# Non-Euclidean geometry and differential equations

Banach Center Publications (1996)

- Volume: 33, Issue: 1, page 297-308
- ISSN: 0137-6934

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topPopov, A.. "Non-Euclidean geometry and differential equations." Banach Center Publications 33.1 (1996): 297-308. <http://eudml.org/doc/262603>.

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abstract = {In this paper a geometrical link between partial differential equations (PDE) and special coordinate nets on two-dimensional smooth manifolds with the a priori given curvature is suggested. The notion of G-class (the Gauss class) of differential equations admitting such an interpretation is introduced. The perspective of this approach is the possibility of applying the instruments and methods of non-Euclidean geometry to the investigation of differential equations. The equations generated by the coordinate nets on the Lobachevsky plane $Λ^2$ (the hyperbolic plane) take a particular place in this study. These include sine-Gordon, Korteweg-de Vries, Burgers, Liouville and other equations. They form the so-called $Λ^2$-class (the Lobachevsky class). The theorems on the mutual transformation of solutions of $Λ^2$-class equations are formulated. On the base of the developed approach a transformation allowing one to construct global solutions of Liouville type equations from solutions of the Laplace equation is established. Natural generalizations of the well-known nonlinear PDE from the non-Euclidean geometry point of view are proposed. The possibility of the applications of the discussed formalism in the phase spaces theory is stressed.},

author = {Popov, A.},

journal = {Banach Center Publications},

keywords = {Lobachevsky plane; sine-Gordon; Korteweg-de Vries; Burgers; Liouville; Lobachevsky class; transformation of solutions},

language = {eng},

number = {1},

pages = {297-308},

title = {Non-Euclidean geometry and differential equations},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/262603},

volume = {33},

year = {1996},

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TI - Non-Euclidean geometry and differential equations

JO - Banach Center Publications

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AB - In this paper a geometrical link between partial differential equations (PDE) and special coordinate nets on two-dimensional smooth manifolds with the a priori given curvature is suggested. The notion of G-class (the Gauss class) of differential equations admitting such an interpretation is introduced. The perspective of this approach is the possibility of applying the instruments and methods of non-Euclidean geometry to the investigation of differential equations. The equations generated by the coordinate nets on the Lobachevsky plane $Λ^2$ (the hyperbolic plane) take a particular place in this study. These include sine-Gordon, Korteweg-de Vries, Burgers, Liouville and other equations. They form the so-called $Λ^2$-class (the Lobachevsky class). The theorems on the mutual transformation of solutions of $Λ^2$-class equations are formulated. On the base of the developed approach a transformation allowing one to construct global solutions of Liouville type equations from solutions of the Laplace equation is established. Natural generalizations of the well-known nonlinear PDE from the non-Euclidean geometry point of view are proposed. The possibility of the applications of the discussed formalism in the phase spaces theory is stressed.

LA - eng

KW - Lobachevsky plane; sine-Gordon; Korteweg-de Vries; Burgers; Liouville; Lobachevsky class; transformation of solutions

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/262603

ER -

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