A factorization for Z x Z-matrices yielding solutions of Toda-type hierarchies

G.F. Helminck

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    In this paper one considers the problem of finding solutions to a number of Toda-type hierarchies. All of them are associated with a commutative subalgebra of the k×k-matrices. The first one is formulated in terms of upper triangular ℤ×ℤ-matrices, the second one in terms of lower triangular ones and the third is a combination of the two foregoing types. It is shown that in an appropriate group setting solutions of the linearization of these Lax equations can be constructed by using a Birkhoff-type decomposition in the relevant group.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)206-222
    JournalJournal of nonlinear mathematical physics
    Issue numberSuppl. 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • METIS-233469
    • IR-97359

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