Non–linear wave equations and their invariant solutions
Botolo, Enock Willy Lesego
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We carry out a preliminary group classification of the following family of non-linear wave equations u_tt =f(u_x)u_xx+g(u_x)+x. We first re-obtain the principal Lie algebra obtained by Ibragimov et al[3) and then construct the equivalence Lie algebra. In order to partially classify this family of wave equations, optimal systems of one-dimensional sub-algebras of the equivalence Lie algebra are constructed and in so doing, two distinct equations are obtained. We furthermore determine some invariant solutions of these equations.