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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 17, Issue 3, Pages 587-596

Solutions to Lyapunov stability problems: nonlinear systems with continuous motions

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University in Belgrade, P.O. Box 174, Belgrade 11000, Serbia

Received 23 January 1991; Revised 27 May 1992

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The necessary and sufficient conditions for accurate construction of a Lyapunov function and the necessary and sufficient conditions for a set to be the asymptotic stability domain are algorithmically solved for a nonlinear dynamical system with continuous motions. The conditions are established by utilizing properties of o-uniquely bounded sets, which are explained in the paper. They allow arbitrary selection of an o-uniquely bounded set to generate a Lyapunov function.

Simple examples illustrate the theory and its applications.