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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 105496, 9 pages
On the Behavior of a System of Rational Difference Equations =
1School of Mathematics, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450045, China
2School of Economics and Finance, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710061, China
Received 28 June 2012; Accepted 24 August 2012
Academic Editor: Cengiz Çinar
Copyright © 2012 Liu Keying et al. 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.
We are concerned with a three-dimensional system of rational difference equations with nonzero initial values. We present solutions of the system in an explicit way and obtain the asymptotical behavior of solutions.
Difference equations, also referred to recursive sequence, is a hot topic. There has been an increasing interest in the study of qualitative analysis of difference equations and systems of difference equations. Difference equations appear naturally as discrete analogues and as numerical solutions of differential and delay differential equations having applications in biology, ecology, economics, physics, computer sciences, and so on. Especially, Gu and Ding  have considered the state space models described by difference equations.
Particularly, there is a class of nonlinear difference equations, known as rational difference equations or fractional difference equations. A lot of work has been concentrated on it [2–12]. There is one way to study rational difference equations—giving the exact expression of solutions [4, 5]. Another way is studying the qualitative behavior such as asymptotical stability using the linearized method, semicycle analysis, and so on .
At the same time, more and more attention is paid to systems of rational difference equations composed by two or three rational difference equations [3, 6–12]. The single equation is simple, but the coupled ways of systems are various and thus such systems have no fixed ways to follow to investigate their behavior.
In , Stevic has investigated the following system of difference equations: In fact, such a general system has no explicit solutions and the author has classified the parameters to give explicit solutions for 14 special cases.
In , Kurbanli et al. have studied the behavior of positive solutions of the system of the following rational difference equations:
In this paper, motivated by the above references and the references cited therein, we consider the following system: where the initial conditions are nonzero real numbers.
In next section, we express solutions of the system (1.9) and try to describe the behavior of solutions.
2. Main Results
Through the paper, we suppose the initial values to be Here, , , , , , and are real numbers such that , . We call this to be the hypothesis .
Proof. It is obvious to obtain (2.2) and (2.3) and referred to . Here, we only focus on (2.4).
First, for , from (1.9) and (2.2), we easily check that
Next, we assume the conclusion is true for , that is, (2.4) holds.
Then, for , we confirm it. In fact, from (1.9), (2.2), and (2.4), we have the following: and complete the proof.
Proof. From the hypothesis and , and , we obtain that , and thus, and tend to zero as tends to .
First, from (2.2), we have Similarly, from (2.3), we have As far as is concerned, from (2.4) we could consider and for , respectively, Thus, Therefore,
Next, from (2.2) and (2.3), we have
At last, for , we have Thus, and complete the proof.
Proof. From , , , , we have , . The remainder is similar to that of Corollary 2.3 and we omit here.
The above theorems describe the asymptotical behavior of solutions in case of the initial values lying in different intervals. At last, we describe the behavior in another way.
Proof. In view of (2.2), (2.3), and (2.4), we have
As far as and are concerned, from (2.4) we could consider and , and for , respectively. In fact, we have If one of the four conditions holds, we obtain and the conclusion is apparent.
The proof is omitted here. In fact, we could obtain if one of the four conditions holds and the condition of is to keep the sign.
This paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71271086, 71172184) and the foundation of Education Department of Henan Province (No. 12A110014).
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