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4. Monotone Dynamical Systems

  • Author(s): Hirsch, Morris W
  • Smith, Hal
  • et al.

This chapter surveys a restricted but useful class of dynamical systems, namely, those enjoying a comparisonprinciple with respect to a closed order relation on the state space.Such systems, variously called monotone, order-preserving orincreasing, occur in many biological, chemical, physical and economicmodels.

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