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When Nonautonomous Equations are Equivalent to Autonomous Ones

Donato, Andrea and Oliveri, Francesco (2000) When Nonautonomous Equations are Equivalent to Autonomous Ones. Memorie scientifiche di Andrea Donato, LXXVII. pp. 541-551.

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We consider nonlinear systems of first order partial differential equations admitting at least two one-parameter Lie groups of transformations with commuting infinitesimal operators. Under suitable conditions it is possible to introduce a variable transformation based on canonical variables which reduces the model in point to autonomous form. Remarkably, the transformed system may admit costant solutions to which three correspond non-costant solutions of the original model. The results are specialized to the case of first order quasilinear systems admitting either dilatation or spiral groups of transformations and a systematic procedure to characterize special exact solutions is given. At the end of the paper the equations of axi-symmetric gas dynamics are considered.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali > 2000-01 > Supplemento 1
Depositing User: Utente Interno
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2004
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2012 11:22

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