I'm familiar with the classification of fixed points of linear dynamical systems in two dimensions; it's readily available in many a book, as well as good ol' Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_dynamical_system#Classification_in_two_dimensions).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

However, what happens with higher-order systems, say, three-dimensional? In that case, you'll end up having three eigenvalues -- presumably, different combinations of their signs give rise to different fixed point types. Has this been investigated? I've looked at numerous books, and all I ever seem to find is classification for two dimensions.

Any help with finding a book/paper/URL dealing with this would be much appreciated!

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# Classification of fixed points of N-dimensional linear dynamical system?

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