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Tools for extracting information from numerically approximated<br/><br/>varieties and schemes

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 1:40pm - 2:30pm
EE/CS 3-180
Chris Peterson (Colorado State University)
There
are natural situations where one is led to consider numeric approximations
of varieties, schemes, sheaves, ideals, modules, etc. For instance, given a
homogeneous ideal one might be able to determine a reduced primary
decomposition via numerical methods (such as homotopy continuation) whereas
symbolic methods might be too slow or not even apply. This provides
motivation to develop a set of tools to handle and manipulate numerically
approximated varieties and schemes. In this talk, I will discuss some tools
of use for these objects. This is joint work with Dan Bates and Andrew
Sommese.
MSC Code: 
49M25