By Peter J. Olver

ISBN-10: 1468402749

ISBN-13: 9781468402742

This e-book is dedicated to explaining quite a lot of purposes of continuous symmetry teams to bodily very important structures of differential equations. Emphasis is put on major functions of group-theoretic equipment, equipped in order that the utilized reader can conveniently study the elemental computational recommendations required for actual actual difficulties. the 1st bankruptcy collects jointly (but doesn't end up) these features of Lie staff idea that are of significance to differential equations. purposes lined within the physique of the booklet comprise calculation of symmetry teams of differential equations, integration of normal differential equations, together with specific recommendations for Euler-Lagrange equations or Hamiltonian structures, differential invariants and development of equations with prescribed symmetry teams, group-invariant options of partial differential equations, dimensional research, and the connections among conservation legislation and symmetry teams. Generalizations of the fundamental symmetry team proposal, and purposes to conservation legislation, integrability stipulations, thoroughly integrable platforms and soliton equations, and bi-Hamiltonian structures are coated intimately. The exposition within reason self-contained, and supplemented by way of a number of examples of direct actual value, selected from classical mechanics, fluid mechanics, elasticity and different utilized parts.

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See Warner, [1; Chap. ) Differentials Let M and N be smooth manifolds and F: M ~ N a smooth map between them. Each parametrized curve C = {c/> (e): eEl} on M is mapped by F to a parametrized curve C=F(C)={c$(e)=F(c/>(e»: eEl} on N. 3. Vector Fields induces a map from the tangent vector dcf>/de to C at x=cf>(e) to the corresponding tangent vector d¢/ de to C at the image point F(x) = F( cf> (e)) = ¢ (e). This induced map is called the differential of F, and denoted by . d dF(¢(e)) = de {F(¢(e))}.

Here we present a nontrivial example of a local (but not global) one-parameter Lie group. Let V = {x: Ixl < I} c ~ with group multiplication . 2xy-x-y m(x,y)= , x, Y E V. xy-I A straightforward computation verifies the associativity and identity laws for m. The inverse map is i(x) =x/(2x-l), defined for XE Vo={x: Ixl

30. y) . For example, if F(x, y) = ax + f3y is a linear projection, then dF(vl(x,y») = (aa + bf3) dd 5 I s=ax+f3y . 34 1. 31. 25) dH: TNly ~ TPlz=H(y» and d(H 0 F): TMlx~ TPlz=H(F(x))' The proof is immediate from either of the two definitions. 25) just says that the Jacobian matrix of the composition of two functions is the product of their respective Jacobian matrices. It is important to note that if v is a vector field on M, then in general dF(v) will not be a well-defined vector field on N. For one thing, dF(v) may not be defined on all of N; for another, if two points x and in M are mapped to the same point y = F(x) = F(x) in N, there is no guarantee that dF(vl x ) and dF(vl x ) (both of which are in TNly) are the same.

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