Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp 47–63 | Cite as

On Properties of Hamiltonian Structures for a Class of Evolutionary PDEs

  • Si-Qi Liu
  • Chao-Zhong Wu
  • Youjin Zhang


In a recent paper we proved that for certain class of perturbations of the hyperbolic equation u t  = f (u)u x , there exist changes of coordinate, called quasi-Miura transformations, that reduce the perturbed equations to the unperturbed one. We prove in the present paper that if in addition the perturbed equations possess Hamiltonian structures of certain type, the same quasi-Miura transformations also reduce the Hamiltonian structures to their leading terms. By applying this result, we obtain a criterion of the existence of Hamiltonian structures for a class of scalar evolutionary PDEs and an algorithm to find out the Hamiltonian structures.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

Primary: 37K10 Secondary: 35Q53 


Hamiltonian structure quasi-Miura transformation quasi-triviality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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