Discontinuous Bifurcations of Periodic Solutions

R.I. Leine, D.H. Campen, van

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This paper discusses different aspects of bifurcations of periodic solutions in discontinuous systems. It is explained how jumps in the fundamental solution matrix leadto jumps of the Floquet multipliers of periodic solutions. A Floquet multiplier of a discontinuous system can jump through the unit circle causing a discontinuousbifurcation. Numerical examples show discontinuous fold and symmetry-breaking bifurcations. The discontinuous fold bifurcation can connect stable branches tobranches with infinitely unstable periodic solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-273
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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