BIFURCATIONS IN A DISCRETE NONLINEAR DIFFUSION EQUATION

  • Kim, Yong-In (Department of Mathematics, University of Ulsan)
  • Published : 1998.11.01

Abstract

We consider an infinite dimensional dynamical system what is called Lattice Dynamical System given by a discrete nonlinear diffusion equation. By assuming the nonlinearity to be a general nonlinear function with mild restrictions, we show that as the diffusion parameter changes the stationery state of the given system undergoes bifurcations from the zero state to a bounded invariant set or a 3- or 4-periodic state in the global phase space of the given system according to the values of the coefficients of the linear part of the given nonlinearity.