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The Periodic Character of the Difference Equation

Advances in Difference Equations20072008:143723

Received: 3 February 2007

Accepted: 27 November 2007

Published: 3 December 2007


In this paper, we consider the nonlinear difference equation , , where with and and the initial values with . We give sufficient conditions under which every positive solution of this equation converges to a ( not necessarily prime ) 2-periodic solution, which extends and includes corresponding results obtained in the recent literature.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, College of Mathematics and Information Science, Guangxi University
Department of Mathematics, Guangxi College of Finance and Economics


© T. Sun and H. Xi. 2008

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