The Camassa-Holm Equation: A Loop Group Approach

Jeremy Schiff

Physica D 121 24-43 (1998).

A map is presented that associates with each element of a loop group a solution of an equation related by a simple change of coordinates to the Camassa-Holm (CH) Equation. Certain simple automorphisms of the loop group give rise to Backlund transformations of the equation. These are used to find 2-soliton solutions of the CH equation, as well as some novel singular solutions.