Construction of a contraction metric by meshless collocation

Giesl, Peter and Wendland, Holger (2018) Construction of a contraction metric by meshless collocation. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B. ISSN 1531-3492 (Accepted)

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A contraction metric for an autonomous ordinary differential equation is a Riemannian metric such that the distance between adjacent solutions contracts over time. A contraction metric can be used to determine the basin of attraction of an equilibrium and it is robust to small perturbations of the system, including those varying the position of the equilibrium. The contraction metric is described by a matrix-valued function M(x) such that M(x) is positive definite and F(M)(x) is negative definite, where F denotes a certain first-order differential operator. In this paper, we show existence, uniqueness and continuous dependence on the right-hand side of the matrix-valued partial differential equation F(M)(x) = −C(x). We then use a construction method based on meshless collocation, developed in the companion paper [12], to approximate the solution of the matrix-valued PDE. In this paper, we justify error estimates showing that the approximate solution itself is a contraction metric. The method is applied to several examples.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Research Centres and Groups: Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Depositing User: Jodie Bacon
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 09:15
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 09:15

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