Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Degree Granting Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Professor

Wen-Xiu Ma, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Mohamed Elhamdadi, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Razvan Teodorescu, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Gangaram Ladde, Ph.D.


Spectral problem, Soliton hierarchy, Hamiltonian formulation, Liouville integrability, Symmetry constraint


We derive two hierarchies of 1+1 dimensional soliton-type integrable systems from two spectral problems associated with the Lie algebra of the special orthogonal Lie group SO(3,R). By using the trace identity, we formulate Hamiltonian structures for the resulting equations. Further, we show that each of these equations can be written in Hamiltonian form in two distinct ways, leading to the integrability of the equations in the sense of Liouville. We also present finite-dimensional Hamiltonian systems by means of symmetry constraints and discuss their integrability based on the existence of sufficiently many integrals of motion.

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