Nonlinear-evolution equations of physical significance. (English) Zbl 1243.35143

Summary: We present the inverse scattering method which provides a means of solution of the initial-value problem for a broad class of nonlinear evolution equations. Special cases include the sine-Gordon equation, the sinh-Gordon equation, the Benney-Newell equation, the Korteweg-de Vries equation, the modified Korteweg-de Vries equation, and generalizations.


35Q53 KdV equations (Korteweg-de Vries equations)
81Q05 Closed and approximate solutions to the Schrödinger, Dirac, Klein-Gordon and other equations of quantum mechanics
37K15 Inverse spectral and scattering methods for infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian and Lagrangian systems
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