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We now turn to the mathematical physics of this paper. III TWO SIGNIFICANT 'ROUTES' IN MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS These are the routes (i) and (ii) itemised in (i) §I. Flat connection is the Sklyanin bracket The Lax pair Vx = Uv, Vt = Vv expressed [15] in terms of the I-form o = Udx + Vdt (U,V E: g = g 0 [1;, 1;-1] can be (15) and dv = Ov. Compatibility of this pair of linear equations in the column vector v requires the Poincare integrability condition d 2 v = 0 so e 52 = dO - 0 A 0 =0 (16) which for isospectral flows t;t :: 0 [15] is the Nonlinear Evolution Equation (NEE) which is (9).

Wallenberg started from this point. In [W], he gave a complete determination of commuting operators P and Q when 1. ordP 2. ord P = ordQ = 2, and = 1 and ord Q = n > 0 . So far still everything is easy. Then he studied the case of ord P = 2 and ord Q = 3, and noticed that the Weierstrass elliptic function appears in the coefficients of these operators (cf. Eq. (2)). He dealt with a few more examples such as order 2 and 5, but did not obtain any general theorem. Maybe Wallenberg's attempt was too much ahead of time.

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