Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 124269, 12 pages
Research Article

The Robustness of Strong Stability of Positive Homogeneous Difference Equations

The Anh Bui1 and Dang Xuan Thanh Duong2

1Department of Mathematics, University of Pedagogy, 280 An Duong Vuong Street, HoChiMinh City 70000, Vietnam
2Department of Mathematics, Ton Duc Thang University, 98 Ngo Tat To Street, HoChiMinh City 70000, Vietnam

Received 24 October 2007; Revised 15 March 2008; Accepted 23 June 2008

Academic Editor: Patrick De Leenheer

Copyright © 2008 The Anh Bui and Dang Xuan Thanh Duong. 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 robustness of strong stability of the homogeneous difference equation via the concept of strong stability radii: complex, real and positive radii in this paper. We also show that in the case of positive systems, these radii coincide. Finally, a simple example is given.