Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Volume 13, Issue 3, August 2006, Pages 377 - 392

Nonlocal Symmetries and the Complete Symmetry Group of 1 + 1 Evolution Equations

Authors
S.M. MYENI 0, P.G.L. LEACH 1
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S.M. MYENI
0School of Mathematical Sciences, Howard College
1School of Mathematical Sciences, Howard College
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https://doi.org/10.2991/jnmp.2006.13.3.5How to use a DOI?
Abstract
The complete symmetry group of a 1 + 1 linear evolution equation has been demon- strated to be represented by the six-dimensional Lie algebra of point symmetries sl(2, R)?s W , where W is the three-dimensional Heisenberg-Weyl algebra. The infinite number of solution symmetries does not play a role in the complete specification of the equation. In the absence of a sufficient number of point symmetries which are not solution symmetries one must look to generalized or nonlocal symmetries to remove the deficit. This is true whether the evolution equation be linear or not. We report two Ansätze which provide a route to the determination of the required nonlocal symmetry necessary to supplement the point symmetries for the complete specification of two nonlinear 1 + 1 evolution equations which arise in the area of Financial Mathematics. The first of these, when reduced to its essential form, is the well-known Burgers’ equation.
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Journal
Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics
Volume-Issue
13 - 3
Pages
377 - 392
Publication Date
2006/11
ISSN
1402-9251
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jnmp.2006.13.3.5How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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AU  - P.G.L. LEACH
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DA  - 2006/11
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EP  - 392
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