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Soliton Equations and their Algebro-Geometric Solutions

Soliton Equations and their Algebro-Geometric Solutions

Volume 1. (1+1)-Dimensional Continuous Models


Part of Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics

  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521753074

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  • The focus of this book is on algebro-geometric solutions of completely integrable nonlinear partial differential equations in (1+1)-dimensions, also known as soliton equations. Explicitly treated integrable models include the KdV, AKNS, sine-Gordon, and Camassa-Holm hierarchies as well as the classical massive Thirring system. An extensive treatment of the class of algebro-geometric solutions in the stationary as well as time-dependent contexts is provided. The formalism presented includes trace formulas, Dubrovin-type initial value problems, Baker-Akhiezer functions, and theta function representations of all relevant quantities involved. The book uses techniques from the theory of differential equations, spectral analysis, and elements of algebraic geometry (most notably, the theory of compact Riemann surfaces). The presentation is rigorous, detailed, and self-contained, with ample background material provided in various appendices. Detailed notes for each chapter together with an exhaustive bibliography enhance the presentation offered in the main text.

    •   Algebro-geometric solutions of completely integrable nonlinear partial differential equations in (1+1)-dimensions
    •   Rigorous, detailed, and self-contained presentation
    •   Presentation based on mathematical analysis with emphasis on spectral theoretic methods
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    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521753074
    • length: 518 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.784kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The KdV hierarchy
    2. The sGmKdV hierarchy
    3. The AKNS hierarchy
    4. The classical massive Thirring system
    5. The Camassa–Holm hierarchy
    Appendix A. Algebraic curves and their theta functions
    Appendix B. KdV-type curves
    Appendix C. AKNS-type curves
    Appendix D. Asymptotic spectral parameter expansions
    Appendix E. Lagrange interpolation
    Appendix F. Symmetric functions
    Appendix G. KdV and AKNS Darboux-type transformations
    Appendix H. Elliptic functions
    Appendix I. Herglotz functions
    Appendix J. Weyl-Titchmarsh theory
    List of symbols

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    Soliton Equations and their Algebro-Geometric Solutions

    Fritz Gesztesy, Helge Holden

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    Helge Holden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

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