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Journal of Function Spaces and Applications
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 425102, 6 pages
On the Stability of Nonautonomous Linear Impulsive Differential Equations
1School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Guizhou Normal College, Guiyang, Guizhou 550018, China
2Department of Mathematics, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China
Received 2 May 2013; Accepted 21 June 2013
Academic Editor: Gestur Ólafsson
Copyright © 2013 JinRong Wang and Xuezhu Li. 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 introduce two Ulam's type stability concepts for nonautonomous linear impulsive ordinary differential equations. Ulam-Hyers and Ulam-Hyers-Rassias stability results on compact and unbounded intervals are presented, respectively.
During the past decades, the impulsive differential equations have attracted many authors since it is better to describe dynamics of populations subject to abrupt changes as well as other phenomena such as harvesting and diseases than the corresponding differential equations without impulses. For the basic theory on the impulsive differential equations and impulsive controls, the reader can refer to the monographs of Baĭnov and Simeonov , Lakshmikantham et al. , Yang , and Benchohra et al.  and references therein. In particular, exponential, asymptotical, strong, weak and Lyapunov stability of all kinds of impulsive differential equations has been studied extensively in the previous monographs and references therein.
In addition to the previously mentioned stability theory, Ulam stability of functional equation, which was formulated by Ulam on a talk given to a conference at Wisconsin University in 1940, is one of the central subjects in the mathematical analysis area. Many researchers paid much attention to discuss the stability properties of all kinds of equations. In fact, Ulam’s type stability problems have been taken up by a large number of mathematicians, and the study of this area has grown to be one of the most important subjects in the mathematical analysis area. For the advanced contribution on such problems, we refer the reader to András and Kolumbán , András and Mészáros , Burger et al. , Cǎdariu , Castro and Ramos , Ciepliński , Cimpean and Popa , Hyers et al. , Hegyi and Jung , Jung [14, 15], Lungu and Popa , Miura et al. [17, 18], Moslehian and Rassias , Rassias [20, 21], Rus [22, 23], Takahasi et al. , and Wang et al. [25–27].
As far as we know, there are few results on Ulam’s type stability of nonautonomous impulsive differential equations. Motivated by recent works [23, 25, 27], we study Ulam’s type stability of nonautonomous linear impulsive differential equations: where , , is -order real diagonal matrix, and and are -order bounded diagonal matrix and -dimensional bounded vector, respectively. Impulsive sequence satisfy , , and and represent the right and left limits of at , .
Firstly, we will modify the Ulam’s type stability concepts in  and introduce two Ulam’s type stability concepts for (1). Secondly, we pay attention to check the Ulam-Hyers and Ulam-Hyers-Rassias stability results on a compact and unbounded intervals, respectively.
Let be the Banach space of all continuous functions from into with the norm for , where . Also, we use the Banach space , , and there exist and , , with with the norm . Denote . Set . It can be seen that endowed with the norm , is also a Banach space.
If , , , by , we mean that for .
It follows , we introduce the concept of piecewise continuous solutions.
Definition 1. By a , from solution of the following impulsive Cauchy problem we mean that the function which satisfies where is called impulsive evolution matrix which is given by is the evolution matrix for the system and denotes the identity matrix.
If there exists , such that for any , then satisfy By proceeding with the same elementary computation in Lemma of , we have
Let , , and be nondecreasing functions where . For , denote
We consider the following inequalities:
3. Stability Results in the Case
We introduce the following assumptions.().(), .
Denote , and denote .
Now, we are ready to state our first Ulam-Hyers stable result on a compact interval.
Theorem 4. Assume that are satisfied. Then (1) is Ulam-Hyers stable.
Proof. Let be a solution of inequality (8). Define
Then we have
According to Definition 1, for each , we have
Suppose that be the unique solution of the impulsive Cauchy problem: Then for each , we have It follows that, for each , we can derive Thus, where So (1) is Ulam-Hyers stable. The proof is completed.
In order to discuss Ulam-Hyers-Rassias stability, we need the following condition.() There exist , , such that
where is nondecreasing.
Theorem 5. Assume that are satisfied. Then (1) is Ulam-Hyers-Rassias stable.
Proof. Let be a solution of inequality (9). For and defined in (12), we have
Let be the unique solution of (15). Hence, for each , it follows from that Thus, we obtain where Thus, (1) is Ulam-Hyers-Rassias stable. The proof is completed.
4. Stability Results in the Case
In this section, we will present stability results on an unbounded interval.
We change () to the following strong condition.() is continuous and uniformly bounded function on , . Thus, there exists such that for any .
Theorem 6. Assume that are satisfied. Then (1) is Ulam-Hyers stable.
Proof. Let be a solution of inequality (8). For and , defined in (12), we have
Let be the unique solution of (15). Hence, for each , we have Thus, we obtain where Thus, (1) is Ulam-Hyers stable. The proof is completed.
Next, we suppose the following.() There exist , , such that
where is nondecreasing.
Theorem 7. Assume that and are satisfied. Then (1) is Ulam-Hyers-Rassias stable.
Proof. Let be a solution of inequality (9). For and defined in (12), we have
Let be the unique solution of (15). Hence for each , it follows from that Thus, we obtain where Thus, (1) is Ulam-Hyers-Rassias stable. The proof is completed.
The authors thank the referee for valuable comments and suggestions which improved their paper. This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11201091), Key Projects of Science and Technology Research in the Chinese Ministry of Education (211169) and Key Support Subject (Applied Mathematics) of Guizhou Normal College.
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