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4. Recal l that, in the cobwe bbing plane. 3, the repro ductio n curve f(x) = ax/(b b. 3. Two cases are consid x conve rges then b, > a if and b < a if 1 ates x 1 conve rge mono tonica lly to zero a < b. when brium equili ve positi a exist mono tonica lly to x. There does not 2 is sketch ed for x > 0. 4, the reprod uction curve l that if 0 < r < 3/4, Two cases are considered, 0 < r < 3/4 and r > 3/4. ;)/2 is locally t in the cobwebbing and if r > 3/4 it is unstable. 3. This latter example [Figur d.

A1 .... 0 1 the Jacobian matri x J evaluis locally asym ptotic ally stable if the eigenvalues of ated at the equil ibrium satisfy )A;I < 1 iff ITr(J)I < 1 + det(J ) < 2. 19) se /A;/ < 1 and the eigenvalues are complex conjugates. Then 2 Case 2 Sup~o r < 48. 20) det(J ), Tr(J) < -1 - det(J ), or det(J ) > 1. 2 _ r ± . 19) holds and magn itude less than one. tic equat ion of the Deno te r = Tr(J) and 8 = det(J ). Then the characteris Jacobian matrix J is 2 p(A) = A - rA + 8 = 0.

O a) 0 < a :::; oo. Then x is said to be globally att:acti_ve if where f · , a . , ' . = x The equilibrium x 1s smd to for all initial conditions Xo E (0, a), hm1 ..... oo Xi · . d if - · 1 cally stable be globally asymptotically stable if xis globally attractive an xis o . 12) satisfies (i), (ii), and 0 < f(x) < x for all x E (0, a), then the origin is globally asymptotically stable. Proof The result follows by noticing that 0 < f' (x 0 ) < · · · < /2(x 0 ) < f(x 0 ) < x 0 for x 0 E (0, a). The sequence {f(x0 )}~ 0 is monotone decreasing and bounded below by zero.