Stability analysis of orbital modes for a generalized Lane-Emden equation
Mancas, Stefan C
Rosu Barbus, Haret-Codratian
"We present a stability analysis of the standard nonautonomous systems type for a recently introduced generalized Lane-Emden equation which is shown to explain the presence of some of the structures observed in the atomic spatial distributions of magnetically-trapped ultracold atomic clouds. A Lyapunov function is defined which helps us to prove that stable spatial structures in the atomic clouds exist only for the adiabatic index y = 1+1 /n with even n. In the case when n is odd we provide an instability result indicating the divergence of the density function for the atoms. Several numerical solutions, which according to our stability analysis are stable, are also presented."
Numerical orbital modes
Generalized Lane-Emden equation