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### Algebraic approach to showing trigonometric equations have no solution

I have very little background in algebra and algebraic geometry, so please bear with me.
I am trying to show that certain systems of trigonometric polynomial equations generally have no solution. One ...

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### Entropy in elimination theory, or a brief remark by Gelfand-Kapranov-Zelevinsky

In the introduction to their book "Discriminants, resultants and multidimensional determinant", the authors state a very intriguing observation concerning the coefficients of monomials appearing in ...

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### Why A. Weil considered elimination theory to be eliminated?

It is well known that André Weil declared, in the 1940's, that elimination theory must be eliminated from algebraic geometry. I would like to understand his mathematical reasons to adopt such an ...

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### Why is any maximal minor of the Bezoutian matrix divisible by the resultant?

I'm referring to Emiris and Mourrain's paper "Matrices in Elimination Theory," Theorem 3.13. Toward the end of the proof, it says that, just because $(f_1,\ldots,f_{n+1})$ is dense in ${\cal Z}({\rm ...

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### Calculating the images of varieties under projections

Dear all,
I am interested in the following basic and fundamental question in elimination theory: given a variety in some product space $Z\subseteq X\times Y$, how could I explicitly calculate the ...

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### Interpolating for particular coefficients

Say $F(X) \in \mathbb{Z}[X]$ is an even degree polynomial of degree $2n$.
One needs to evaluate $F(X)$ at $O(n)$ points to interpolate and get all the coefficients of $F(X)$.
However say I need ...

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### General hyperplane sections and projection from a point

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, and consider some subscheme $X\subset \mathbb{P}_k^n$. Let $x$ be a closed point of $X$, and $H$ a general hyperplane containing $x$. There is a regular map ...

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### Polynomial with two repeated roots

I have a polynomial of degree 4 $f(t) \in \mathbb{C}[t]$, and I'd like to know when it has two repeated roots, in terms of its coefficients.
Phrased otherwise I'd like to find the equations of the ...