Painlevé-Darboux Transformation in Nonlinear PDEs

  • M. Musette
Conference paper
Part of the Inverse Problems and Theoretical Imaging book series (IPTI)


Let us first compare some results concerning invariance properties in the Painlevé analysis of a partial differential equation
$$ E\left( {x,t,u,Du} \right) = 0 $$
which depends polynomially on its solution u and its partial derivatives Du with respect to x and t. Considering a series expansion for u in the neighbourhood of the singular manifold ϕ(x,t) = 0, we are looking for, as a solution of (1), the formal expression
$$ u = \sum\limits_{j = 0}^\infty {{u_j}} {x^{j + p}}, \left( {p constant, {u_0} \ne 0} \right) $$
where the expansion variable x goes to zero as ϕ in the following way:
$$ x = \frac{{\alpha \varphi }}{{\beta \varphi + \gamma }} , \frac{\alpha }{\gamma } \ne 0 $$
and the coefficients α, β, γ and uj are only functions of the derivatives Dϕ of ϕ.


Invariant Function Darboux Transformation Linear Differential Operator Expansion Variable Singular Manifold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Musette
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  1. 1.Dienst Theoretische NatuurkundeVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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