Self-dual gravity is completely integrable

Nutku Y., Sheftel M. B. , Kalayci J., YAZICI D.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL, cilt.41, sa.39, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 39
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1088/1751-8113/41/39/395206


We discover a multi-Hamiltonian structure of a complex Monge-Ampere equation (CMA) set in a real first-order 2-component form. Therefore, by Magri's theorem this is a completely integrable system in four real dimensions. We start with Lagrangian and Hamiltonian densities and obtain a symplectic form and the Hamiltonian operator that determines the Dirac bracket. We have calculated all point symmetries of the 2-component CMA system and Hamiltonians of the symmetry flows. We have found two new real recursion operators for symmetries which commute with the operator of a symmetry condition on solutions of the CMA system. These operators form two Lax pairs for the 2-component system. The recursion operators, applied to the first Hamiltonian operator, generate infinitely many real Hamiltonian structures. We show how to construct an infinite hierarchy of higher commuting flows together with the corresponding infinite chain of their Hamiltonians.