Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-6-2017

Abstract

A geometric formulation of Lax integrability is introduced which makes use of a Pfaffan formulation of Lax integrability. The Frobenius theorem gives a necessary and suffcient condition for the complete integrability of a distribution, and provides a powerful way to study nonlinear evolution equations. This permits an examination of the relation between complete integrability and Lax integrability. The prolongation method is formulated in this context and gauge transformations can be examined in terms of differential forms as well as the Frobenius theorem.

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Copyright 2017, Paul Bracken, licensee AIMS Press.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Publication Title

AIMS Mathematics

DOI

10.3934/Math.2017.4.610

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