Casorati Determinant Solution for the Relativistic Toda Lattice Equation
The relativistic Toda lattice equation is decomposed into three Toda systems, the Toda lattice itself, Bäcklund transformation of Toda lattice and discrete time Toda lattice. It is shown that the solutions of the equation are given in terms of the Casorati determinant. By using the Casoratian technique, the bilinear equations of Toda systems are reduced to the Laplace expansion form for determinants. The $N$-soliton solution is explicitly constructed in the form of the Casorati determinant.