On an integrability criterion for a family of cubic oscillators
In this work we consider a family of cubic, with respect to the first derivative, nonlinear oscillators. We obtain the equivalence criterion for this family of equations and a non-canonical form of Ince Ⅶ equation, where as equivalence transformations we use generalized nonlocal transformations. As a result, we construct two integrable subfamilies of the considered family of equations. We also demonstrate that each member of these two subfamilies possesses an autonomous parametric first integral. Furthermore, we show that generalized nonlocal transformations preserve autonomous invariant curves for the equations from the studied family. As a consequence, we demonstrate that each member of these integrable subfamilies has two autonomous invariant curves, that correspond to irreducible polynomial invariant curves of the considered non-canonical form of Ince Ⅶ equation. We illustrate our results by two examples: An integrable cubic oscillator and a particular case of the Liénard (4, 9) equation.