# Why bounded ode solution tends to a constant

• August 6th 2011, 08:07 PM
Why bounded ode solution tends to a constant
Dear all, consider now a solution
$x(t):\ [0,\infty)\to R$
to an ode
$x'=f(x)$
If $x(t)$ is bounded. Show $\lim_{t\to\infty}x(t)=c$
for some constant $c$
• August 7th 2011, 03:07 AM
chisigma
Re: Why bounded ode solution tends to a constant
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Dear all, consider now a solution
$x(t):\ [0,\infty)\to R$
to an ode
$x'=f(x)$
If $x(t)$ is bounded. Show $\lim_{t\to\infty}x(t)=c$
for some constant $c$

A counterxample: $x(t)= \sin t$ is bounded and obeys to ODE $x^{'}= \sqrt{1-x^{2}}$ , but the $\lim_{t \rightarrow \infty} x(t)$ doesn't exsist...

Kind regards

$\chi$ $\sigma$
• August 7th 2011, 11:04 AM
FernandoRevilla
Re: Why bounded ode solution tends to a constant
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Dear all, consider now a solution $x(t):\ [0,\infty)\to R$ to an ode $x'=f(x)$ . If $x(t)$ is bounded. Show $\lim_{t\to\infty}x(t)=c$ for some constant $c$