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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 320406, 7 pages
Research Article

On the Shape of Limit Cycles That Bifurcate from Isochronous Center

Faculty of Science, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, China

Received 7 December 2013; Accepted 10 February 2014; Published 19 March 2014

Academic Editors: M. Han, Z. Jin, and Y. Xia

Copyright © 2014 Guang Chen and Yuhai Wu. 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.


New idea and algorithm are proposed to compute asymptotic expression of limit cycles bifurcated from the isochronous center. Compared with known inverse integrating factor method, new algorithm to analytically computing shape of limit cycle proposed in this paper is simple and easy to apply. The applications of new algorithm to some examples are also given.