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A Bäcklund transformation and the inverse scattering transform method for the generalised Vakhnenko equation. (English) Zbl 1030.37047

Summary: A Bäcklund transformation both in bilinear and in ordinary form for the transformed generalised Vakhnenko equation (GVE) is derived. It is shown that the equation has an infinite sequence of conservation laws. An inverse scattering problem is formulated; it has a third-order eigenvalue problem. A procedure for finding the exact \(N\)-soliton solution to the GVE via the inverse scattering method is described. The procedure is illustrated by considering the cases \(N=1\) and 2.

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37K15 Inverse spectral and scattering methods for infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian and Lagrangian systems
37K10 Completely integrable infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian and Lagrangian systems, integration methods, integrability tests, integrable hierarchies (KdV, KP, Toda, etc.)
37K35 Lie-Bäcklund and other transformations for infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian and Lagrangian systems
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