We consider an integrable scalar partial differential equation (PDE) that is second order in time. By rewriting it as a system and applying the Wahlquist-Estabrook prolongation algebra method, we obtain the zero curvature representation of the equation, which leads to a Lax representation in terms of an energy-dependent Schrodinger spectral problem of the type studied by Antonowicz and Fordy. The solutions of this PDE system, and of its associated hierarchy of commuting flows, display weak Painleve behaviour, i.e. they have algebraic branching. By considering the travelling wave solutions of the next flow in the hierarchy, we find an integrable perturbation of the case (ii) Henon-Heiles system which has the weak Painleve property. We perform separation of variables for this generalized Henon-Heiles system and describe the corresponding solutions of the PDE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2001-2020
Number of pages20
JournalInverse Problems
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

    Research areas

  • NONLINEAR EVOLUTION EQUATIONS, DEPENDENT SCHRODINGER-OPERATORS, PARTIAL-DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PAINLEVE PROPERTY, PROLONGATION STRUCTURES, HAMILTONIAN-SYSTEMS, TRANSFORMATIONS, POTENTIALS, VARIABLES

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