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Title: Multidelay Differential Equations: A Taylor Expansion Approach
It is already well-understood that many delay differential equations with only a single constant delay exhibit a change in stability according to the value of the delay in relation to a critical delay value. Finding a formula for the critical delay is important to understanding the dynamics of delayed systems and is often simple to obtain when the system only has a single constant delay. However, if we consider a system with multiple constant delays, there is no known way to obtain such a formula that determines for what values of the delays a change in stability occurs. In this paper, we present some single-delay approximations to a multidelay system obtained via a Taylor expansion as well as formulas for their critical delays which are used to approximate where the change in stability occurs in the multidelay system. We determine when our approximations perform well and we give extra analytical and numerical attention to the two-delay and three-delay settings.
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International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
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