We study the periodic solutions of the non–autonomous periodic Lyness’ recurrence un+2 = (an +un+1)=un, where fangn is a cycle with positive values a,b and with positive initial conditions. Among other methodological issues we give an outline of the proof of the following results: (1) If (a;b) 6= (1;1), then there exists a value p0(a;b) such that for any p > p0(a;b) there exist continua of initial conditions giving rise to 2p–periodic sequences. (2) The set of minimal periods arising when (a;b) 2 (0;¥) 2 and positive initial conditions are considered, contains all the even numbers except 4, 6, 8, 12 and 20. If a 6= b, then it does not appear any odd period, except 1.
CitationBastien, G.; Mañosa, V.; Rogalski, M. "On the set of periods of the 2-periodic Lyness’ Equation". 2013.
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