The Hamiltonian structure of stationary soliton equations associated with the AKNS eigenvalue problem is derived in two ways. First, it is shown to arise from the Kostant-Kirillov symplectic structure on a coadjoint orbit in an infinite-dimensional Lie algebra. Second, it is obtained as the restriction to a finite-dimensional manifold of the infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian structure associated with a certain eigenvalue problem polynomial in the eigenvalue parameter.
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- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Applied Mathematics