Title | APPLYSYM |

Author | Thomas Wolf |

Short description | The package APPLYSYM takes as input a differential equation (DE) or a system of DEs and its point symmetries, for example computed by the program LIEPDE. It computes symmetry and similarity variables through solving single first order partial DEs (PDEs) with the procedure QUASILINPDE. This procedure formulates an equivalent characteristic non-linear system of ordinary DEs (ODEs) which is investigated by the program CRACK. Although the program CRACK is primarily made for dealing with overdetermined DE-systems, it nevertheless has good chances of solving the not overdetermined characteristic ODE-systems because CRACK has a number of different integration techniques built in and because Lie-symmetries often have a simple form which results in relatively simple characteristic ODE-systems. The program QUASILINPDE can be used independently without connection to symmetries for solving quasi-linear first order PDEs as demonstrated in applysym.tst. |

Platform | REDUCE, version 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8 |

System requirements | The memory requirements depend crucially on the application. The non-trivial computations in the test file applysym.tst have been run in a 4MB session under LINUX. |

Installation | In a running REDUCE session either do in "applysym.red"$ or, in order to speed up computation, either compile it with on comp$ before the above command, or, generate a fast-loading compiled file once with faslout "applysym"$ in "applysym.red"$ faslend$ and load that file whenever you want to run APPLYSYM with load applysym$ In a similar way proceed with the files crack.red, liepde.red. The above commands assume all files to be in the current directory. |

More information/updates | There are available a
manual, a
test file
and a
log file.
The latest version is available from http://lie.math.brocku.ca/crack/src/. |

Contact | e-mail: Thomas Wolf |