An asymptotic analysis for an integrable variant of the Lotka–Volterra prey–predator model via a determinant expansion technique

Masato Shinjo, Masashi Iwasaki, Akiko Fukuda, Emiko Ishiwata, Yusaku Yamamoto, Yoshimasa Nakamura

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The Hankel determinant appears in representations of solutions to several
integrable systems. An asymptotic expansion of the Hankel determinant thus plays a key role in the investigation of asymptotic analysis of such integrable systems. This paper presents an asymptotic expansion formula of a certain Casorati determinant as an extension of the Hankel case. This Casorati determinant is then shown to be associated with the solution to the discrete hungry Lotka–Volterra (dhLV) system, which is an integrable variant of the famous prey–predator model in mathematical biology. Finally, the asymptotic behavior of the dhLV system is clarified using the expansion formula for the Casorati determinant.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1046538
JournalCogent Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 3



  • Casorati determinant
  • discrete hungry Lotka–Volterra system
  • asymptotic expansion

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