Preface; 1. The KdV equation and its symmetries; 2. The KdV hierarchy; 3. The Hirota equation and vertex operators; 4. The calculus of Fermions; 5. The Boson-Fermion correspondence; 6. Transformation groups and tau functions; 7. The transformation group of the KdV equation; 8. Finite dimensional Grassmannians and Plucker relations; 9. Infinite dimensional Grassmannians; 10. The bilinear identity revisited; Solutions to exercises; Bibliography; Index.
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