Symmetry and Integrability of Equations of Mathematical Physics − 2011

Olena Vaneeva (Institute of Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Group classification of variable-coefficient mKdV equations

Group classification of classes of mKdV-like equations with time-dependent coefficients is carried out. The usage of equivalence transformations appears a crucial point for the exhaustive solution of the problem. We prove that all the classes under consideration are normalized. This allows us to formulate the classification results in three ways: up to two kinds of equivalence (which are generated by transformations from the corresponding equivalence groups and all admissible point transformations) and using no equivalence. A simple way of the construction of exact solutions of mKdV-like equations using equivalence transformations is described.

The results are published in [Olena Vaneeva, Lie symmetries and exact solutions of variable coefficient mKdV equations: an equivalence based approach, Commun. Nonlinear Sci. Numer. Simulat. 17 (2012) 611-618].