Opuscula Math. 37, no. 6 (2017), 795-819
The second Cushing-Henson conjecture for the Beverton-Holt q-difference equation
Sabrina H. Streipert
Abstract. In this paper, we study the second Cushing-Henson conjecture for the Beverton-Holt difference equation with periodic inherent growth rate and periodic carrying capacity in the quantum calculus setting. We give a short summary of recent results regarding the Beverton-Holt difference and \(q\)-difference equation and introduce the theory of quantum calculus briefly. Next, we analyze the second Cushing-Henson conjecture. We extend recent studies in [The Beverton-Holt q-difference equation with periodic growth rate, Difference Equations, Discrete Dynamical Systems, and Applications, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2015, pp. 3-14] and state a modified formulation of the second Cushing-Henson conjecture for the Beverton-Holt \(q\)-difference equation as a generalization of existing formulations.
Keywords: Beverton-Holt equation, Cushing-Henson conjectures, \(q\)-difference equation, periodic solution.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 39A12, 39A13, 92D25.