01351nas a2200133 4500008004100000245008400041210007000125260003900195520087300234100001901107700001901126700002101145856005101166 2014 en d00aFinite dimensional Kadomtsev-Petviashvili τ-functions. I. Finite Grassmannians0 aFinite dimensional KadomtsevPetviashvili τfunctions I Finite Gra bAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.3 aWe study τ-functions of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili hierarchy in terms of abelian group actions on finite dimensional Grassmannians, viewed as subquotients of the Hilbert space Grassmannians of Sato, Segal, and Wilson. A determinantal formula of Gekhtman and Kasman involving exponentials of finite dimensional matrices is shown to follow naturally from such reductions. All reduced flows of exponential type generated by matrices with arbitrary nondegenerate Jordan forms are derived, both in the Grassmannian setting and within the fermionic operator formalism. A slightly more general determinantal formula involving resolvents of the matrices generating the flow, valid on the big cell of the Grassmannian, is also derived. An explicit expression is deduced for the Plücker coordinates appearing as coefficients in the Schur function expansion of the τ-function.1 aBalogh, Ferenc1 aFonseca, Tiago1 aHarnad, John, P. uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/34952