Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 47264, 10 pages
Research Article

On a Max-Type Difference Equation

I. Yalçinkaya,1 B. D. Iričanin,2 and C. Çinar1

1Mathematics Department, Faculty of Education, Selçuk University, 42090 Konya, Turkey
2Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73, 11000 Beograd, Serbia

Received 17 December 2007; Accepted 24 December 2007

Copyright © 2007 I. Yalçinkaya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We study the behaviour of the solutions of the following difference equation with the max operator: xn+1=max{1/xn,Axn1}, n0, where parameter A and initial values x1 and x0 are nonzero real numbers. In the most of the cases we determine the behaviour of the solutions in the terms of the initial values x1 and x0 and the parameter A.