Computations in Algebraic Geometry with Macaulay 2

Systems of polynomial equations arise throughout mathematics, science, and engineering. Algebraic geometry provides powerful theoretical techniques for studying the qualitative and quantitative features of their solution sets. Re­ cently developed algorithms have made theoretical aspects of the subj...

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Other Authors: Eisenbud, David (Editor), Grayson, Daniel R. (Editor), Stillman, Mike (Editor), Sturmfels, Bernd (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2002, 2002
Edition:1st ed. 2002
Series:Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Systems of polynomial equations arise throughout mathematics, science, and engineering. Algebraic geometry provides powerful theoretical techniques for studying the qualitative and quantitative features of their solution sets. Re­ cently developed algorithms have made theoretical aspects of the subject accessible to a broad range of mathematicians and scientists. The algorith­ mic approach to the subject has two principal aims: developing new tools for research within mathematics, and providing new tools for modeling and solv­ ing problems that arise in the sciences and engineering. A healthy synergy emerges, as new theorems yield new algorithms and emerging applications lead to new theoretical questions. This book presents algorithmic tools for algebraic geometry and experi­ mental applications of them. It also introduces a software system in which the tools have been implemented and with which the experiments can be carried out. Macaulay 2 is a computer algebra system devoted to supporting research in algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, and their applications. The reader of this book will encounter Macaulay 2 in the context of concrete applications and practical computations in algebraic geometry. The expositions of the algorithmic tools presented here are designed to serve as a useful guide for those wishing to bring such tools to bear on their own problems. A wide range of mathematical scientists should find these expositions valuable. This includes both the users of other programs similar to Macaulay 2 (for example, Singular and CoCoA) and those who are not interested in explicit machine computations at all
Physical Description:XV, 329 p. 1 illus online resource
ISBN:9783662048511