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# Cubic Nonlinearity: The Stability of the Critical Point

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Consider the nonlinear system

$\dot{x}=-x^3-y^3$,
$\dot{y}=2xy^2$.

This system is not locally linear and the nonlinearity is cubic. What is the stability of the critical point $(0,0)$?

A

Unstable

B

Stable but not asymptotically stable

C

Asymptotically stable

D

The stability can't be determined