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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 930576, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/930576
Research Article

The Stability Criteria with Compound Matrices

Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

Received 21 February 2013; Accepted 30 May 2013

Academic Editor: Chunrui Zhang

Copyright © 2013 Yazhuo Zhang and Baodong Zheng. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The bifurcation problem is one of the most important subjects in dynamical systems. Motivated by M. Li et al. who used compound matrices to judge the stability of matrices and the existence of Hopf bifurcations in continuous dynamical systems, we obtained some effective methods to judge the Schur stability of matrices on the base of the spectral property of compound matrices, which can be used to judge the asymptotical stability and the existence of Hopf bifurcations of discrete dynamical systems.

1. Introduction

The stability of matrices is intimately related to the stability of stationary solutions of various kinds in the theory and applications of dynamic systems [1]. Let be an matrix, and let be its spectrum. The stability modulus of is , and is said to be stable if . The asymptotic stability of the equilibrium point of a continuous dynamical system is closely related to the stability of the Jacobian matrix of the system at the equilibrium point; it is necessary that stability modulus is less than or equal to zero and it is sufficient that the Jacobian matrix is stable for the equilibrium point to be asymptotically stable. The stability of a matrix is related to the Routh-Hurwitz problem [2] on the number of zeros of a polynomial that have negative real parts. Li and Wang [3] have given a necessary and sufficient condition for the stability of an matrix with real entries using the additive compound matrix. Accordingly, some criteria on the stability of the continuous dynamical systems are obtained.

The spectral radius of is , and is said to be Schur stable if . On the other hand, the asymptotic stability of a fixed point of a discrete dynamical system is closely related to the Schur stability of the linearized matrix of the system [4]; it is necessary that spectral radius of the linearized matrix is less than or equal to one and it is sufficient that the linearized matrix is Schur stable for the fixed point to be asymptotically stable. Corresponding to the Routh-Hurwitz criterion, the Jury criterion was derived by Jury in 1974. And Zheng et al. [5] obtained the extended Jury criterion on the coefficients of the characteristic polynomial of the matrix.

By the spectral property of the compound matrix, the compound matrix is an excellent tool to research the stability of matrices [6, 7]. In the present paper, using the additive compound matrix and the Lozinskii measure, some conclusions about the Schur stability of matrices and the stability of the discrete dynamical system are derived. Using the multiplicative compound matrix, we demonstrate how to judge the Schur stability of a matrix; at the same time we give the conditions that there exist no Hopf bifurcations in the discrete dynamical systems and the conditions for the fixed point to be asymptotically stable in the discrete dynamical systems.

We outline in the next section the preliminaries about the compound matrix and the Lozinskii measure and so on. In the Sections 3 and 4, the main results are demonstrated.

2. Preliminaries

Let be the linear space of matrices with entries in , where is the field of real numbers or complex numbers . An will be identified with the linear operator on that it represents. Let denote the exterior product in , and let , , be an integer.

Definition 1 (see [6]). With respect to the canonical basis in the th exterior product space , the th additive compound matrix of and the th multiplicative compound matrix of are, respectively, linear operators on whose definitions on a decomposable element are
Definition over the whole is done by linear extension. The entries of and are linear relations of those of .

Let ,   and let . For any integer , let be the th member in the lexicographic ordering of integer tuples such that . Then the following conclusions are concluded.

Proposition 2 (see [6]). We get the following:
And let ; then

As special cases, we have and . The spectral property is as follows.

Proposition 3 (see [6]). Let : then(1),(2).

Pertinent to the purpose of the present paper is the norm property of the compound matrix.

The singular values of an matrix are the eigenvalues of the symmetric matrix , and let

Proposition 4 (see [7] (minimax-rule)). The following is established: , where are the matrix norm induced from the Euclidean norm of .

Corollary 5 (see [7]). The following is established: .

Definition 6 (see [3]). Let denote a vector norm in and the operator norm it induces in . For , the Lozinskii measure on with respect to is defined by

The following are the stability criteria on matrices given by Li and Wang using the compound matrix and Lozinskii measure.

Proposition 7 (see [3]). We get the following: and .

Proposition 8 (see [3]). If , then is stable there exists a Lozinskii measure on such that .

Definition 9 (see [3]). Let be a continuous function on . is called a Hopf bifurcation point of , if, when , is stable. When , there exist a pair of plural eigenvalues such that , and the other eigenvalues have nonzero real parts; here .

Proposition 10 (see [3]). Consider the system where and is an open set in . If, for all , have solutions , then is called the equilibrium of the system (7). Let , and if is the Hopf bifurcation point of , then the Hopf bifurcation of system (7) occurs when .

By the theorem, Li and Wang have given the methods to judge the existence of the Hopf bifurcation.

Proposition 11 (see [3]). If there exists some Lozinskii measure such that then the system (7) has no Hopf bifurcations from in . Moreover, if then is an asymptotically stable equilibrium of the system (7) for .

3. The Schur Stability Criteria of Matrices Using the Additive Compound Matrix

Consider the map: If (10) has a fixed point , that is,  , then the linear map corresponding to (10) is where , the Jacobian matrix of at .

Similar to the continuous dynamical system, the stability of a discrete dynamical system can be judged by the Schur stability of the matrix.

Lemma 12 (see [4]). If the matrix of the system (11) is Schur stable, then the fixed point of the system (11) is asymptotically stable.

It is generally well known that it is a sufficient condition for the Hopf bifurcation to occur in the system (10) that the matrix has a pair of conjugated eigenvalues whose spectral radius is equal to (not equal to ), and the spectral radius of the rest of the eigenvalues is less than 1. In addition, it is a sufficient condition for the -codimension Hopf bifurcation to occur in the system (10) that the matrix has pairs of conjugated of the eigenvalues whose spectral radius is equal to (not equal to ), and the spectral radius of the rest eigenvalues is less than 1.

Thus, it is very necessary to investigate the following three questions:(1)the conditions for the spectral radius of all the eigenvalues of the matrix to be less than 1;(2)the conditions for the spectral radius of a pair of the eigenvalues of the matrix to be equal to 1 (not equal to ) and the spectral radius of the rest of the eigenvalues of the matrix to be less than 1;(3)the conditions for the spectral radius of pairs of the eigenvalues of the matrix to be equal to 1 (not equal to ) and the spectral radius of the rest of the eigenvalues of the matrix to be less than 1.

For the characteristic polynomial of the matrix : we consider the operation and (12) is changed into

By operation (13), the inner of the unit circle and the unit circle are mapped to left plane and the imaginary axis of the complex plane. And the questions about the eigenvalues of the matrices of the discrete dynamical systems are transformed into the questions about the eigenvalues of the matrices of the continuous dynamical systems. Therefore the following conclusions are obtained.

Theorem 13. If , then is Schur stable there exists some Lozinskii measure such that

Proof. The eigenvalues of are where is the eigenvalue of the matrix .
Therefore by (13), By Proposition 8, the conclusions are obtained.

Theorem 14. The spectral radius of a pair of conjugated eigenvalues of the matrix is equal to (not equal to ) and the spectral radius of the rest eigenvalues is less than there exists a Lozinskii measure such that , , .

Proof. It is obvious.
Let By ,   has at most one eigenvalue that its real part is more than zero, and the rest of the eigenvalues have real parts less than zero. Without loss of generality, we assume that and is a real number. But It contradicts And by it can be known that has only one pair of eigenvalues whose real parts are zero. Thus has only one pair of eigenvalues whose real parts are zero, and the real parts of the rest of the eigenvalues are less than zero. And the conclusions are established.

Consider the map: If (22) has the fixed point , that is, , then the linear map corresponding to (22) is where , the Jacobian matrix of at .

Definition 15. is called the Hopf bifurcation point if, when ,   is Schur stable; when , there exist a pair of complex eigenvalues whose spectral radius is more than , and the rest of the eigenvalues are not or .

Therefore the following theorem is obtained.

Theorem 16. If there exists some Lozinskii measure such that , , then the system (22) has no Hopf bifurcation points about its fixed point . And if , then is an asymptotically stable fixed point of the system (22), where , , and is the fixed point of the system (22).

4. The Schur Stability Criteria of Matrices Using the Multiplicative Compound Matrix

To research the Schur stability of the matrix and the stability of the discrete dynamical system, we find that the measure whose function is similar to that of the Lozinskii measure in the research of continuous dynamical systems is the norm of the matrix.

Let denote all the matrices in the complex field.

Lemma 17. Let ; then is the matrix norm in .

Thus we have the following corollary.

Corollary 18. Let ; then there exists some matrix norm in such that .

By the spectral property of the multiplicative compound matrix, the Schur stability of the matrix can be judged by the multiplicative compound matrix.

Theorem 19. Let ; then and .

Proof. Because , by Proposition 3, . It might be as well that the roots of are where are real numbers. Then by , we have Thus
By and Proposition 3, has at most one eigenvalue whose spectral radius is more than 1. If , by , it can be known that has just one real eigenvalue whose absolute value is more than or equal to . Let be the characteristic polynomial of .
By it can be known that if , then Thus a contradiction.
If , then Thus a contradiction.
Therefore the conclusions are established.

By the previous conclusions and corollaries, we have the following.

Corollary 20. Let ; then there exists some matrix norm in such that and , where .

By the property of the multiplicative compound matrix given in Section 2, the multiplicative compound matrix can be computed by the singular value of a matrix, and thus we have the following.

Corollary 21. Let; then and , are the singular values of .

Corresponding to the stability of the fixed point and the Hopf bifurcation of the discrete dynamical systems, we have the following theorem.

Theorem 22. If there exists some matrix norm in such that , , then the system (22) has no Hopf bifurcations about its fixed point . And if , , then is an asymptotically stable fixed point of the system (22), where , , and is the fixed point of the system (22).

Acknowledgments

This research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 10871056) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (no. HIT. NSRIF. 2011001).

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