Title

Conservation Laws and the Variational Bicomplex for Second Order ScalarHyerbolic Equations in the Plane

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Acta Applicanda

Volume

41

Issue

1-3

Publisher

Springer

Publication Date

1995

First Page

134

Last Page

144

DOI

10.1007/BF00996109

Abstract

In this paper, we announce several new results concerning the cohomology of the variational bicomplex for a second-order scalar hyperbolic equation in the plane. These cohomology groups are represented by the conservation laws, and certain form-valued generalizations, for the equation. Our methods are based upon the introduction of an adapted coframe for the the variational bicomplex which is constructed by generalizing the classical Laplace transformation used to integrate certain linear hyperbolic equations in the plane.

Comments

Originally Published by Springer in Acta Applicandae Mathematicae http://www.springerlink.com/content/j7151t30834463m9/

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