Advances in Mathematical Physics

Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 974050, 8 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/974050

## Separation Transformation and a Class of Exact Solutions to the Higher-Dimensional Klein-Gordon-Zakharov Equation

^{1}School of Statistics and Mathematics, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 100081, China^{2}School of Science, Beijing Information Science and Technology University, Beijing 100192, China^{3}China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corp., Beijing 100028, China

Received 8 February 2014; Accepted 30 March 2014; Published 24 April 2014

Academic Editor: Christian Maes

Copyright © 2014 Jing Chen 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.

#### Abstract

The separation transformation method is extended to the -dimensional Klein-Gordon-Zakharov equation describing the interaction of the Langmuir wave and the ion acoustic wave in plasma. We first reduce the -dimensional Klein-Gordon-Zakharov equation to a set of partial differential equations and two nonlinear ordinary differential equations of the separation variables. Then the general solutions of the set of partial differential equations are given and the two nonlinear ordinary differential equations are solved by extended -expansion method. Finally, some new exact solutions of the -dimensional Klein-Gordon-Zakharov equation are proposed explicitly by combining the separation transformation with the exact solutions of the separation variables. It is shown that, for the case of , there is an arbitrary function in every exact solution, which may reveal more nontrivial nonlinear structures in the high-dimensional Klein-Gordon-Zakharov equation.

#### 1. Introduction

The Klein-Gordon equation (sometimes called Klein-Gordon-Fock equation) [1] is a relativistic version of the Schrödinger equation. Its nonlinear counterpart is the nonlinear Klein-Gordon equation [2]: where and are constants, which has important applications in various fields. For example, it is attributed to the classical field theory in the physics of elementary particles and fields, and it can describe the propagation of dislocations within crystals and the propagation of magnetic flux on a Josephson line, and so on. One extension of the nonlinear Klein-Gordon equation is the -dimensional Klein-Gordon-Zakharov (KGZ) equation [3, 4]: with as a complex function and as a real function, which is a classical model describing the interaction of the Langmuir wave and the ion acoustic wave in plasma [3, 4]. The variable denotes the fast time scale component of electric field raised by electrons and the variable denotes the deviation of ion density from its equilibrium. In recent years, some authors applied analytical and numerical methods [5–8] to solve the -dimensional KGZ equation (2) and obtained many exact and numerical solutions.

The high-dimensional extension of KGZ equation is important in real applications, so in this paper we would like to investigate the -dimensional KGZ equation: where is the Laplacian operator and . This equation is the generalization of the KGZ equation (2) and we will show that it has many exact solutions with an arbitrary function.

More recently, Wang [9] extended the separation transformation method proposed in [10–12] to the -dimensional coupled nonlinear Klein-Gordon equations. Then Liu et al. [13] and we [14] further extended the separation transformation method to various high-dimensional nonlinear soliton equations and obtained explicitly many exact solutions with arbitrary functions.

In this paper, by means of the separation transformation approach [9–14] we derive the exact solutions of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3). The rest of this paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, a separation transformation is presented and the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) is reduced to a set of partial differential equations and two nonlinear ordinary differential equations. In Section 3, the two nonlinear ordinary differential equations are solved and some special exact solutions of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) are constructed explicitly. Conclusions are presented in Section 4.

#### 2. Separation Transformation and Its Application

The following proposition reveals the relationship between the exact solutions of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) and two nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) along with a set of partial differential equations (PDEs).

Proposition 1. *The functions and solve the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) if the functions , , , and solve the following set of differential equations:
**
where , , and and are constants.*

*Proof. *Assume that the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) has the following solution:
where and are functions to be determined.

Substituting (6) into the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) yields two ODEs:
If asking and to solve
where and are auxiliary constants, then (7) are reduced to two nonlinear ODEs of functions and as
This finishes the proof of the proposition.

We see that under the separation transformation (6) the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) is separated into two sets of differential equations, namely, the PDEs in (8) and ODEs in (9). If we can obtain the exact solutions of the differential equations (8) and (9), the explicitly exact solutions of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) can be built immediately. In what follows, we solve the PDEs in (8) firstly.

When , the PDEs of functions , in (8) become which has the following general solutions: where , , and , are integral constants.

When , the PDEs in (8) have the following general solutions: where is an arbitrary function, , , and are constants, and , , , , , and are constants satisfying

Thus we conclude in this section that the exact solution of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) can be written as where and satisfy ODEs (9) and , are functions given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for .

It is remarked that when , there is an arbitrary function in each exact solution of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3), which may reveal abundant nonlinear structures in this nonlinear equation.

#### 3. New Exact Solutions of the -Dimensional KGZ Equation (3)

In this section, we search for the exact solutions of the nonlinear ODEs in (9) by means of the -expansion method proposed by Wang et al. [15–17]. Based on the explicit solutions of the ODEs in (11), many exact solutions of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) are obtained explicitly via the separation transformation (6).

Integrating the first equation in (9) we have

Thus the second equation in (9) becomes an ODE of as

In what follows, we solve the ODE (16) by using the extended -expansion method proposed by Wang et al. [15–17]. In doing so, assume that the solution of ODE (16) is where are constants to be determined and satisfies the elliptic equation [18]: whose solutions in Jacobi elliptic function forms [18] are listed in Table 1 in the Appendix.

Substituting (17) with (18) into ODE (16), we find that the variables , and have two groups of solutions.

*Group 1.*

Consider that
*Group 2.*

Consider that

Combining the separation transformation (6) with (15), (17), (19), or (20) along with (11)–(13) and the solutions of elliptic equation (18) in Table 1 yields the special exact solutions of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) as follows.

*Solution 1. *Jacobi elliptic sn-function solution is as follows:
where is Jacobi elliptic sn-function with modulus and the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for . When , we have the soliton solution of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) as

*Solution 2. *Jacobi elliptic cn-function solution is as follows:
where is Jacobi elliptic cn-function with modulus and the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for . When , we have the soliton solution of the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) as

*Solution 3. *Jacobi elliptic dn-function solution is as follows:
where is Jacobi elliptic dn-function with modulus and the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for .

*Solution 4. *Jacobi elliptic ns-cs-function solution is as follows:
where and are Jacobi elliptic functions with modulus and the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for .

*Solution 5. *Jacobi elliptic nc-sc-function solution is as follows:
where and are Jacobi elliptic functions with modulus and the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for . Note that here.

*Solution 6. *Jacobi elliptic ns-ds-function solution is as follows:
where is a Jacobi elliptic function with modulus and the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for .

*Solution 7. *Jacobi elliptic sn-ns-function solution is as follows:
where the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for .

*Solution 8. *Jacobi elliptic cn-nc-function solution is as follows:
where the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for .

*Solution 9. *Jacobi elliptic dn-nd-function solution is as follows:
where is a Jacobi elliptic function with modulus and the functions and are given by (11) for and (12) with (13) for .

*Remark 2. *It is noted that we can also list many other types of exact solutions for the -dimensional KGZ equation (3) by using the exact solutions of the elliptic equation (18) in Table 1.

When , denote and ; we find that (3) becomes the -dimensional KGZ equation as
which has separation solution of the form
where and are expressed by Solutions 1–9 above and and satisfy
where , , and are constants and , , , , , , , , and are constants satisfying

In what follows, we take Solution 2 in (23)-(24) as an example to study the novel nonlinear structures in -dimensional KGZ equation. To do so, choose a set of special solution of (35) as

Because is an arbitrary function of , we can select special form of to describe the nonlinear excitations of the -dimensional KGZ equation.

Figures 1 and 2 show particular nonlinear wave structures at time , given by (33)-(34), (23), and (24) with (36) and the function selection
and the choice of other parameters

Figure 3 demonstrates a particular nonlinear wave structure at time , given by (33)-(34) and (24) with parameters in (36) and (38) and the function selection

It is observed from Figure 3 that the special choice of arbitrary function reveals a nonlinear soliton-like structure in the -dimensional KGZ equation, which is periodic in the direction of plane .

#### 4. Conclusion

In conclusion, we have derived some exact Jacobi elliptic function solutions and soliton solutions of the -dimensional Klein-Gordon-Zakharov equation by separation transformation method proposed in [9, 10, 12]. It is shown that, for the high-dimensional case, that is, , there is an arbitrary function in every exact solution of the -dimensional Klein-Gordon-Zakharov equation. For the case of we demonstrate some novel nonlinear structures by choosing the arbitrary function specially. The separation transformation method may also be useful to solve other nonlinear wave models to explain the nonlinear excitations and localized nonlinear wave structures [19–23] in the physics of elementary particles and fields.

#### Appendix

In the Appendix, we present the relationships between the values of and the corresponding solutions of the elliptic equation (18) in Table 1; see also [18].

In the following table, the functions , and are three basic Jacobi elliptic functions with modulus . As seen in Table 1, the other Jacobi elliptic functions are the combinations of these three Jacobian elliptic functions. For example, as shown before we have . When the modulus , the Jacobi elliptic functions degenerate as the hyperbolic functions: , and . When the modulus , they degenerate as the trigonometric functions or constant: , and .

#### Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

#### Acknowledgments

This work is supported by Talent Youth Program of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (Grant no. YETP0984), Scientific Research Common Program of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (Grant no. SQKM201211232017), and Excellent Talent Program of Beijing (Grant no. 2012D005007000005).

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