Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Volume 15, Issue Supplement 1, August 2008

Euler's Tercentenary

Special issue celebrating the birth of Leonard Euler.

George Bluman
Pages: 1 - 24
Similarity methods include the calculation and use of symmetries and conservation laws for a given partial differential equation (PDE). There exists a variety of software to calculate and use local symmetries and local conservation laws. However, it is often the case that a given PDE admits no useful...
Sajid Ali, Fazal M Mahomed, Asghar Qadir
Pages: 25 - 35
We present the use of complex Lie symmetries in variational problems by defining a complex Lagrangian and considering its Euler-Lagrange ordinary differential equation. This Lagrangian results in two real “Lagrangians” for the corresponding system of partial differential equations, which satisfy Euler-Lagrange...
A. H. Davison, A. H. Kara
Pages: 36 - 43
The method for writing a differential equation or system of differential equations in terms of differential forms and finding their symmetries was devised by Harrison and Estabrook (1971). A modification to the method is demonstrated on a wave equation with variable speed, and the modified method is...
Ebrahim Fredericks, Fazal M Mahomed
Pages: 44 - 59
Many methods of deriving Lie point symmetries for Itˆo stochastic ordinary differential equations (SODEs) have surfaced. In the Itˆo calculus context both the formal and intuitive understanding of how to construct these symmetries has led to seemingly disparate results. The impact of Lie point symmetries...
Tasawar Hayat, Herman Mambili-Mamboundou, Ebrahim Momoniat, Fazal M. Mahomed
Pages: 77 - 90
The influence of a magnetic field on the flow of an incompressible third grade electrically conducting fluid bounded by a rigid plate is investigated. The flow is induced due by the motion of a plate in its own plane with an arbitrary velocity. The solution of the equations of conservation of mass and...
R. Naz, Fazal M. Mahomed, David P. Mason
Pages: 179 - 191
The similarity solution to Prandtl’s boundary layer equations for two-dimensional and radial flows with vanishing or constant mainstream velocity gives rise to a third-order ordinary differential equation which depends on a parameter ?. For special values of ? the third-order ordinary differential equation...