In this chapter, by researching the algorithm of the formal series, and deducing the recursion formula of computing the nondegenerate and degenerate singular point quantities on center manifold, we investigate the Hopf bifurcation of high‐dimensional nonlinear dynamic systems. And more as applications, the singular point quantities for two classes of typical three‐ or four‐dimensional polynomial systems are obtained, the corresponding multiple limit cycles or Hopf cyclicity restricted to the center manifold are discussed.
- high‐dimensional system
- center manifold
- Hopf bifurcation
- singular point quantities
This chapter is concerned with Hopf bifurcation restricted to the center manifold from the equilibrium for three‐, four‐, and more higher‐dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems.
Let us first consider the generic real systems which take the form
where , , and is sufficiently smooth with , . Then the origin is an equilibrium. For dynamical analysis of systems (1), it is very important to discuss the asymptotic behavior and the existence of periodic orbits at the origin. When the Jacobi matrix has an eigenvalue with zero real part, the phase portraits in the vicinity of the origin is not easy to be determined. In particular, a system (1) has the following form
where with and are constant matrices, and , are functions with
Suppose that has critical eigenvalues (i.e., eigenvalues with Re = 0) and all eigenvalues of satisfy Re . According to the Center Manifold Theorem (see, e.g., [1, 2]), there exists a (local) center manifold with and system (2) is topologically equivalent near to the system
The first equation in Eq. (3) is called the restriction of system (2) to its center manifold at the origin. The local center manifold, which is tangent to the ‐plane (hyperplane) at the origin and which contains all the recurrent behavior of system (2) in a neighborhood of the origin, since the second equation in (3) is linear and has exponentially decaying solutions (see, e.g., ). Thus, the dynamics of Eq. (2) near a nonhyperbolic equilibrium are determined by this restriction. Generally, the local center manifold is not necessarily unique, but if the origin is a center restricted to a local center manifold for system (2), then the center manifold is unique and analytic, which is presented by the Lyapunov Center Theorem proved in Ref. .
If has a simple pair of purely imaginary eigenvalues (), system (1) undergoes a Hopf bifurcation or multiple Hopf bifurcation in a neighborhood of the origin on the local center manifold under proper perturbations of parameters. The computation of focal values (Lyapunov coefficients) plays an important role in the study of small‐amplitude limit cycles appearing in these bifurcations (see [5–14] and references therein). The projection method was used for computing the first and the second focal values (see ), and a perturbation technique based on multiple time scales was used for computing focal values (see ). For a class of three‐dimensional systems, the formal series method was presented with a recursive formula for computing singular point quantities (see ), here the theory and methodology described in Refs. [16, 17] can be applied to ‐dimensional systems, where .
If has some zero eigenvalues for system (1), the Hopf bifurcation problem at the origin on the local center manifold becomes generally more difficult in comparison to the nondegenerate case. Take the degenerate singular point with a zero linear part in planar system, for example, the investigation of Hopf bifurcation from the equilibrium has to involve detecting the monodromy and distinguishing between a center and a focus [18, 19]. For that matter, several available approaches and corresponding results can be seen in [18–25], and one can easily find that the results on the bifurcation of limit cycles are very less. Remarkably, the author of reference  in 2001 gave the formal series method of calculating the singular point quantities of the degenerate critical point, which made it possible to investigate multiple Hopf bifurcation of higher degree polynomial systems [27, 28]. Here we extend its application to the local center manifold of more higher‐dimensional system.
2. Case of the nondegenerate singular point
In this section, we consider Hopf bifurcation from the nondegenerate origin of system (1) restricted to the center manifold, in which the Jacobian matrix has a pair of pure imaginary eigenvalues and its other eigenvalues are all negative. As the particular case, for planar systems there exist some good computer algebra procedure to calculate the focal values (see survey article , monograph , and references therein), here the formal series method of computing singular point quantities on the local center manifold for high‐dimensional system originated from the work of [31–33] in planar systems.
2.1. The formal series method of computing nondegenerate singular point quantities on center manifold
Considering the Jacobian matrix at the origin of system (1) has a pair of purely imaginary eigenvalues and a negative one, then by certain nondegenerate transformation, the system (1) can be changed into the following system:
where and .
Here, we recall first the calculation method of the singular point quantities on center manifold for the above real three‐dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems. By means of transformation
system (4) is also transformed into the following complex system:
where , the systems (4) and (6) are called concomitant.
Based on the previous work in Ref. , we have developed the calculation method of the focal values on the center manifold for real four‐dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems in Ref. . In fact, here Theorem 1 can be generalized in the ‐dimensional real systems as follows
where , h.o.t denotes the terms in with orders greater than or equal to 2, and all .
By means of transformation of Eq. (5), system (10) can be transformed into the following complex system
where the subscript “” denotes “”, , and , all , , we call that system (10) and system (11) are concomitant.
2.2. An example of four‐dimensional system
Recently, the study of chaos has become a hot research topic, and the attention of many researchers is turning to 4D systems from 3D dynamical systems, for example, the authors of Ref.  investigated Hopf bifurcation of a 4D‐hyoerchaotic system by applying the normal form theory in 2012, but its multiple Hopf bifurcation on the center manifold have not been considered. Here, we will investigate the system further by computing the singular point quantities of its equilibrium point, which takes the following form
where . Obviously, system (14) has only one isolated equilibrium: when . Therefore, we only need to consider . The Jacobian matrix of system (14) at is
with the characteristic equation:
To guarantee that has a pair of purely imaginary eigenvalues and two negative real eigenvalues , we let its characteristic equation take the form
Thus, we obtain the critical condition of Hopf bifurcation at :
where , namely, . Under the conditions (16), one can find a nondegenerate matrix
Namely, we can use the nondegenerate transformation and the time rescaling: to make the system (14) become the following same form as the complex system (11) with :
where , , and all except the following coefficients
where denotes the conjugate complex number of .
According to Theorem 3, we obtain the recursive formulas of and .
By applying the above formulas in the Mathematica symbolic computation system, we figure out easily the first two singular point quantities of the origin of system (18):
and the above expression of is obtained under the condition of .
From Remark 1 and the singular point quantities (21), we have
Considering its Hopf bifurcation form of Theorem 6, we have the following:
The rigorous proof of the above theorem is very similar to the previous ones in [14, 16], namely, by calculating the Jacobian determinant with respect to the functions and its variables, which will not be given here.
3. Case of the degenerate singular point
Up till now, study on bifurcation of limit cycles from the degenerate singularity of higher dimensional nonlinear systems (1) is hardly seen in published references. Here, we will investigate the Hopf bifurcation problem from the high‐order critical point on the center manifold.
3.1. The formal series method of computing degenerate singular point quantities on center manifold
Let us consider the real ‐dimensional systems with two zero eigenvalues and zero linear part as follows
where the subscript “” denotes “”, , and , all , , . Obviously, the origin of system (23) is a high‐order degenerate singular point with two zero eigenvalues and negative ones.
In order to discuss the calculation method of the focal values on center manifold of the system (23), from the center manifold theorem , we take an approximation to the center manifold:
where , is a quadratic homogeneous polynomial vector in and , and
where are homogeneous polynomials of degree , and the origin is degenerate with a zero linear part.
By means of transformation (5)
system (25) is transformed into following system:
where are complex variables and for any positive integer , we have , then systems (25) and (26) are called concomitant.
For any positive integer , we denote
a homogeneous polynomial of degree with .
Similar to Theorem 2, there also exists a equivalence between the th singular point quantity and the th focal value at the origin on center manifold of system (23).
3.2. An example of three‐dimensional system
Now we consider an example for system (23) with , it can be put in its concomitant form as follows
namely, . Then for the center manifold of system (30), from the transformation (5), we can determine the formal expression (24): , thus obtain
where is a homogeneous polynomial in of degree and
Hence, and in system (32) are two polynomials with degree 9.
Applying the powerful symbolic computation function of the Mathematica system and the recursive formulas in Theorem 10, and from Remark 5, we obtain the first three singular point quantities as follows
In the above expression of each , we have already let .
Now we consider Hopf bifurcation of limit cycles from the origin for perturbed system (30).
Considering the conditions (37) of Theorem 12 and substituting the group of critical values of Eq. (38) into Eq. (39), we obtain . Thus, we take some appropriate perturbations for the coefficients of system (32) to make the following two conditions:
hold, one must obtain that the succession function on the center manifold has three small real positive roots, just the system (30) has at least three limit cycles in the neighborhood of the origin. We can refer to references [16, 26, 27] for more details about the construction of limit cycles.
4. Conclusion and discussion
The two classes of methods for computing the nondegenerate and degenerate singular point quantities on center manifold of the three‐, four‐, and more higher dimensional polynomial systems are discussed here, and more as the applications of them, the multiple limit cycles or Hopf cyclicity of two typical nonlinear dynamic systems restricted to the corresponding center manifolds are investigated.
This work was supported by Natural Science Foundation of China grants (11461021, 11261013), Nature Science Foundation of Guangxi (2015GXNSFAA139011), Research Foundation of Hezhou University (No.HZUBS201302), and Guangxi Education Department Key Laboratory of Symbolic Computation and Engineering Data Processing.