Evolution equations possessing infinitely many symmetries

Peter J. Olver

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A general method for finding evolution equations having infinitely many symmetries or flows which preserve them is described. This is applied to the Korteweg-de Vries, modified Korteweg-de Vries, Burgers', and sine-Gordon equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1212-1215
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1976


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