Soliton Equations and Their Algebro-Geometric Solutions: Volume 2, (1+1)-Dimensional Discrete Models (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics)

  • Publish Date: 2008-09-22
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Fritz Gesztesy;Helge Holden;Johanna Michor;Gerald Teschl
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As a partner to Volume 1: Dimensional Continuous Models, this book provides a self-contained introduction to solition equations. The systems studied in this volume include the Toda lattice hierarchy, the Kac-van Moerbeke hierarchy, and the Ablowitz-Ladik hierarchy. An extensive treatment of the class of algebro-geometric solutions in the stationary as well as time-dependent contexts is provided. The theory presented includes trace formulas, algebro-geometric initial value problems, Baker-Akhiezer functions, and theta function representations of all relevant quantities involved. The book uses basic techniques from the theory of difference equations and spectral analysis, some elements of algebraic geometry and especially, the theory of compact Riemann surfaces. The presentation is constructive and rigorous, with ample background material provided in various appendices.