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AuthorLeznov, A. N. author
TitleGroup-Theoretical Methods for Integration of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems [electronic resource] / by A. N. Leznov, M. V. Saveliev
ImprintBasel : Birkhรคuser Basel : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 1992
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Descript XVII, 292 p. online resource


The book reviews a large number of 1- and 2-dimensional equations that describe nonlinear phenomena in various areas of modern theoretical and mathematical physics. It is meant, above all, for physicists who specialize in the field theory and physics of elementary particles and plasma, for matheยญ maticians dealing with nonlinear differential equations, differential geometry, and algebra, and the theory of Lie algebras and groups and their representaยญ tions, and for students and post-graduates in these fields. We hope that the book will be useful also for experts in hydrodynamics, solid-state physics, nonlinear optics electrophysics, biophysics and physics of the Earth. The first two chapters of the book present some results from the repreยญ sentation theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras and their counterpart on supermanifolds in a form convenient in what follows. They are addressed to those who are interested in integrable systems but have a scanty vocabulary in the language of representation theory. The experts may refer to the first two chapters only occasionally. As we wanted to give the reader an opportunity not only to come to grips with the problem on the ideological level but also to integrate her or his own concrete nonlinear equations without reference to the literature, we had to expose in a self-contained way the appropriate parts of the representation theory from a particular point of view


Background of the theory of Lie algebras and Lie groups and their representations -- ยง 1.1 Lie algebras and Lie groups -- ยง 1.2 ?-graded Lie algebras and their classification -- ยง 1.3 sl(2)-subalgebras of Lie algebras -- ยง 1.4 The structure of representations -- ยง 1.5 A parametrization of simple Lie groups -- ยง 1.6 The highest vectors of irreducible representations of semisimple Lie groups -- ยง 1.7 Superalgebras and superspaces -- Representations of complex semisimple Lie groups and their real forms -- ยง 2.1 Infinitesimal shift operators on semisimple Lie groups -- ยง 2.2 Casimir operators and the spectrum of their eigenvalues -- ยง 2.3 Representations of semisimple Lie groups -- ยง 2.4 Intertwining operators and the invariant bilinear form -- ยง 2.5 Harmonic analysis on semisimple Lie groups -- ยง 2.6 Whittaker vectors -- A general method of integrating two-dimensional nonlinear systems -- ยง 3.1 General method -- ยง 3.2 Systems generated by the local part of an arbitrary graded Lie algebra -- ยง 3.3 Generalization for systems with fermionic fields -- ยง 3.4 Lax-type representation as a realization of self-duality of cylindrically-symmetric gauge fields -- Integration of nonlinear dynamical systems associated with finite-dimensional Lie algebras -- ยง 4.1 The generalized (finite nonperiodic) Toda lattice -- ยง 4.2 Complete integration of the two-dimensionalized system of Lotka-Volterra-type equations (difference KdV) as the Bรคcklund transformation of the Toda lattice -- ยง 4.3 String-type systems (nonabelian versions of the Toda system) -- ยง 4.4 The case of a generic Lie algebra -- ยง 4.5 Supersymmetric equations -- ยง 4.6 The formulation of the one-dimensional system (3.2.13) based on the notion of functional algebra -- Internal symmetries of integrable dynamical systems -- ยง 5.1 Lie-Bรคcklund transformations. The characteristic algebra and defining equations of exponential systems -- ยง 5.2 Systems of type (3.2.8), their characteristic algebra and local integrals -- ยง 5.3 A complete description of Lie-Bรคcklund algebras for the diagonal exponential systems of rank 2 -- ยง 5.4 The Lax-type representation of systems (3.2.8) and explicit solution of the corresponding initial value (Cauchy) problem -- ยง 5.5 The Bรคcklund transformation of the exactly integrable systems as a corollary of a contraction of the algebra of their internal symmetry -- ยง 5.6 Application of the methods of perturbation theory in the search for explicit solutions of exactly integrable systems (the canonical formalism) -- ยง 5.7 Perturbation theory in the Yang-Feldmann formalism -- ยง 5.8 Methods of perturbation theory in the one-dimensional problem -- ยง 5.9 Integration of nonlinear systems associated with infinite-dimensional Lie algebras -- Scalar Lax-pairs and soliton solutions of the generalized periodic Toda lattice -- ยง 6.1 A group-theoretical meaning of the spectral parameter and the equations for the scalar LA-pair -- ยง 6.2 Soliton solutions of the sine-Gordon equation -- ยง 6.3 Generalized Bargmann potentials -- ยง 6.4 Soliton solutions for the vector representation of Ar -- Exactly integrable quantum dynamical systems -- ยง 7.1 The Hamiltonian (canonical) formalism and the Yang-Feldmann method -- ยง 7.2 Basics from perturbation theory -- ยง 7.3 One-dimensional generalized Toda lattice with fixed end-points -- ยง 7.4 The Liouville equation -- ยง 7.5 Multicomponent 2-dimensional models. 1 -- ยง 7.6 Multicomponent 2-dimensional models. 2 -- Afterword

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