Normally Elliptic Singular Perturbations and persistence of homoclinic orbits

CDSNS Colloquium
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 169
Georgia Tech
We consider a dynamical system, possibly infinite dimensional or non-autonomous, with fast and slow time scales which is oscillatory with high frequencies in the fast directions. We first derive and justify the limit system of the slow variables. Assuming a steady state persists, we construct the stable, unstable, center-stable, center-unstable, and center manifolds of the steady state of a size of order $O(1)$ and give their leading order approximations. Finally, using these tools, we study the persistence of homoclinic solutions in this type of normally elliptic singular perturbation problems.