A class of equations with peakon and pulson solutions (with an Appendix by Harry Braden and John Byatt-Smith)

Holm, Darryl D., Hone, Andrew N.W. (2005) A class of equations with peakon and pulson solutions (with an Appendix by Harry Braden and John Byatt-Smith). Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, 12 (Sup.1). pp. 380-394. ISSN 1402-9251.

Abstract

We consider a family of integro-differential equations depending upon a parameter b as well as a symmetric integral kernel g(x). When b=2 and g is the peakon kernel (i.e. g(x)=exp(?|x|) up to rescaling) the dispersionless Camassa-Holm equation results, while the Degasperis-Procesi equation is obtained from the peakon kernel with b=3. Although these two cases are integrable, generically the corresponding integro-PDE is non-integrable. However,for b=2 the family restricts to the pulson family of Fringer & Holm, which is Hamiltonian and numerically displays elastic scattering of pulses. On the other hand, for arbitrary b it is still possible to construct a nonlocal Hamiltonian structure provided that g is the peakon kernel or one of its degenerations: we present a proof of this fact using an associated functional equation for the skew-symmetric antiderivative of g. The nonlocal bracket reduces to a non-canonical Poisson bracket for the peakon dynamical system, for any value of b?1.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA372 Ordinary differential equations
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA377 Partial differential equations
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA801 Analytic mechanics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Andrew N W Hone
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2014 22:46 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41497 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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