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Technical Report 112


In the study of comparison theorems and extremal solutions for systems of ordinary differential equations [5], one usually imposes a condition on the right hand side known as quasi-monotone nondecreasing property. This property. is also needed in proving comparison theorems for second order, boundary value problems [9] as well as for the initial boundary value problem for parabolic systems [5, 6]. Also, it is well known that in the .method of vector Lyapunov functions which provides an effective tool to investigate the stability of Large Scale Systems [1-4], an unpleasant drawback is the requirement of the quasi-monotone property for the comparison systems. In systems which represent physical situations, we rather often find that this property is not satisfied.


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