By Saugata Basu

This is the 1st graduate textbook at the algorithmic facets of genuine algebraic geometry. the most rules and methods awarded shape a coherent and wealthy physique of information. Mathematicians will locate proper information regarding the algorithmic points. Researchers in computing device technology and engineering will locate the mandatory mathematical historical past. Being self-contained the publication is offered to graduate scholars or even, for priceless elements of it, to undergraduate scholars. This moment version comprises numerous fresh effects on discriminants of symmetric matrices and different proper topics.

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Let k be the smallest integer such that σ(P (d−k) ) and σ (P (d−k) ) are different. Then σ(P (d−k+1) ) = σ (P (d−k+1) ) = 0. - If σ(P (d−k+1) ) = σ (P (d−k+1) ) = 1, x > x ⇔ σ(P (d−k) ) > σ (P (d−k) ), - If σ(P (d−k+1) ) = σ (P (d−k+1) ) = −1, x > x ⇔ σ(P (d−k) ) < σ (P (d−k) ). Proof. 36. 36 applied to P (d−k+1) . 36 applied to P (d−k+1) , and, on an interval, the sign of the derivative of a polynomial determines whether it is increasing or decreasing. 38. Let P ∈ R[X] and σ ∈ {0, 1, −1}Der(P ) , a sign condition on the set Der(P ) of derivatives of P .

Let P , P = 0, and Q be two polynomials with coefficients in a real closed field R, and let a and b (with a < b) be elements of R∪{−∞, +∞} that are not roots of P . Then, Var(sRem(P, Q); a, b) = Ind(Q/P ; a, b). If Q = 0 the theorem holds. If Q = 0, let R = Rem(P, Q) and let σ(a) be the sign of P Q at a and σ(b) be the sign of P Q at b. 70 proceeds by induction on the length of the signed remainder sequence and is based on the following lemmas. 71. If a and b are not roots of a polynomial in the signed remainder sequence, Ind(Q/P ; a, b) = Ind(−R/Q; a, b) + σ(b) Ind(−R/Q; a, b) if σ(a)σ(b) = −1, if σ(a)σ(b) = 1.

There exists a polynomial R(T1 , . . , Tk ) ∈ A[T1 , . . , Tk ] such that Q(X1 , . . , Xk ) = R(E1 , . . , Ek ). 20 uses the notion of graded lexicographical ordering. We define first the lexicographical ordering, which is the order of the dictionary and will be used at several places in the book. We denote by Mk the set of monomials in k variables. Note that Mk can be identified with Nk defining X α = X1α1 · · · Xkαk . 21 (Lexicographical ordering). Let (B, <) be a totally ordered set. The lexicographical ordering ,