ODEs  Stability
We have the system of ODEs
$y_1'=y_2y_1 \cdot f((y_1,y_2)^T)$
$y_2'=y_1y_2 \cdot f((y_1,y_2)^T)$,
where $f \in C^1(\mathbb{R}^2, \mathbb{R})$.
Prove the following statement:
If $f((y_1,y_2)^T)>0$ in a neighbourhood of $(0,0)$, then $(0,0)$ is asymptotically stable, but if $f((y_1,y_2)^T)<0$ in a neighbourhood of $(0,0)$, then $(0,0)$ is instable.
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Is it not possible that f(0,0)=0 although f is positive (or negative) in a neighborhood of (0,0), so tr J_G = 0? If so, does the argument still hold?

Nevermind, stupid mistake on my part

I took a "neighborhood" to include (0,0) as well. If this is not the case, then I can try to adjust the answer in a follow up.
The answer is accepted.
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