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Abdul Khaliq, H. S. Alayachi, M. S. M. Noorani, A. Q. Khan, "On Stability Analysis of Higher-Order Rational Difference Equation", Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, vol. 2020, Article ID 3094185, 10 pages, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/3094185
On Stability Analysis of Higher-Order Rational Difference Equation
In this paper, we study the equilibrium points, local asymptotic stability of equilibrium points, global behavior of equilibrium points, boundedness and periodicity of the rational recursive sequence , where for . With initial values are positive real numbers. Some numerical examples are given to verify our theoretical results.
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Here, we recall some basics and preliminaries that will be useful in our results and investigation.
2. Preliminaries and Definitions
Definition 1. Let be some interval of real numbers, and letbe a continuously differentiable function. Then, for every set of initial conditions , the difference equationhas a unique solution .
Definition 3. (periodicity). A sequence is said to be periodic with period if for all .
Definition 4. (Fibonacci sequence). The sequence is called Fibonacci sequence.
Definition 5. Equation (2) is called permanent and bounded if there exist numbers and with such that for any initial values , there exists a positive integer which depends on these initial values such that for all .
Definition 6. (stability)(i)The equilibrium point of equation (2) is locally stable if for every there exists such that for all with we have(ii)The equilibrium point of equation (2) is locally asymptotically stable if is a locally stable solution of equation (2) and there exists , such that for all , with we have(iii)The equilibrium point of equation (2) is global attractor if for all , we have(iv)The equilibrium point of equation (2) is globally asymptotically stable if is locally stable and is also a global attractor of equation (2).(v)The equilibrium point of equation (2) is unstable if is not locally stable.
Definition 7. The linearized equation of equation (2) about the equilibrium is defined by the following equation:where
Lemma 1 (see). Assume that and . Then,is a sufficient condition for the asymptotic stability of the following difference equation:
The following theorem will be useful for the proof of our results in this paper.
Theorem 1. Let be an interval of real numbers and assume that is a continuous function, and consider the following equation:satisfying the following conditions:(a) is nondecreasing in for each fixed , and is nonincreasing in for each fixed (b)If is a solution of the systems then and equation (2) has a unique equilibrium and every solution of equation (2) converges to .Some published works include the following:
Ibrahim and El-Moneam  investigate the local and global stability of the following recursive sequencewhere for , and are real numbers.
Aboutaleb et al.  studied the global attractiveness of the positive equilibrium of the following rational recursive equation:where the coefficients are the nonnegative real numbers.
Several other researchers have studied the behavior of the solution of difference equations; for example, Devault et al.  investigated the global behavior of all positive solutions of the following equation:Elabbasy et al.  studied the boundedness, global stability, and periodicity character and gave the solution of some special cases of the following difference equation:Elabbasy  gave the solution of the following difference equation:El-Moneam and Zayed  investigated the global stability and periodicity character and gave the solution of some special cases of the following difference equation:Zayed and El-Moneam  studied the global behavior of the following rational recursive sequence:Motivated by the above study, the main focus of this article is to discuss some qualitative behaviors of the solutions of the following rational recursive sequence:where for With initial values are the positive real numbers. Some numerical examples are given to verify our theoretical results.
3. Local Stability of Equation (22)
Then, the unique equilibrium point is .
Let be a function defined by
Therefore, it follows thatWe see that
The linearized equation of equation (22) about is
The characteristic equation of equation (28) is
Theorem 2. Assume thatThen, the equilibrium point of equation (22) is locally asymptotically stable.
Proof. It follows by Lemma 7 that equation (28) is asymptotically stable ifand soHence,
4. Boundedness of the Solutions
In this section, we show the boundedness of the positive solutions of equation (22).
Theorem 3. Every solution of equation (22) is bounded from above byif
Theorem 4. If , then each solution of equation (22) will be unbounded.
Proof. Let be a solution of equation (22). Then, from equation (22), we see thatFrom above, the right-hand side can be written as follows:and this equation is unstable because and .
Then, by using the ratio test, is unbounded from above.
5. Periodic Solutions of Equation (22)
In this section, we satisfy the periodic solutions of equation (22).
Theorem 5. Equation (22) has no positive solutions of prime period two solution in the following case, if p is even and r is odd.
Proof. Assume that there exists two distinct positive real numbers such that , , is prime period two solution of equation (22). We haveBy simplifying equations (41) and (42), we obtainBy subtracting, we deduce thatThis implies that equation (22) has no positive solutions of prime period two.
Theorem 6. Equation (22) has positive period two solution in the following cases:(i)(ii)(iii)
Proof. We will prove case (i) and the other cases (ii) and (iii) are obtained by the same way. Assume that there exist two distinct positive real numbers such that , , is prime period two solution of equation (22):From equation (45) and equation (46), we obtainBy solving these equations, we obtainSince are nonzero positive real numbers, and
This implies that
6. Global Stability
We will study the global asymptotic stability of the positive solutions of equation (22) in this section.
Theorem 7. The equilibrium point of equation (22) is a global attractor if
Proof. Let and are real numbers and assume that be function defined by . Thus, we see that the function is increasing in and is decreasing in . Let is a solution of the system and . Then, from (22), we see thatThen,By subtracting these equations, we obtainThus,It follows that the equilibrium point of equation (22) is a global attractor.
In this section, we will discuss the solution of some special cases of equation (22).
Case 1. When . In this case, we have the following special type of difference equation:
Theorem 8. The general solution of equation (56) iswhere
Proof. Proof is obtained by induction, and it is easy to do.
Case 2. When . In this case, we have the following special case of difference equation:where , and are the arbitrary real numbers.
Theorem 9. Let be a solution of equation (59). Then, for ,where , , and .
Proof. For , the result holds. Now, suppose that and that our assumption holds for :Now, it follows from (59) thatThus, we haveHence, the proof is completed.
Similarly, we can prove other relations.
Case 3. When In this case, we have the following special case of difference equation:The following theorem gives the solution of equation (64).
Case 4. When In this case, we have the following special case of difference equation:where , and are the arbitrary real numbers.
Theorem 11. Let be a solution of equation (69). Then, for ,where , , and .
Proof. For , the result holds. Now, suppose that and that our assumption holds for :Now, it follows from (69) that