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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 271960, 6 pages
Research Article

Exact Solutions and Conservation Laws of the Drinfel’d-Sokolov-Wilson System

International Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Private Bag X 2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa

Received 22 January 2014; Accepted 4 March 2014; Published 27 March 2014

Academic Editor: Baojian Hong

Copyright © 2014 Catherine Matjila et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We study the Drinfel'd-Sokolov-Wilson system, which was introduced as a model of water waves. Firstly we obtain exact solutions of this system using the -expansion method. In addition to exact solutions we also construct conservation laws for the underlying system using Noether's approach.