Painlevé Analysis and Similarity Reductions for the Magma Equation

Harris, Shirley E. and Clarkson, Peter (2006) Painlevé Analysis and Similarity Reductions for the Magma Equation. Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications, 2 . ISSN 1815-0659. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In this paper, we examine a generalized magma equation for rational values of two parameters, m and n. Firstly, the similarity reductions are found using the Lie group method of infinitesimal transformations. The Painlevé ODE test is then applied to the travelling wave reduction, and the pairs of m and n which pass the test are identified. These particular pairs are further subjected to the ODE test on their other symmetry reductions. Only two cases remain which pass the ODE test for all such symmetry reductions and these are completely integrable. The case when m = 0, n = −1 is related to the Hirota-Satsuma equation and for m = ½, n = −½, it is a real, generalized, pumped Maxwell-Bloch equation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Painlevé analysis; similarity reductions; magma equation.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Applied Mathematics
Depositing User: Peter A Clarkson
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 13:16
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 07:14
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