Complete group classification and exact solutions to the generalized short pulse equation. (English) Zbl 1257.35019

Summary: In this paper, the complete group classification is performed on the generalized short pulse equation, which includes a lot of important nonlinear wave equations as its special cases. In the sense of geometric symmetry, all of the vector fields of the equation are obtained in terms of the arbitrary functions. Then, the symmetry reductions and exact solutions to the equations are investigated. Especially, we develop the analytic power series method for constructing the exact power series solutions to the short pulse types of equations.


35B06 Symmetries, invariants, etc. in context of PDEs
35C05 Solutions to PDEs in closed form
35C10 Series solutions to PDEs
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