July  2013, 33(7): 2631-2650. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2013.33.2631

Stability of nonautonomous equations and Lyapunov functions

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Departamento de Matemática, Instituto Superior Técnico, UTL, 1049-001 Lisboa

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Departamento de Matemática, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa

Received  May 2011 Revised  November 2012 Published  January 2013

We consider nonautonomous linear equations $x'=A(t)x$ in a Banach space, and we give a complete characterization of those admitting nonuniform exponential contractions in terms of strict Lyapunov functions. The uniform contractions are a very particular case of nonuniform exponential contractions. In addition, we establish ``inverse theorems'' that give explicitly a strict Lyapunov function for each nonuniform contraction. These functions are constructed in terms of Lyapunov norms, which transform the nonuniform behavior of the contraction into a uniform exponential behavior. Moreover, we use the characterization of nonuniform exponential contractions in terms of strict Lyapunov functions to establish in a very simple manner, in comparison with former works, the persistence of the asymptotic stability under sufficiently small linear and nonlinear perturbations.
Citation: Luis Barreira, Claudia Valls. Stability of nonautonomous equations and Lyapunov functions. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2013, 33 (7) : 2631-2650. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2013.33.2631
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References:
[1]

L. Barreira and Ya. Pesin, "Nonuniform Hyperbolicity,", Encyclopedia of Math. and Its Appl., 115 (2007). Google Scholar

[2]

L. Barreira and J. Schmeling, Sets of "non-typical" points have full topological entropy and full Hausdorff dimension,, Israel J. Math., 116 (2000), 29. doi: 10.1007/BF02773211. Google Scholar

[3]

L. Barreira and C. Valls, Nonuniform exponential dichotomies and Lyapunov regularity,, J. Dynam. Differential Equations, 19 (2007), 215. doi: 10.1007/s10884-006-9026-1. Google Scholar

[4]

L. Barreira and C. Valls, Robustness of nonuniform exponential dichotomies in Banach spaces,, J. Differential Equations, 244 (2008), 2407. doi: 10.1016/j.jde.2008.02.028. Google Scholar

[5]

L. Barreira and C. Valls, "Stability of Nonautonomous Differential Equations,", Lect. Notes in Math., 1926 (2008). doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-74775-8. Google Scholar

[6]

N. Bhatia and G. Szegö, "Stability Theory of Dynamical Systems,", Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften, 161 (1970). Google Scholar

[7]

Ju. Dalec$'$kiĭ and M. Kreĭn, "Stability of Solutions of Differential Equations in Banach Space,", Translations of Mathematical Monographs, 43 (1974). Google Scholar

[8]

W. Hahn, "Stability of Motion,", Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften, 138 (1967). Google Scholar

[9]

J. LaSalle and S. Lefschetz, "Stability by Liapunov's Direct Method, with Applications,", Mathematics in Science and Engineering, 4 (1961). Google Scholar

[10]

A. Lyapunov, "The General Problem of the Stability of Motion,", Taylor and Francis, (1992). Google Scholar

[11]

J. Massera and J. Schäffer, "Linear Differential Equations and Function Spaces,", Pure and Applied Mathematics, 21 (1966). Google Scholar

[12]

V. Oseledets, A multiplicative ergodic theorem. Liapunov characteristic numbers for dynamical systems,, Trans. Moscow Math. Soc., 19 (1968), 197. Google Scholar

[13]

M. Wojtkowski, Invariant families of cones and Lyapunov exponents,, Ergodic Theory Dynam. Systems, 5 (1985), 145. doi: 10.1017/S0143385700002807. Google Scholar

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