Twice degenerate equations in the space of vector-valued functions
- Kloeden, Peter E.
- Krasnosel´skii, Alexander M.
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
- 47H11 47H30
- index at infinity, asymptotically linear and asymptotically homogeneous vector fields, periodic problems, system of two nonlinear first-order ODE, nonlinear second-order ODE
New results are suggested which allow to calculate an index at infinity for asymptotically linear and asymptotically homogeneous vector fields in spaces of vector-valued functions. The case is considered where both linear approximation at infinity and "linear + homogeneous" approximation are degenerate. Applications are given to the 2π-periodic problem for a system of two nonlinear first order ODE's and to the two-point BVP for a system of two nonlinear second order ODE's.