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Double reduction of PDEs from the association of symmetries with conservation laws with applications. (English) Zbl 1116.35004
The association of conservation laws with Noether symmetries extended to Lie-Bäcklund and nonlocal symmetries has opened the possibilities to the extension of the theory on double reductions to partial differential equations that do not have a Lagrangian and therefore to not posses Noether symmetries. at the usage of the results [A. Kara, F. Mahomed, Int. J. Theor. Phys. 39, No. 1, 23–40 (2000; Zbl 0962.35009)] the author develops the theory to effect a double reduction of PDEs with two independent variables, which is possible when the PDEs admit a symmetry associated with a conservation law. This theory is illustrated by applications to the linear heat equation, the sine-Gordon and BBM equations and a system of PDEs from one dimensional gas dynamics.

MSC:
35A30 Geometric theory, characteristics, transformations in context of PDEs
35L65 Hyperbolic conservation laws
58J70 Invariance and symmetry properties for PDEs on manifolds
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