Volume 1

Articles and Letters published during April 2021 till the end of December 2021

1. Explicitly solvable systems of two autonomous first-order Ordinary Differential Equations with homogeneous quadratic right-hand sides

Francesco Calogero ; Farrin Payandeh.
After tersely reviewing the various meanings that can be given to the property of a system of nonlinear ODEs to be solvable, we identify a special case of the system of two first-order ODEs with homogeneous quadratic right-hand sides which is explicitly solvable. It is identified by 2 explicit algebraic constraints on the 6 a priori arbitrary parameters that characterize this system. Simple extensions of this model to cases with nonhomogeneous quadratic right-hand sides are also identified, including isochronous cases.

2. Vaccination strategies for a seasonal epidemic: a simple SIR model

G Nakamura ; B Grammaticos ; M Badoual.
We model the effect of vaccination on an epidemic which, like the current one, exhibits a climate-induced seasonality. Our study is carried out using a simple SIR model. One important feature of our approach is that of recruitment: by gradually introducing susceptible individuals we mimic the spatial evolution of the epidemic, which is absent in the classic SIR. We focus on the effect of vaccination on the number of hospital admissions. We show that any delay in the vaccination campaign results in an increase of hospitalisations, and if one tries to palliate for the delay by increasing the vaccination rate, this results in an inflation of the number of necessary doses. Considering a multi-agegroup population we show that it is advantageous to prioritise the vaccination of the older groups (upholding thus the current practice). Finally, we investigate whether a vaccination of the younger population based on awareness can be an optimal strategy, concluding by a negative.

3. Generalized symmetries, first integrals, and exact solutions of chains of differential equations

C. Muriel ; M. C. Nucci.
New integrability properties of a family of sequences of ordinary differential equations, which contains the Riccati and Abel chains as the most simple sequences, are studied. The determination of n generalized symmetries of the nth-order equation in each chain provides, without any kind of integration, n-1 functionally independent first integrals of the equation. A remaining first integral arises by a quadrature by using a Jacobi last multiplier that is expressed in terms of the preceding equation in the corresponding sequence. The complete set of n first integrals is used to obtain the exact general solution of the nth-order equation of each sequence. The results are applied to derive directly the exact general solution of any equation in the Riccati and Abel chains.

4. Reciprocal Transformations in Relativistic Gasdynamics. Lie Group Connections

Sergey V. Meleshko ; Colin Rogers.
Reciprocal transformations associated with admitted conservation laws were originally used to derive invariance properties in non-relativistic gasdynamics and applied to obtain reduction to tractable canonical forms. They have subsequently been shown to have diverse physical applications to nonlinear systems, notably in the analytic treatment of Stefan-type moving boundary problem and in linking inverse scattering systems and integrable hierarchies in soliton theory. Here,invariance under classes of reciprocal transformations in relativistic gasdynamics is shown to be linked to a Lie group procedure.

5. Nonhomogeneous Dispersive Water Waves and Painlevé equations

Maciej Błaszak.
In this letter we consider three nonhomogeneous deformations of Dispersive Water Wave (DWW) soliton equation and prove that their stationary flows are equivalent to three famous Painlevé equations, i.e. $P_{II}$, $P_{III}$ and $P_{IV},$ respectively.

6. Towards quantized complex numbers: $q$-deformed Gaussian integers and the Picard group

Valentin Ovsienko.
This work is a first step towards a theory of "$q$-deformed complex numbers". Assuming the invariance of the $q$-deformation under the action of the modular group I prove the existence and uniqueness of the operator of translations by~$i$ compatible with this action. Obtained in such a way $q$-deformed Gaussian integers have interesting properties and are related to the Chebyshev polynomials.

7. Hamiltonian structures for integrable hierarchies of Lagrangian PDEs

Mats Vermeeren.
Many integrable hierarchies of differential equations allow a variational description, called a Lagrangian multiform or a pluri-Lagrangian structure. The fundamental object in this theory is not a Lagrange function but a differential $d$-form that is integrated over arbitrary $d$-dimensional submanifolds. All such action integrals must be stationary for a field to be a solution to the pluri-Lagrangian problem. In this paper we present a procedure to obtain Hamiltonian structures from the pluri-Lagrangian formulation of an integrable hierarchy of PDEs. As a prelude, we review a similar procedure for integrable ODEs. We show that exterior derivative of the Lagrangian $d$-form is closely related to the Poisson brackets between the corresponding Hamilton functions. In the ODE (Lagrangian 1-form) case we discuss as examples the Toda hierarchy and the Kepler problem. As examples for the PDE (Lagrangian 2-form) case we present the potential and Schwarzian Korteweg-de Vries hierarchies, as well as the Boussinesq hierarchy.

8. Symmetry of the isotropic Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process in a force field

Giuseppe Gaeta.
We classify simple symmetries for an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, describing a particle in an external force field $f(x)$. It turns out that for sufficiently regular (in a sense to be defined) forces there are nontrivial symmetries only if $f(x)$ is at most linear. We fully discuss the isotropic case, while for the non-isotropic we only deal with a generic situation (defined in detail in the text).