[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Given an algebraic curve in the complex affine plane, we describe how to determine all planar polynomial vector fields which leave this curve invariant. If all (finite) singular points of the curve are nondegenerate, we give an explicit expression for these vector fields. In the general setting we provide an algorithmic approach, and as an alternative we discuss sigma processes.
Full-text · Article · Apr 2009 · Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A Mathematics
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Planar polynomial vector fields which admit invariant algebraic curves, Darboux integrating factors or Darboux first integrals are of special interest. In the present paper we solve the inverse problem for invariant algebraic curves with a given multiplicity and for integrating factors, under generic assumptions regarding the (multiple) invariant algebraic curves involved. In particular we prove, in this generic scenario, that the existence of a Darboux integrating factor implies Darboux integrability. Furthermore we construct examples where the genericity assumption does not hold and indicate that the situation is different for these.
Full-text · Article · Dec 2007 · Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A Mathematics