We present a compact parametric representation of the smooth bright multisoliton solutions for the modified Camassa-Holm (mCH) equation with cubic nonlinearity. We first transform the mCH equation to an associated mCH equation through a reciprocal transformation and then find a novel Bäcklund transformation between solutions of the associated mCH equation and a model equation for shallow-water waves (SWW) introduced by Ablowitz et al. We combine this result with the expressions of the multisoliton solutions for the SWW and modified Korteweg-de Vries equations to obtain the multisoliton solutions of the mCH equation. Subsequently, we investigate the properties of the one- and two-soliton solutions as well as the general multisoliton solutions. We show that the smoothness of the solutions is assured only if the amplitude parameters of solitons satisfy certain conditions. We also find that at a critical value of the parameter beyond which the solution becomes singular, the soliton solution exhibits a different feature from that of the peakon solution of the CH equation. Then, by performing an asymptotic analysis for large time, we obtain the formula for the phase shift and confirm the solitonic nature of the multisoliton solutions. Finally, we use the Bäcklund transformation to derive an infinite number of conservation laws of the mCH equation.
Received 16 January 2013Accepted 07 May 2013Published online 29 May 2013
This work was partially supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant No. 22540228.
Article outline: I. INTRODUCTION II. CONSTRUCTION OF MULTISOLITON SOLUTIONS A. Associated mCH equation B. Multisoliton solutions III. PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS A. One-soliton solution B. Two-soliton solution C. N-soliton solution IV. CONSERVATION LAWS V. CONCLUDING REMARKS
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