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On the Initial Value Problem of the Toda and Kac-van Moerbeke Hierarchies
We provide a brief review of the initial value problem associated with the Toda and Kac-van Moerbeke hierarchies. We give a simple proof for the basic (global) existence and uniqueness theorem and provide some additional details for the inverse scattering transform. In addition, we also show how to obtain solutions of the Kac-van Moerbeke hierarchy from solutions of the Toda hierarchy via a Miura type transform.