The Bäcklund and the Galilei Invariant Transformations Constructed by Similarity Variables for Soliton Equations

Shunji Kawamoto
1995 Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics  
The Painlevé-test has been applied to checking the integrability of nonlinear PDEs, since similarity solutions of many soliton equations satisfy the Painlevé equation. As is well known, such similarity solutions can be obtained by the infinitesimal transformation, that is, the classical similarity analysis, and also the dimension of the PDEs can be reduced. In this paper, the KdV, the mKdV, and the nonlinear Schrödinger equations are considered and are transformed into equations with loss
more » ... ons with loss and/or nonuniformity by transformations constructed on a basis of the local similarity variables. The transformations include the Bäcklund and the Galilei invariant ones. It should be noticed that the approach is applicable to other PDEs and for nonlocal similarity variables.
doi:10.2991/jnmp.1995.2.3-4.20 fatcat:mwpbopkxhze3nfrky6yqxy7sji