The modified Emden-type equation [MEE] or the modified Painleve-Ince equation is
where the dot represents derivative with respect to time and α, β are arbitrary parameters. The equation has been investigated by a lot of physicists as well as mathematicians [ 1 - 3 ]. Painleve, himself obtained solutions of (1.1) for α2 = 9β and α2 = -β. This equation is extremely important because it arises in many mathematical problems like univalent functions defined by differential equation of second order [ 4 ]. This equation also arises in modelling of fusion of pellets [ 5 ]. The MEE is a special case of one dimensional analogue [ 6 , 7 ] of gauze boson theory introduced by Yang and Mills. In the study of equilibrium configuration of spherical gas clouds [ 8 , 9 ], this equation is also encountered.
As regards solution of MEE i.e., Equation (1.1), some progress in recent past has been done by Chandrasekar et al. [ 10 ]. These authors have made good contributions by finding Lagrangian, Hamiltonian and Invariant of (1.1) for distinct cases: 1) α2 = 8β, 2) α2 > 8β and 3) α2 < 8β. However the solution, they have found, is unsatisfactory.
In this paper, exact analytical explicit single solution of (1.1) will be shown valid for arbitrary values of α and β. Also single Lagrangian as well as Hamilton valid for all α and β will be worked out.
2. Analytical Solution of Modified Emden-Type Equation (MEE)
To solve (1.1), i.e., modified Emden-type equation we first write
m to be determined later. (2.1)
dot represents time derivative (2.2)
Using (2.1), (2.2) and (2.3), (1.1) can be written as
After simplification (2.4) gives
Equation (2.5) is autonomous, so let
So that prime denotes derivative w.r. to x1 (2.7)
Using (2.6) and (2.7) one gets from (2.5)
To solve (2.8) we use an ansatz for u as
A and K are constants and K ≠ 1 (2.9)
Equation (2.8) now reduces to with ansatz for u given by (2.9):
with help of (2.11) and (2.12), Equation (2.10) reduces to
Cancelling in (2.13) assuming , we find
Simplification of (2.14) gives
Equation (2.15) is an algebraic quadratic in m whose solution is
Now comparing (2.12) and (2.16) we can write
Squarring and simplifying (2.17) we find
Equation (2.18) is a quadratic in K whose solution is given by:
Next, from (2.12), using (2.19) we find
Now, from (2.6) and (2.9), we find
= Constant of integration
From (2.21) using (2.1) we can write
using (2.12) (2.22)
Now from (2.22), we get our sought result:
Equation (2.23) gives the exact analytic explicit solution of Emden-type Equation (1.1) for arbitrary values of α and β. In (2.23) A and B are two arbitrary constants.
3. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian of MEE
In this section we will find the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian using a method due to Vujanovic and Jones [ 11 ]. These authors have shown after a long calculation that the Lagrangian of the equation:
The dot and prime represent derivative with respect to t and x respectively.
Is given by
A0 is a constant (3.3)
Using (3.3) and (3.4) Equation (3.1) assumes the form
(n ≠ 1, 2) (3.5)
Then (3.5) reduces to
Equation (3.8) is just modified Emden-type Equation (1.1).
Now (3.6) and (3.7) gives
Equation (3.9) is an algebraic quadric in n whose solution is:
and also from (3.6)
, where n is given by (3.10) (3.11)
It, therefore turns out from (3.1), 3.2) and (3.8) that Lagrangian of (3.8) or (1.1) i.e., modified Emden-type equation is
where A0 and n are given by (3.11) and (3.10) respectively. This Lagrangian is valid for arbitrary values of α and β.
4. Some Special Cases
Cariena and others [ 12 ] has considered MEE (1.1) with α = 3K and β = K2 and has shown that for this choice the Lagrangian is
For α = 3K and β = K2 another Lagrangian of (1.1) is
In this section we will show that both the above Lagrangians (4.1) and (4.2) follow from our derived general expression for Lagrangian of MEE (3.12)
For, if we take α = 3K and β = K2, we find from (3.10)
and from (3.11)
Then for n = −1 and A0 = 2K we get from (3.12)
And for n = 1/2 and A0 = K one finds from (3.12)
Rejecting the factor in the denominator of R. H. S of (4.6) we get
Thus it follows from above that our general expression for Lagrangtian of (1.1) correctly produce Lagrangian of (1.1) for α = 3K and β = K2, derived earlier by other authors.
The above analysis and examples clearly indicate that the Lagrangian of modified Emden-type Equation (1.1) can be derived for arbitrary values of α and β from Equation (3.12), which is the general uniform expression for Lagrangian of (1.1).
5. Hamiltonian of Modified Emden-Type Equation
The calculation of Hamiltonian of (1.1) is straight forward.
using (5.2) and (3.12)
using (5.3) (5.4)
Equation (5.4) is therefore, the expression for Hamiltonian of modified Emden-type Equation (1.1) for arbitrary α, β, where n and A0 are given by Equations (3.10) and (3.11) respectively.
6. Some Applications
The modified Emden-type Equation (1.1) is closely connected with Duffing oscillator type equation and Lotka-Volterra equation.
1) Force-free Duffing oscillator type equation
The force-free Duffing oscillator equation is:
The specific cases of (6.1) for α = 0 and β = 0 have been studied by many authors [ 13 - 15 ]. However their results are for specific cases only.
The solution of (6.1) for arbitrary α, β and γ can be obtained in a straight forward manner from our results of earlier sections in the following way:
An invertible point transformation [ 10 ]
and , γ = arbitrary parameter (6.2)
converts (6.1) into Equation (1.1) i.e., into MEE.
Therefore solution of (6.1) follows directly from (2.23) and (6.2):
Equation (6.3) is the general solution of force-free Dutting oscillator Equation (6.1) for arbitrary α, β and γ. A and B are two arbitrary constants.
2) Lotka-Volterra Equation in Two Dimension
Two dimensional Lotka-Volterra equation is of the form
where and etc are real parameters. This equation has been studied for a long time and its solution is important in mathematical biology [ 16 ].
For b1 = a1 and b3 = -a3 Equation (6.4) is of the form
Equation (6.5) can be written by eliminating y and as
Equation (6.6) is of the form (6.1) with
For these choices of α, β and γ solution of (6.6) follows directly from (6.3):
From (6.7) we can find easily analytic expression for y in the following way:
Now for simplicity we write (6.7) as
Therefore from (6.8) to (6.12)
Equation (6.7) and (6.13) give explicit analytical solution of Lotka-Volterra Equation (6.5). It is to be mentioned here that these solutions of Lotka-Volterra equation are perfectly new addition to literature.
In the above work, the initially proposed things, i.e., analytic explicit solution of Emden-type Equation (1.1) for arbitrary α, β and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian of Emden-type equation are all worked out. Further, as applications of the results, the Force-free Duffing oscillator and Lotka-Volterra (two dimensional) equation is also analytically solved. All the solutions are explicit and can be directly applied. It turns out that all the results obtained in this paper are new addition to literature.
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