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December  2017, 37(12): 6123-6138. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2017263

Periodic and almost periodic oscillations in a delay differential equation system with time-varying coefficients

a. 

College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, China

b. 

School of Information Engineering, Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

* Corresponding author: Xiao Wang

Received  October 2016 Revised  July 2017 Published  August 2017

It is extremely difficult to establish the existence of almost periodic solutions for delay differential equations via methods that need the compactness conditions such as Schauder's fixed point theorem. To overcome this difficulty, in this paper, we employ a novel technique to construct a contraction mapping, which enables us to establish the existence of almost periodic solution for a delay differential equation system with time-varying coefficients. When the system's coefficients are periodic, coincide degree theory is used to establish the existence of periodic solutions. Global stability results are also obtained by the method of Liapunov functionals.

Citation: Xiao Wang, Zhaohui Yang, Xiongwei Liu. Periodic and almost periodic oscillations in a delay differential equation system with time-varying coefficients. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2017, 37 (12) : 6123-6138. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2017263
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G. Abramson, S. Goncalves and M. F. C. Gomes, Epidemic oscillations: Interaction between delays and seasonality, arXiv preprint, arXiv: 1303.3779, 2013-arxiv.org Google Scholar

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F. Cordova-LepeG. RobledoM. Pinto and E. Gonzalez-Olivares, Modeling pulse infectious events irrupting into a controlled context: A SIS disease with almost periodic parameters, Appl. Math. Model., 36 (2012), 1323-1337.  doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2011.07.085.  Google Scholar

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K. Gopalsamy, Stability and Oscillations in Delay Differential Equations of Population Dynamics, Kluwer Academic Press, Boston, 1992. doi: 10.1007/978-94-015-7920-9.  Google Scholar

[14]

K. Gopalsamy and P. Weng, Global attractivity and level crossing in model of Hematopoiesis, Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, 22 (1994), 341-360.   Google Scholar

[15]

J. K. Hale and S. M. Verduyn Lunel, Introduction to Functional Differential Equations, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1993. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4612-4342-7.  Google Scholar

[16]

C. Y. He, Almost periodic differential equations(In Chinese), Higher Education Press, Beijing, 1992. Google Scholar

[17]

Y. H. HsiehP. van den Driessche and L. Wang, Impact of travel between patches for spatial spread of disease, Bull. Math. Biol., 69 (2007), 1355-1375.  doi: 10.1007/s11538-006-9169-6.  Google Scholar

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L. LiY. Bai and Z. Jin, Periodic solutions of an epidemic model with saturated treatment, Nonlinear Dyn., 76 (2014), 1099-1108.  doi: 10.1007/s11071-013-1193-0.  Google Scholar

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L. StoneR. Olinky and A. Huppert, Seasonal dynamics of recurrent epidemics, Nature, 446 (2007), 533-536.  doi: 10.1038/nature05638.  Google Scholar

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The National Migrant Workers Monitoring Report, 2017, http://www.stats.gov.cn/. Google Scholar

[26]

B. Wang and X. Zhao, Basic reproduction ratios for almost periodic compartmental epidemic models, J Dyn. Diff. Equat., 25 (2013), 535-562.  doi: 10.1007/s10884-013-9304-7.  Google Scholar

[27]

L. Wang and X. Wang, Influence of temporary migration on the transmission of infectious diseases in a migrants' home village, J. Theoret. Biol., 300 (2012), 100-109.  doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.004.  Google Scholar

[28]

X. Wang and H. Zhang, A new approach to the existence, nonexistence and uniqueness of positive almost periodic solution for a model of Hematopoiesis, Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, 11 (2010), 60-66.  doi: 10.1016/j.nonrwa.2008.10.015.  Google Scholar

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M. E. Wilson, Travel and the emergence of infectious diseases, Emerg. Infect. Dis., 3 (1996), 51-66.  doi: 10.1300/J096v03n01_05.  Google Scholar

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Y. Xiao, J. C. Beier, R. S. Cantrell, C. Cosner, L. D. DeAngelis and S. Ruan, Modelling the effects of seasonality and socioeconomic impact on the transmission of rift valley fever virus, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (2015), e3388. doi: 10.1371/journal. pntd. 0003388.  Google Scholar

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R. XuD. C. Ekiert1J. C. KrauseR. HaiJ. E. Crowe Jr and I. A. Wilson, Structural basis of preexisting immunity to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus, Science, 328 (2010), 357-360.  doi: 10.1126/science.1186430.  Google Scholar

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Figure 1.  Distributions of holidays in China for the period of 2012-2016.
Figure 2.  Numerical solutions of (1.2) with $\lambda_0=0.5$, $\lambda_1=0.2$, $\beta_0=0.0003$, $\beta_1=0.01$, $m_0=0.4$, $m_1=0.01$, $\omega_1=\frac{\pi}{3.2}$, $\omega_2=1$, $\mu_S=\mu_R=\frac{1}{72}$, $\gamma=0.05$, $\delta=\frac{1}{50}$, $\tau=0.78$, $p=\frac{2\tau}{100+2\tau}$. Three sets of initial conditions IV1, IV2 and IV3 are used
Figure 3.  Numerical solutions of (1.2) with the same parameter values as in Figure 2 except that $\lambda_0=1.5$ and $m_1=0.2$
Figure 4.  The numerical solution to system (1.2) with $\lambda_0=0.5$, $\lambda_1=0.2$, $\beta_0=0.001$, $\beta_1=0.01$, $m_0=0.4$, $m_1=0.2, $ $\omega_1=1$, $\omega_2=0$, $\mu_S=\mu_R=\frac{1}{72}$, $\gamma=0.05$, $\delta=\frac{1}{50}$, $\tau=0.78$ and $p=\frac{2\tau}{100+2\tau}$ and the initial conditions as $I(0)=2$, $S(\theta)=5(1+0.1\cos(\omega_1\theta))$ and $R(\theta)=1$ for $\theta\in[-\tau, 0]$
Figure 5.  Numerical solutions of (1.2) with $\lambda_0=0.5$, $\lambda_1=0.2$, $\beta_0=0.001$, $\beta_1=0.01$, $m_0=0.3$, $m_1=0.3$, $\omega_1=1$, $\omega_2=0$, $\mu_S=\mu_R=\frac{1}{72}$, $\gamma=0.05$, $\delta=\frac{1}{50}$, $\tau=0.78$ and $p=\frac{2\tau}{100+2\tau}$
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