Publication Date

Spring 2016

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

John Spraker (Director), Thomas Richmond, and Ferhan Atici

Degree Program

Department of Mathematics

Degree Type

Master of Science


The purpose of this thesis is to generalize Filippov's operation, and to get more useful results. It includes two main parts: The C-Filippov operation for the finite and countable cases and the Filippov operation with different measures. In the first chapter, we give brief information about the importance of Filippov's operation, our goal and the ideas behind our generalizations. In the second chapter, we give some sufficient background notes. In the third chapter, we introduce the Filippov operation, explain how to calculate the Filippov of a function and give some sufficient properties of it. In the fourth chapter, we introduce a generalization of the Filippov operation, the C-Filippov, and give some of its properties which we need for the next chapter. In the fifth chapter, in the first main part, we discuss some properties of the C-Filippov for special cases and observe the differences and common properties between the Filippov and C-Filippov operations. Finally, in the sixth chapter, we present the other generalization of the Filippov operation which is Filippov with different measures. We observe the properties of the corresponding Filippovs when we know the relationship between the measures. We finish the thesis by summarizing our work and discussing future work.


Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics | Dynamical Systems | Mathematics