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SL(n + 1)-invariant equations which reduce to equations of Korteweg-de Vries type

  • Ian McIntosh (a1)


It is shown how to derive SL(n + 1)-invariant equations which reduce to scalar Lax equations for an operator of order n + 1. The existence of these systems explains the Miura transformation between modified Lax and scalar Lax equations. In particular we study an SL(2)-invariant system with a certain space of solutions lying over the solution space of a Korteweg-de Vries equation described by G. B. Segal and G. Wilson. This enables us to write down some solutions of this SL(2)-invariant system in terms of θ-functions of a hyperelliptic Riemann surface.



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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A: Mathematics
  • ISSN: 0308-2105
  • EISSN: 1473-7124
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