Advances in Difference Equations
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 651747, 5 pages
A Note on the Periodicity of the Lyness Max Equation
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Selcuk University, 42099 Konya, Turkey
Received 24 October 2007; Accepted 21 December 2007
Academic Editor: Elena Braverman
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We investigate the periodic nature of solutions of
a “max-type” difference equation sometimes referred to as the “Lyness max”
equation. The equation we consider is where is a positive real parameter, , and such that and are positive rational numbers. The results in this paper
answer the Open Problem of Grove and Ladas (2005).