# Rational first integrals of the Liénard equations: The solution to the Poincaré problem for the Liénard equations

Date:
13.05.19
Times:
15:30
Place:
UAB - Dept. Matemàtiques (C1/-128)
Speaker:
Jaume Llibre
University:
UAB

Abstract

Poincaré in 1891 asked about the necessary and sufficient conditions in order to characterize when a polynomial differential system in the plane has a rational first integral. Here we solve this question for the class of Liénard differential equations $x" + f(x)x'+ x = 0$, being $f(x)$ a polynomial of arbitrary degree. As far as we know it is the first time that all rational first integrals of a relevant class of polynomial differential equations of arbitrary degree has been classified.

This work has been done in collaboration with C. Pessoa and J. Donizetti