#### Abstract

A new class of impulsive differential equations with noninstantaneous fixed time impulses is considered. Uniform stability and uniform asymptotic stability of solutions of the system have been established by employing piecewise Lyapunov functions. An example is also given to illustrate the theoretical results.

#### 1. Introduction

Differential equations are one of the most frequently used tools for mathematical modeling in engineering and life sciences. Many evolution processes are subjected to short term perturbations caused by external interventions during their evolution. Very often, the duration of these effects is negligible acting instantaneously in the form of impulses. Many modeled phenomena which have a sudden change in states such as population dynamics, biotechnology process, chemistry, engineering, and medicine can be formulated by the following impulsive differential equations:where , , , , , , and .

Let , , such that is the solution of system (1), satisfying the initial conditions . Here, the impulsive conditions are the combination of the traditional initial value problem and the short term perturbations whose duration can be negligible in comparison with the duration of such process [1–9].

However, the above short term perturbations could not show the dynamic change of evolution process completely in pharmacotherapy. We know that the introduction of new drugs in the bloodstream and the consequent absorption for the body are gradual and continuous processes. Thus, we have to use a model to describe such an evolution process. In fact, the above situation has fallen in a new impulsive action, which starts at an arbitrary fixed point and keeps active on a finite time interval. To achieve this aim, a new class of semilinear impulsive differential equations with noninstantaneous impulses is introduced by Hernandez and O’Regan [10] in 2013. Then, the results for the existence of solutions of such equations are established by Pierri et al. [11].

Motivated by [10–13], we introduce a new Lyapunov stability concept for the following semilinear differential equation with noninstantaneous impulses:where are prefixed numbers, is continuous, and is continuous for all .

Practically, in system (2), we consider a new model to describe an evolution processs, in which an impulsive action starts at an arbitrary fixed point and keeps active on a finite time interval. Assume that we can measure the state of the process at any time to get a function as a solution of (2).

The novelty of our paper is to consider a new type of impulsive differential equation (2) with noninstantaneous impulses, finding reasonable conditions to establish Lyapunov’s uniform stability and asymptotic uniform stability of solutions [14] of system (2).

In Section 2, we present some preliminaries. In Section 3, uniform stability and asymptotic uniform stability of solutions have been established by using piecewise Lyapunov function. The theoretical results have been illustrated by an example in Section 4.

#### 2. Preliminaries

Let denote the set of real numbers, , and let be the Banach space of all continuous functions from into with the norm for . We introduce the Banach space and and with , . Meanwhile, we set with . Clearly, endowed with the norm is also a Banach space.

By virtue of the concept of solutions in [10] and also used in [12], we introduce the following definition.

*Definition 1. *A function is called a classical solution of the problemif satisfiesAssume that and are the two solutions of (2) satisfying the initial conditions and , respectively. Now, referring to [14], let us define the stability of solutions in the sense of Lyapunov.

*Definition 2 (see [14]). *The solution of (2) is said to be stable, if, for each , *∃* a such that, for any solution of (2), the inequality , for all .

*Definition 3 (see [14]). *The solution of (2) is said to be uniformly stable, if, for each , *∃* a such that, for any solution of (2), the inequality , for all .

*Definition 4 (see [14]). *The solution of (2) is said to be uniformly asymptotically stable, if, for each , *∃* a and a such that, for any solution of (2), the inequality , for all .

Let us introduce the sets

*Definition 5. *A function is said to belong to class if (i)is continuous in , ;(ii) is locally Lipschitz continuous in its second and third argument on each of , ;(iii);(iv) for each , ;(v)for , one defines ;(vi)for in in system (2), and .Note that if is a solution of system (2), then .

We will now use the following class of functions:

#### 3. Theoretical Results

Concerning the solution of system (3), referring to [10, 12], we introduce the following assumptions:(H1);(H2)there exists a positive constant such that for each and all , ;(H3)there exists a positive constant , , such that for each and all , . Also for ;(H4) is strongly measurable for the first variable and is continuous for the second variable. There exists a positive constant and a nondecreasing function such that for each and all .The following is the result regarding the existence of unique solutions of system (3).

Theorem 6. *Assume that (H1), (H2), and (H3) are satisfied. Then, problem (3) has unique solution provided that*

*Proof. *Let be defined by , for and .

From the assumption, it is clear that is well defined.

Moreover, for , , and , we getand hence .

Similarly, we obtainThus, from the hypothesis in the statement, we see that which implies that is a contraction map and problem (3) has unique solution in .

Concerning the existence results of the solutions, the following result is stated without proof (referred to in [12] and proved in [10]).

Theorem 7. *Assume that (H3) and (H4) are satisfied and the functions are bounded. Then, problem (3) has at least one solution provided that*

Now, we establish the result for uniform stability of solutions of (2) by employing piecewise Lyapunov functions.

Theorem 8. *Assume that (H1), (H2), and (H3) are satisfied. Let there exist functions and , such that**Then, the solution of system (2) is uniformly stable.*

*Proof. *Let be chosen. Choose so that . Let , , , with and let , be the solution of (2).

When , that is, , from the properties of the function and conditions (10) and (11), we getWhen , that is, , from (10) and condition (iv) of Definition 5, we getThus, from inequalities (12) and (13), we find that, for each , *∃* a such that, for any solution of (2), the inequality for and .

Hence, the solution of system (2) is uniformly stable.

Theorem 9. *Assume that all the conditions of Theorem 8 except (11) hold and condition (11) is replaced by the following:**Then, the solution of system (2) is uniformly asymptotically stable.*

*Proof. *Let be given and let the number be chosen so that . Let be a positive constant such that . Let be such that and .

For any , denote .

Also, from condition (10), for any , ,Therefore, .

It follows that for any we have .

If possible, assume that, for each , the inequalityis valid.*Case 1*. If such that , then, from (16), we have which is a contradiction to the assumption and hence (16) is not valid.*Case 2*. If such that , then, from (14) and (16), we havewhich is a contradiction to the assumption and hence (16) is not valid.

Thus, we see that in both cases whether or such that .

Then, for and hence for any , we have Thus, the solution of system (2) is uniformly asymptotically stable.

#### 4. Example

Let and . Denote for and for . Also define functions as and .

Here, ; that is, for ,Therefore, we have . Similarly, it can be seen that, for , .

Now, consider the systemLet . Without loss of generality, we assume that .

Clearly, . Also is continuous and locally Lipschitz in second and third argument on .

Also, for ,For , that is, for ,Also, .

Thus, we see that all the conditions of Theorem 8 are satisfied and hence system (21) is uniformly stable.

#### 5. Conclusion

Stability of solutions of impulsive ordinary differential equations with instantaneous impulses has been discussed extensively in the past [1–9]. Motivated by the recent work [10–13], in this paper, a new class of ordinary differential equations with noninstantaneous impulses has been studied and uniform stability and uniform asymptotic stability of solutions of such systems are investigated by using piecewise Lyapunov functions.

#### Conflict of Interests

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