In recent years, numerous scientists committed to the research of water waves, the shallow water wave can not only describe the freedom of the shallow surface under the gravitational influence of one-way transmission, but also produce on the bottom of the deep sea. The most important of the shallow water wave in the ocean is tsunami, which generated by the huge initial disturbance, such as earthquake, leading to the large wavelength and small height ocean wave. Therefore, the wave solutions, especially the rational solutions to nonlinear differential equations have attracted more and more attentions in the worldwide. What’s more, rogue wave solutions play an important role in rational solutions, which describe significant nonlinear wave phenomena in oceanography  . Wronskian formulation or the Casoratian formulation (  -  ) usually deal with integrable equations to find their rational solutions in the literature, such as KdV, Boussinesq, KP, Schrodinger Toda equations and Shallow water wave equations  -  . In recent years, increasingly nonlinear differential equations are studied through the generalized bilinear equation with the generalized bilinear derivatives, for examples, KdV-like equation  , Boussinesq-like equation  and KP-like equation  .
Rational solutions to the non-integrable (3 + 1)-dimensional KP I   and KPII  are also considered by different approaches. In particular, rational solutions to the (3 + 1)-dimensional KP II have been transformed into a problem of finding rational solutions to the good Boussinesq equation.
In this article, we introduce a Shallow Water Wave (SWW)-like nonlinear differential equation in terms of a generalized bilinear differential equation of Shallow Water Wave type using three generalized bilinear differential operators and . We will search for polynomial solutions to the corresponding generalized bilinear equation by Maple symbolic computation and generate four classes of rational solutions to the resulting Shallow Water Wave-like equation. Four particular rational solutions will be plotted to exhibit different distributions of singularities.
2. A SWW-Like Differential Equation
Let us consider a generalized bilinear differential equation of SWW type:
This is the same type bilinear equation as the SWW equation   
with the corresponding nonlinear differential equation
The above differential operators are some kind of generalized bilinear differential operators introduced in   :
where is computed as follows:
it is necessary to point out that
Setting , we have
In the case of , which is the Hirota case, the following equations are true:
which generates the standard bilinear SWW equation  .
Motivated by the introduction on a general Bell polynomial theory  , a dependent variable transformation is adopted:
and then can directly show that the generalized bilinear Equation (2.1) is linked to a SWW-like scalar nonlinear differential equation
from the generalized bilinear Equation (2.1). Through the transformation (2.6), the following equality can be deduced:
and thus, f solves (2.1) if and only if presents a solution to the SWW-like Equation (2.7).
In   , transcendental functions: exponential functions and trigonometric functions have been considered to find the resonant solutions for generalized bilinear equations. In the next section, we would like to consider finding the rational solutions for SWW-like Equation (2.7), which generated from polynomial solutions.
3. Rational Solutions
By symbolic computation with Maple, we look for polynomial solutions, with degree of and being less than 3:
where the ’s are constants, and present 4 classes of polynomial solutions to the generalized bilinear Equation (2.1), based on the powers of , the solutions could be divided into three categories: cubic polynomials, linear polynomials and the trivial solutions. Besides the trivial solutions, those solutions, in turn, lead to four classes of rational solutions to the SWW-like (2.5) through the transformation (2.4). We list those classes of rational solutions as follows. The first class of rational solutions to (2.5) is
The second class of rational solutions to (2.5) is
The third class of rational solutions to (2.5) is
The fourth class of rational solutions to (2.5) is
Figure 1 will present the profiles of all rational solutions of (2.5) with .
4. Concluding Remarks
We took a SWW-like nonlinear differential equation into consideration by the generalized bilinear equation of SWW type. Furthermore, we constructed two classes of rational solutions to the resulting SWW-like equation. A kind of generalized bilinear differential operators, which introduced in   is the key instrument. It is an interesting work to search if there exists any Wronskian solutions and multiple type solutions to the SWW-like nonlinear Equation (2.5). At the same time, a speculation is raised, in which the four classes of rational solutions in Equations (3.2)-(3.5) would contain all rational solutions to the SWW-like nonlinear Equation (2.5), generated from polynomial solutions to the generalized bilinear Equation (2.1) with the transformation (2.4).
It is parallel to the discussion, a kind of generalized tri-linear differential equ-
Figure 1. Pictures of the all rational solutions of (2.5) with .
ations and their resonant solutions was considered in  . Their rational solutions, which include singular and non-singular wave solutions, rogue and higher-order rogue wave solutions will be a very interesting topic in generalized tri-linear differential equations in the future.
This work is supported by Guangxi College Enhancing Youths Capacity Project (KY2016LX315) and Guangxi University of Finance and Economics Youth Progresss Project (2016QNB22).
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