Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 190, Issue 1, pp 113–132 | Cite as

Huygens' Principle in Minkowski Spaces and Soliton Solutions of the Korteweg–de Vries Equation

  • Yuri Y. Berest
  • Igor M. Loutsenko


A new class of linear second order hyperbolic partial differential operators satisfying Huygens' principle in Minkowski spaces is presented. The construction reveals a direct connection between Huygens' principle and the theory of solitary wave solutions of the Korteweg–de Vries equation.


Soliton Differential Operator Solitary Wave Wave Solution Huygens 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri Y. Berest
    • 1
  • Igor M. Loutsenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.¶E-mail: beresty@math.berkeley.eduUS
  2. 2.Université de Montréal, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-Ville, Montreal (Quebec), H3C 3J7, Canada. E-mail:, loutseni@crm.umontreal.caCA

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