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10 can be applied to determine whether the equilibrium is locally asymptotically stable, Tr(J) = 2 - bR0 2: 1 det(J) = 1 - bR0 + {3b(l - Ro) . 10 are 2 - bR0 < 2 - bR 0 + {3b( 1 - ~J < 2, which simplify to 0 < (3b ( 1 - ~J < bRo. The preceding inequalities are satisfied because Ro > 1 > {3(1 - 1/Ro)· Thus, the endemic equilibrium exists and is locally asymptotically stable if 2 - bR 0 2: 0 and Ro > 1. Equivalently, when 1 < Ro ::o; 2/b, the endemic equilibrium is locally asymptotically stable. When Ro > 1 and the above conditions are not satisfied, the endemic equilibrium may be stable or unstable; also, periodic or chaotic solutions may exist.

The limits z1 and z2 are fixed points 2 1 1 off; ~)~ycl~s. X, so z1 = Example 2. l l z2 = x. D Case. 2 Xo E (0, xM). ) If for some to, fto(x) Y lXof 1o+ > 1(XM·) o E [XM,' x_] , 'h t en by Case converges to the equilibrium x If f o( ) - then there exists . x 'such that Xo f(x) = 1 ( ) d Xo > x, _ = ft+to(x ) 1 0 xo an x E xM, x], then by Case 1' ft(x) ox. X, a). Thenx1 = f(xo) < x' so either Case 1or2 apply. 8 for a > b > 0. This theorem provides another method to show that x = a - b is globally asymptotically stable.

O a) 0 < a :::; oo. Then x is said to be globally att:acti_ve if where f · , a . , ' . = x The equilibrium x 1s smd to for all initial conditions Xo E (0, a), hm1 ..... oo Xi · . d if - · 1 cally stable be globally asymptotically stable if xis globally attractive an xis o . 12) satisfies (i), (ii), and 0 < f(x) < x for all x E (0, a), then the origin is globally asymptotically stable. Proof The result follows by noticing that 0 < f' (x 0 ) < · · · < /2(x 0 ) < f(x 0 ) < x 0 for x 0 E (0, a). The sequence {f(x0 )}~ 0 is monotone decreasing and bounded below by zero.