Complex Time-Delay Systems pp 263-296

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Stability and Hopf Bifurcation for a First-Order Delay Differential Equation with Distributed Delay



This class of equations is widely used in many research fields—it can be obtained through the linearization of different nonlinear problems (see, for example, Sect. 8.5)—such as automatic, economic, and, for our purpose, in biological modeling because it can be associated with problems in which it is important to take into account some history of the state variable (e.g., gestation period, cell cycle durations, or incubation time [23, 35]).


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  1. 1.Université de Lyon; Université Lyon 1, CNRS UMR5208 Institut Camille JordanVilleurbanne-CedexFrance

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