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Almost periodic solution of an impulsive multispecies logarithmic population model
Advances in Difference Equations volume 2015, Article number: 96 (2015)
Abstract
In this paper, some easily verifiable conditions are derived for the existence of almost periodic solution of an impulsive multispecies logarithmic population model in terms of the continuous theorem of coincidence degree theory, which is rarely applied to studying the existence of almost periodic solution of an impulsive differential equation. Our results generalize previous results by Alzabut, Stamov and Sermutlu. Besides, our technique used in this paper can be applied to study the existence of almost periodic solution of an impulsive differential equation with linear impulsive perturbations.
Introduction
Many evolutionary processes in nature are characterized by the fact that their states are subject to sudden changes at certain moments and therefore can be described by an impulsive system. Basic theory of impulsive differential equations can be found in the monographs [1–3]. Gopalsamy [4] proposed the following single species logarithmic population model:
By utilizing the continuous theorem of coincidence degree theory, the existence of periodic solution and almost periodic solution of this model is investigated in papers [5] and [6], respectively. In paper [7], Alzabut and Abdeljawad consider the existence of periodic solution of the impulsive differential equation
By employing the contraction mapping principle and GronwallBellman inequality, the existence and exponential stability of positive almost periodic solution of this model are obtained in paper [8]. Using the same method as [8], Yang and Li [9] deal with the existence of almost periodic solution of an impulsive twospecies logarithmic population model with timevarying delay. By means of the Cauchy matrix, Wang [10] gives sufficient conditions for the existence and exponential stability of periodic and almost periodic solution for the delay impulsive logarithmic population:
Some scholars are interested in impulsive differential equations or the existence of (almost) periodic solution. Related results can be found in the literature [11–14]. By using fixed point theory and constructing a suitable Lyapunov function, Chen [15] studies the existence, uniqueness and global attractivity of positive periodic solution and almost periodic solution of the delay multispecies logarithmic population model
In this paper, we consider the impulsive multispecies logarithmic population model
where \(r_{i}(\cdot)\), \(a_{ij}(\cdot)\), \(b_{ij}(\cdot)\), \(c_{ij}(\cdot)\), \(\tau_{ij}(\cdot)\) are nonnegative almost periodic functions in sense of Bohr, \(k_{ij}(ts)\geq0\) and \(\int_{\infty}^{t}k_{ij}(ts)\,ds<+\infty\), \(\{d_{ik}\}\) is an almost periodic sequence, \(\{t_{k}\}\) is an equipotentially almost periodic sequence, \(r=\sup_{t\in R, i,j=1,\ldots, n}\tau_{i,j}(t)\), \(i,j=1,\ldots, n\).
By utilizing the continuous theorem of coincidence degree theory, we obtain some sufficient conditions for the existence of almost periodic solution of Eq. (1.1). Our results generalize previous results obtained in [6] and are easier to verify than the conditions obtained in paper [15].
The continuous theorem of coincidence degree theory has been extensively used to study the existence of periodic solution of a differential equation, regardless of the equation being with impulse or without. Using this theorem, papers [6] and [16] investigate the existence of almost periodic solution of a population model without impulse. To our best knowledge, the continuous theorem has not been used to prove the existence of almost periodic solution of an impulsive multispecies logarithmic population model. Besides, our technique used in this paper can be applied to study the existence of almost periodic solution of an impulsive differential equation with linear impulsive perturbations.
The remaining part of this paper is organized as follows. We present some preliminaries in the next section. In Section 3, by employing the continuous theorem of coincidence degree theory, we establish a criterion for the existence of almost periodic solution of system (1.1).
Preliminaries
In this section, some lemmas and definitions, which are of importance in proving our main result in Section 3, will be presented.
Definition 2.1
([17])
\(\varphi(\cdot)\in C(R, R^{n})\) is said to be almost periodic in sense of Bohr if \(\forall\varepsilon>0\), there exists a relatively dense set \(T(\varphi,\varepsilon)\) such that if \(\tau\in T(\varphi,\varepsilon)\), then \(\varphi(t)\varphi(t+\tau)<\varepsilon\) for all \(t\in R\). Denote by \(\operatorname{ap}(R, R^{n})\) all such functions.
Definition 2.2
([3])
Let \(\varphi(\cdot)=(\varphi_{1}(\cdot),\varphi_{2}(\cdot), \ldots,\varphi_{n}(\cdot))\) be a piecewise continuous function with first kind discontinuities at the points of a fixed sequence \(\{t_{k}\}\). We call φ almost periodic if:

(1)
\(\{t_{k}\}\) is equipotentially almost periodic, that is, \(\forall\varepsilon>0\), there exists a relatively dense set of εalmost periodic common for any sequences \(\{t^{j}_{k}\}\), \(t^{j}_{k}=t_{k+j}t_{k}\);

(2)
\(\forall\varepsilon>0\), \(\exists\delta>0\) such that if the points \(t'\), \(t''\) belong to the same interval of continuity and \(t't''<\delta\), then \(\varphi(t')\varphi(t'')<\varepsilon\);

(3)
\(\forall\varepsilon>0\), there exists a relatively dense set \(T(\varphi,\varepsilon)\) such that if \(\tau\in T(\varphi,\varepsilon)\), then \(\varphi(t)\varphi(t+\tau)<\varepsilon\) for all \(t\in R\) which satisfy the condition \(tt_{i}>\varepsilon\), \(i=0,\pm1,\pm2,\ldots\) .
Denote by \(\mathcal{AP}(R, R^{n})\) all such functions.
Now, we introduce some basic notations. Suppose \(f\in\operatorname{ap}(R, R^{n})\) or \(f\in\mathcal{AP}(R, R^{n})\), we use \(\Lambda_{f}\) to denote the set of Fourier exponents of f, \(\operatorname{mod}(f)\) to denote the module of f, \(m(f)\) to denote the limit mean of f. We suppose that \(d_{ik}\) and \(\tau_{ij}(\cdot)\) in system (1.1) satisfy the following conditions:

(A1)
\(\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{jk})\), \(\prod_{0< t_{k}<t\tau_{ij}(t)}(1+d_{jk})\) are positive almost periodic functions, \(\inf_{t\in R}\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{jk})>0\), \(j=1,\ldots, n\);

(A2)
\(\int_{\infty}^{t}k_{ij}(ts)\ln\prod_{0< t_{k}<s}(1+d_{jk})\,ds\) are almost periodic functions, \(i, j=1,\ldots,n\).
Thereinto, the definition of \(\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{jk}) \) (\(j=1,2,\ldots,n\)) is as follows:
Remark
There exist a great deal of functions satisfying assumptions (A1) and (A2). For instance, let \(\{t_{k}\}\) be an arbitrary equipotentially almost periodic sequence, \(\tau_{ij}(t)=\tau>0\), \(d_{j,k}=d_{j,k+T}\), \((1+d_{j,k})>0\), \(k=1,2,\ldots\) and \((1+d_{j1})(1+d_{j2})\ldots(1+d_{jT})=1\), then \(\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{jk})\) is a positive almost periodic function with discontinuous points \(t_{k}\), and \(\inf_{t\in R}\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{jk})>0\). \(\prod_{0< t_{k}<t\tau_{ij}(t)}(1+d_{jk})\) is also a positive almost periodic function with discontinuous points \(t_{k}+\tau\), \(i,j=1,\ldots,n\).
Besides, we suppose that \(k_{ij}(\cdot)\) satisfy \(\int_{\infty}^{t}k_{ij}(ts)\,ds=\int^{+\infty}_{0}k_{ij}(u)\,du<+\infty\) and
then \(\int_{\infty}^{t}k_{ij}(ts)\ln \prod_{0< t_{k}<s}(1+d_{jk})\,ds\equiv0\), \(i, j=1,2,\ldots,n\). Thus, assumption (A2) holds.
Before studying the existence of strictly positive \(\mathcal{AP}\) solutions of system (1.1), we firstly consider the following equation:
where \(i=1,2,\ldots, n\). The solutions of Eqs. (1.1) and (2.1) satisfy the following relation.
Lemma 2.3
Suppose that (A1) is satisfied, the following results hold:

(1)
If \(N_{i}(t)\in\mathcal{AP}(R, R)\) is a positive solution of Eq. (1.1), then \(y_{i}(t)=\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{ik})^{1}N_{i}(t)\) is a positive ap solution of Eq. (2.1), \(i=1,2,\ldots, n\).

(2)
If \(y_{i}(t)\in\operatorname{ap}(R, R)\) is a positive solution of Eq. (2.1), then \(N_{i}(t)=\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{ik})y_{i}(t)\) is a positive \(\mathcal{AP}\) solution of Eq. (1.1), \(i=1,2,\ldots,n\).
Proof
Since \(\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{ik})\in\mathcal{AP} (R, R)\) and \(\inf_{t\in R}\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{ik})>0\), \(i=1,\ldots, n\), from [3] we know \(\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{ik})^{1}\in\mathcal{AP}(R, R)\). Therefore, if \(y_{i}(t)\in \operatorname{ap}(R, R) \), then \(N_{i}(t)=\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{ik})y_{i}(t) \in\mathcal{AP}(R, R)\); if \(N_{i}(t)\in \mathcal{AP}(R, R)\), combining \(N_{i}(t_{k}^{+})=(1+d_{ik})N_{i}(t_{k})\), then \(y_{i}(t)=\prod_{0< t_{k}<t}(1+d_{ik})^{1}N_{i}(t)\in \operatorname{ap}(R, R)\). Similar as [18], the rest of the proof of Lemma 2.3 can be obtained easily, we omit it here. □
In order to investigate Eq. (2.1), we take \(y_{i}(t)=e^{x_{i}(t)}\), Eq. (2.1) can be translated to
where
Obviously, if Eq. (2.2) has ap solution, then Eq. (2.1) has strictly positive ap solution. It follows from Lemma 2.3 that Eq. (1.1) has strictly positive \(\mathcal{AP}\) solution. Consequently, we mainly study the existence of ap solution of Eq. (2.2). To do so, we firstly summarize a few concepts.
Let X and Z be real Banach spaces, \(L:\operatorname{dom}L\subset X \rightarrow Z\) be a linear mapping, \(N: X \rightarrow Z\) be a continuous mapping. L is called a Fredholm mapping of index zero if \(\operatorname{dim} \operatorname{Ker}L=\operatorname{codim} \operatorname{Im}L<\infty\) and ImL is close in Z. If L is a Fredholm mapping of index zero, there are continuous projects \(P:X\rightarrow X\), \(Q: Z\rightarrow Z\) such that \(\operatorname{Im} P=\operatorname{Ker} L\), \(\operatorname{Im} L=\operatorname{Ker} Q= \operatorname{Im} (IQ)\). It follows that \(L\operatorname{dom} L\cap\operatorname{Ker} P: (IP)X\rightarrow\operatorname{Im} L\) is invertible. We denote the inverse of that map by \(K_{p}\). If Ω is an open subset of X, the mapping N will be called Lcompact on Ω if \(QN(\bar{\Omega})\) is bounded and \(K_{p}(IQ)N: \bar{\Omega}\rightarrow X\) is compact. Since ImQ is isomorphic to KerL, there exists an isomorphism \(J:\operatorname{Im} Q\rightarrow\operatorname{Ker} L\). The following result is proved in [19].
Lemma 2.4
(Continuous theorem)
Let \(\Omega\subset X\) be an open bounded set, let L be a Fredholm mapping of index zero and N be Lcompact on \(\bar{\Omega}\). Assume

(1)
For each \(\lambda\in(0,1)\), every solution x of \(Lx=\lambda Nx\) is such that \(x\notin\partial\Omega\);

(2)
For each \(x\in\operatorname{Ker}L\cap\partial\Omega\), \(QNx\neq0\);

(3)
\(\operatorname{deg}(JQN,\operatorname{Ker}L\cap\Omega,0 )\neq0\).
Then \(Lx=Nx\) has at least one solution in \(\operatorname{dom}L\cap\bar{\Omega}\).
Main results
In this section, by means of the continuous theorem of coincidence degree theory, we investigate the existence of strictly positive \(\mathcal{AP}\) solution of Eq. (1.1). To do so, we take
where α and \(\alpha_{1}\) are given positive constants, and F is a given almost periodic function in sense of Bohr. Define \(X=X_{1}\oplus X_{2}\), \(Z=Z_{1}\oplus Z_{2}\) with the norm \(\\phi\=\max_{1\leq i\leq n}\sup_{t\in R}\phi_{i}(t)\), \(\phi=(\phi_{1}, \phi_{2},\ldots,\phi_{n})\in X\) or Z.
Lemma 3.1
X and Z are Banach spaces equipped with the norm \(\\cdot\\).
Proof
Firstly, we can easily obtain that X is a Banach space, hence we only need to prove that Z is a Banach space. If \(\{z_{k}=(z_{1k},\ldots, z_{nk})\}_{k}\subset Z_{1}\) converges to \(z=(z_{1},\ldots, z_{n})\) uniformly, it follows from the properties of \(\mathcal{AP}\) functions that \(z\in \mathcal{AP}(R, R^{n})\). Similar as [16], the fact \(\operatorname{mod}(z_{i})\subset\operatorname{mod}(F)\), \(\forall\lambda \in\Lambda_{z_{i}}\), \(\alpha_{1}>\lambda>\alpha\) can be obtained easily. Now, we assert that \(\sum_{j=1}^{\infty} a(\lambda_{j},z_{i})<+\infty\), \(i=1,\ldots, n\). If not, \(\forall M>0\), \(\exists m>0\) and \(\bar{i}\) such that
Since \(\{z_{k}\}\) is a Cauchy sequence, for \(1/2^{m}\), ∃K such that for any \(\bar{m}, \bar{n}>K\),
Since \(z_{k}\) converges to z uniformly,
Since \(n_{1},n_{2},\ldots,n_{m}>K\), from (3.2)
The arbitrariness of M leads to a contradiction, so the assertion holds. Therefore, \(Z_{1}\) is a Banach space. Similarly, we can obtain that Z is a Banach space. The proof is complete. □
Lemma 3.2
Let
then L is a Fredholm mapping of index zero.
Proof
Obviously, \(\operatorname{Ker}L=X_{2}\). We prove \(\operatorname {Im}L=Z_{1}\). Firstly, for any \(\varphi_{1}+\varphi_{2}=\varphi\in\operatorname{Im}L\subset Z\), \(\varphi _{1}\in Z_{1}\), \(\varphi_{2}\in Z_{2}\), since \(\int_{0}^{t}\varphi(s)\,ds\in\operatorname{ap}(R,R^{n})\), that is, \(\int_{0}^{t}\varphi_{1}(s)\,ds+\int_{0}^{t}\varphi_{2}(s)\,ds\in \operatorname{ap}(R,R^{n})\). From [20] we know \(\int_{0}^{t}\varphi _{1}(s)\,ds\in \operatorname{ap}(R,R^{n})\), then \(\varphi_{2}=0\). Hence \(\varphi\in Z_{1}\), \(\operatorname{Im}L\subset Z_{1}\). Secondly, for any \(\varphi=(\varphi_{1},\varphi_{2},\ldots,\varphi_{n})\in Z_{1}\), without loss of generality, we suppose \(\varphi\neq0\). Since \(\int_{0}^{t}\varphi(s)\,ds\in\operatorname{ap}(R,R^{n})\), furthermore
then \(\int_{0}^{t}\varphi_{i}(s)\,dsm(\int_{0}^{t}\varphi_{i}(s)\,ds)\) is the primitive of \(\varphi_{i}\) in X, \(\varphi\in\operatorname{Im}L\). Therefore, \(Z_{1}\subset\operatorname{Im}L\). To sum up, \(Z_{1}=\operatorname{Im}L\). Besides, one can easily show that ImL is closed in Z
Therefore, L is a Fredholm mapping of index zero. □
Remark
If \(f\in\operatorname{ap}(R,R^{n})\) and \(\forall\lambda\in \Lambda_{f}\), \(\lambda>\alpha>0\), then f has an ap primitive function. It does not hold for an \(\mathcal{AP}\) function. From [20] we know that if \(f\in\mathcal{AP}(R,R^{n})\), \(\forall \lambda\in\Lambda_{f}\), \(\alpha_{1}>\lambda>\alpha>0\), \(\sum_{i=1}^{\infty} a(\lambda_{i},f)<+\infty\), then f has an \(\mathcal{AP}\) primitive function. That is the reason why in Lemma 3.1 we take \(Z_{1}\) like that.
Set
where
then we have the following.
Lemma 3.3
N is Lcompact on \(\bar{\Omega}\) (Ω is an open, bounded subset of X).
Proof
Firstly, it is easy to show that P and Q are continuous projectors such that
where I is an identity mapping. Hence \(L\operatorname{dom} L\cap\operatorname{Ker} P: (IP)X\rightarrow\operatorname{Im} L\) is invertible. We denote the inverse of that map by \(K_{p}\). \(K_{p}:\operatorname{Im}L\rightarrow\operatorname {Ker}P\cap \operatorname{Dom}L\) has the form
Thus,
where
Obviously, QN and \((IQ)N\) are continuous. In fact, \(K_{p}\) is also continuous. For any \(z=(z_{1},\ldots, z_{n})\in Z_{1}\) and for any \(1>\varepsilon>0\), let \(l(\varepsilon)\) denote the inclusion interval of \(T(F,\varepsilon)\). Suppose \(z=(z_{1},z_{2},\ldots,z_{n})\in Z_{1}=\operatorname{Im} L\), then \(\int_{0}^{t}z(s)\,ds\in\operatorname{ap}(R,R^{n})\). Since
and \(\operatorname{mod}(z_{i})\subset\operatorname{mod}(F)\), then \(\operatorname{mod}(\int_{0}^{t}z_{i}(s)\,ds)\subset \operatorname{mod}(F)\). Therefore, there exists \(0<\delta<\varepsilon\) such that \(T(F,\delta)\subset T(\int_{0}^{t}z_{i}(s)\,ds,\varepsilon)\). Let l be the inclusion interval of \(T(F,\delta)\), then \(l\geq l(\varepsilon)\). For any \(t\notin[0,l]\), there exists \(\xi\in T(F,\delta)\subset T(\int_{0}^{t}z_{i}(s)\,ds,\varepsilon)\) such that \(t+\xi\in[0,l]\). Hence, by the definition of almost periodic function, we have
Hence, we can conclude that \(K_{p}\) is continuous, and consequently, \(K_{p}(IQ)N\) is also continuous. In addition, we also have \(K_{p}(IQ)N\) is uniformly bounded in \(\bar{\Omega}\), \(QN(\bar{\Omega})\) is bounded and \(K_{p}(IQ)N\) is equicontinuous in \(\bar{\Omega}\). Since \((IQ)Nx\in Z_{1}=\operatorname{Im}L\) and \(\Lambda_{K_{p}(IQ)Nx}= \Lambda_{(IQ)Nx}\), \(\forall x\in\Omega\), then \(\operatorname{mod}(K_{p}(IQ)Nx)=\operatorname{mod}((IQ)Nx)\subset \operatorname{mod}(F)\). For any \(\varepsilon>0\), \(\exists\delta>0\) such that \(T(F,\delta)\subset T(K_{p}(IQ)Nx,\varepsilon)\), \(\forall x\in\Omega\), hence \(K_{p}(IQ)N\) is equialmost periodic in Ω, According to [21], we can conclude that \(\overline{K_{p}(IQ)N\bar{\Omega}}\) is compact, thus N is Lcompact on \(\bar{\Omega}\). □
Noticing Lemmas 3.13.3, for Eq. (1.1), we have the following result.
Theorem 3.4
If (A1) and (A2) are satisfied, \(m(\sum_{j=1}^{n}(a_{ij}(t)+ b_{ij}(t)+c_{ij}(t)\int_{\infty}^{t}k_{ij}(ts)\,ds))\neq0\), \(i=1,2,\ldots, n\), then Eq. (1.1) has at least one strictly positive almost periodic solution.
Proof
From the analysis above, we know that in order to prove the existence of strictly positive \(\mathcal{AP}\) solution of Eq. (1.1), we only need to investigate the existence of ap solution of Eq. (2.2).
Define the isomorphism \(J: \operatorname{Im} Q\rightarrow\operatorname {Ker} L\) as an identity mapping. We search for an appropriate bounded open subset Ω for the application of Lemma 2.4. Corresponding to the operator equation \(Lx=\lambda Nx\), \(\lambda\in(0,1)\), we have
If \(x\in X\) is a solution of system (3.5), taking the limit mean for system (3.5), we obtain
then
Thus, there exists at least one \(t^{\ast}\in R\) such that
Since \(Lx\in Z_{1}\), by a similar argument as in Lemma 3.3 we can derive that
Take \(\bar{\tau}\in[l,2l]\cap T(F,\delta)\subset T(\int^{t}_{0}x'_{i}(s)\,ds, \varepsilon)\), then
Integrating system (3.5) over the interval \([t^{\ast},t^{\ast}+\bar{\tau}]\), we obtain
Consequently,
Combining (3.6)(3.8), we obtain
where
Take \(\Omega=\{x\in X, \x\\leq M_{1}+2 \}\), then it is clear that Ω verifies all the requirements in Lemma 2.4, hence Eq. (2.2) has at least one almost periodic solution in Ω and the proof is complete. □
Remark
In this paper, we investigate the existence of almost periodic solution of Eq. (1.1) in terms of the continuous theorem of coincidence degree theory. The novelty of this paper is not only the method but also the results. In fact, if \(d_{ik}=0\), \(c_{ij}=0\), \(i=j=1\), Eq. (1.1) can be rewritten as
Paper [6] obtains the existence of almost periodic solution of the above equation based on the assumptions \(m(a(t)+b(t))\neq0\). Obviously, our results generalize previous results obtained in paper [6].
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The authors would like to thank the Editor and the referees for their constructive suggestions on improving the presentation of the paper. This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (3102014JCQ01087), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31300310).
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Wang, L., Zhang, H. Almost periodic solution of an impulsive multispecies logarithmic population model. Adv Differ Equ 2015, 96 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s136620150393y
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Keywords
 coincidence degree theory
 almost periodicity
 impulsive multispecies logarithmic population model