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Мухитдинов Р. Т. On a class of quasi-Volterra quadratic stochastic operators // Молодой ученый. — 2016. — №12. — С. 47-48.

In [1] the notion of a quadratic stochastic operator was introduced. Such operators arise in problems of mathematical biology and mathematical genetics [1–7]. Let

be the -dimensional simplex.

A map from into itself is called a quadratic stochastic operator (shortly QSO) if


for any , where


Assume that is the trajectory of the initial point ,where for all , with .

A point is called a fixed point of a QSO if .

A QSO is called regular if for any initial point , the limit exists. Note that the limit point is a fixed point of a QSO. Thus, the fixed points of a QSO describe limit or long run behavior of the trajectories for any initial point.

In [7], Zakharevich proved that this conjecture is false in general. The biological treatment of non-ergodicity of a QSO is the following: in a long run the behavior of the distributions of species is chaotic, i.e. it is unpredictable. Note that a regular QSO is ergodic, but in general from ergodicity does not follow regularity.

Let the set be the interior of and be the set of limit points of the trajectory .

A quadratic stochastic operator is called Volterra if for any .

The biological treatment of such operators is rather clear: the offspring repeats one of its parents. Recall the definition of quasi-Volterra operator following [2].

Definition [2]. A quadratic stochastic operator (1), (2) is said to be a quasi-Volterra operator if only one coefficient is non-zero when and all others are zero.

All quasi-Volterra QSOs defined on two-dimensional simplex can be divided into two types.

Without lost of generality we may assume then an arbitrary quasi-Volterra operator of first type has the following representation:


Similarly without lost of generality we may assume then an arbitrary quasi-Volterra operator of second type has the following representation:


In [2] the sets of fixed points of the quasi-Volterra operators (3) and (4) are described and for some special classes of first and second type quasi-Volterra operators it was proven that ergodic hypotheses true.

Let us consider the following quasi-Volterra quadratic stochastic operator


where and .

In general, the main problem of the study of the asymptotic behavior of a quasi-Volterra QSO is also a difficult problem, which remains open, even in the two-dimensional simplex case. Below we consider the case .

It is easy to check that i) the quasi-Volterra QSO (5) is first type and ii) the quasi-Volterra QSO (5) doesn't coincide with quasi-Volterra QSOs which were studied in [2].

Theorem: Let .

i) If then for any initial point the trajectory of quasi-Volterra QSO (5) converges to vertex ;

ii) If then for any initial point the trajectory of quasi-Volterra QSO (5) converges to vertex ;

iii) If then for any initial point .

Corollary: Assume conditions of items i), ii) of Theorem are satisfied, then a quasi-Volterra QSO (5) is regular operator and it is an ergodic transformation.


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