as well as periodic solutions to some classes of nonhomogeneous linear second-order difference equations on domains N0, ZN2 and Z. The case when the [...] Read more.
By using some solvability methods and the contraction mapping principle are investigated bounded, as well as periodic solutions to some classes of nonhomogeneous linear second-order difference equations on domains N 0 , Z N 2 and Z . The case when the coefficients of the equation are constant and the zeros of the characteristic polynomial associated to the corresponding homogeneous equation do not belong to the unit circle is described in detail. Full article
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Solvable Three-Dimensional Product-Type System of Difference Equations with Multipliers
Symmetry 2017, 9(9), 195; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym9090195 - 16 Sep 2017
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The solvability of the following three-dimensional product-type system of difference equations xn+1=αynazn1b,yn+1=βzncxn1d,zn [...] Read more.
The solvability of the following three-dimensional product-type system of difference equations x n + 1 = α y n a z n 1 b , y n + 1 = β z n c x n 1 d , z n + 1 = γ x n f y n 1 g , n N 0 , where a , b , c , d , f , g Z , α , β , γ C \ { 0 } and x i , y i , z i C \ { 0 } , i { 0 , 1 } , is shown. This is the first three-dimensional system of the type with multipliers for which formulas are presented for their solutions in closed form in all the cases. Full article
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