Graduate Student Seminar, 4:30pm May 5, 2003, Hayes-Healy 231


Dan Bates


The Basics of Numerical Algebraic Geometry


I will begin by discussing the basic ideas of the field of numerical algebraic geometry. Specifically, I will describe some probability-one algorithms that may be used to find and classify points on a variety that is given by a system of complex polynomials. This numerical description is useful in many applications, a few of which will be mentioned briefly. In the time remaining, I will describe some of the numerical aspects of this method, including some questions that I am currently investigating.

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