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Singularities in Non-Smooth Dynamical Systems

Grant number: 08/07337-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2009
Effective date (End): June 30, 2009
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics - Geometry and Topology
Principal Investigator:Paulo Ricardo da Silva
Grantee:Rodrigo César Marini
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:07/06896-5 - Geometry of control, dynamical and stochastic systems, AP.TEM


We will describe some qualitative and geometricaspects of non-smooth dynamical systems theory around typical singularities. We will establish a interaction between non-smooth systems and the geometric singular perturbation theory. Such systems are represented by discontinuous vector fields where its discontinuity set is a codimension one algebraic variety. By means of a regularization process proceeded by a blow-up technique we are able to bring out some results that bridge the space between discontinuous systems and singularly perturbed smooth systems.

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