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Population models with delays

  • Mimmo Iannelli
  • Andrea Pugliese
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Abstract

The possibility that events, lost in the past, still influence our lives, is an evocative notion, strongly inspiring literature, at least. The character of the tale by Italo Calvino, quoted in the foreword, is in fact obsessed by some event happened millions of years before, within an hallucinatory mixture of space and time. However, the need of including the influence of past effects in the description of natural phenomena was explicitly recognized by Vito Volterra in a lecture in 1912 ([8]), where we read 2:

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Periodic Solution Hopf Bifurcation Scramble Competition Renewal Equation Fading Memory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mimmo Iannelli
    • 1
  • Andrea Pugliese
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TrentoItaly

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