1. CJM Online first
2. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 497)
3. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 338)
 Rousseau, C.; Toni, B.

Local bifurcations of critical periods in the reduced Kukles system
In this paper, we study the local bifurcations of critical periods
in the neighborhood of a nondegenerate centre of the reduced Kukles
system. We find at the same time the isochronous systems. We show
that at most three local critical periods bifurcate from the
ChristopherLloyd centres of finite order, at most
two from the linear isochrone and at most one critical period from the
nonlinear isochrone. Moreover, in all cases, there exist
perturbations which lead to the maximum number of critical
periods. We determine the isochrones, using the method of Darboux:
the linearizing transformation of an isochrone is derived from the
expression of the first integral.
Our approach is a combination of computational algebraic techniques
(Gr\"obner bases, theory of the resultant, Sturm's algorithm), the
theory of ideals of noetherian rings and the transversality theory
of algebraic curves.
Categories:34C25, 58F14 
