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Title: Asymptotic behaviour of the solution of a functional-differential equation
Authors: Tripp, CE
Issue Date: 1984
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: Maths Technical Papers (Brunel University). January 1984, pp 1-15
Series/Report no.: ;TR/1/84
Abstract: The asymptotic behaviour as t→∞ of the solution of the functional- differential equation y'(t) = -y(t/k), with y(0) = 1 and k > 1 , is derived from an integral representation by the method of steepest descents. It is shown that the solution oscillates (that is, has arbitrarily large zeros), that the amplitude of the oscillations growsfasterthan any polynomialbut slower thananyexponential, and that the ratios of successive zeros of the solution decrease to the limiting value k.
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Mathematical Sciences

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