By Elizabeth Louise Mansfield

This ebook explains fresh leads to the idea of relocating frames that hindrance the symbolic manipulation of invariants of Lie crew activities. particularly, theorems in regards to the calculation of turbines of algebras of differential invariants, and the kinfolk they fulfill, are mentioned intimately. the writer demonstrates how new principles result in major growth in major purposes: the answer of invariant traditional differential equations and the constitution of Euler-Lagrange equations and conservation legislation of variational difficulties. The expository language used this is essentially that of undergraduate calculus instead of differential geometry, making the subject extra obtainable to a scholar viewers. extra refined principles from differential topology and Lie thought are defined from scratch utilizing illustrative examples and routines. This booklet is perfect for graduate scholars and researchers operating in differential equations, symbolic computation, purposes of Lie teams and, to a lesser volume, differential geometry.

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44) t=0 the chain rule yields r vh · zi = ζji α j . j =1 Moreover for a differentiable function f defined on M we have (vh · f )(z1 , . . zn ) = i ∂f vh · zi = ∂zi ζji j i ∂f ∂zi . 14 For a differentiable group action G × M → M, with group parameters a1 , a2 , . . , ar near the identity element e, and z = (z1 , . . 45) α j vj . 2. 47) j vh · uαK = α φK,j αj . 45), for a prolonged action is vj = ξji i,α,K ∂ ∂ ∂ α + φ,jα α + φK,j . 14, x= ax + b , cx + d y = 6c(cx + d) + (cx + d)2 y, ad − bc = 1.

45) α j vj . 2. 47) j vh · uαK = α φK,j αj . 45), for a prolonged action is vj = ξji i,α,K ∂ ∂ ∂ α + φ,jα α + φK,j . 14, x= ax + b , cx + d y = 6c(cx + d) + (cx + d)2 y, ad − bc = 1. Take local coordinates near the identity to be (a, b, c) so that e = (1, 0, 0). 6. Hint: (α, β, γ ) = (α 1 , α 2 , α 3 ). 10 to the prolonged action is the first step of Sophus Lie’s algorithm for calculating the symmetry group of a differential equation. This algorithm is discussed in detail in textbooks, for example Bluman and Cole (1974), Ovsiannikov (1982), Bluman and Kumei (1989), Stephani (1989), Olver (1993), Hydon (2000) and Cantwell (2002), and we refer the interested reader to these.

It is well worth taking the time to calculate a selection of prolongations of infinitesimals, not only to be sure which index is which in the preferred notation, but then also to implement it in the preferred computer algebra system. The software will be needed to do the calculations in Chapter 4. 53). The input will be lists of dependent and independent variables, the infinitesimals ξi and φ α and an index of differentiation K. The output will be φKα . 22 Virtually every computer algebra system has a package that implements Lie’s algorithm to find symmetries of differential equations, and all these have, of necessity, implementations of the prolongation formulae buried in them.