Existence and asymptotic behavior of solutions to first and second order difference eqautions with periodic forcing

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Behzad Djafari Rouhani & Hadi Khatibzadeh (2012) Existence and asymptotic behaviour of solutions to first- and second-order difference equations with periodic forcing, Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, 18:9, 1593-1606, DOI: 10.1080/10236198.2012.658049


By using previous results of Djafari Rouhani for non-expansive sequences in Refs (Djafari Rouhani, Ergodic theorems for nonexpansive sequences in Hilbert spaces and related problems, Ph.D. Thesis, Yale University, Part I (1981), pp. 1–76; Djafari Rouhani, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 147 (1990), pp. 465–476; Djafari Rouhani, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 151 (1990), pp. 226–235), we study the existence and asymptotic behaviour of solutions to first-order as well as second-order difference equations of monotone type with periodic forcing. In the first-order case, our result extends to general maximal monotone operators, the discrete analogue of a result of Baillon and Haraux (Rat. Mech. Anal. 67 (1977), 101–109) proved for subdifferential operators. In the second-order case, our results extend among other things, previous results of Apreutesei (J. Math. Anal. Appl. 288 (2003), 833–851) to the non-homogeneous case, and show the asymptotic convergence of every bounded solution to a periodic solution.