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Boundary of a tropical variety.

For a variety X (over some proper fields), if Trop(X) is a tropicalization of X, then we know that Trop(X) is a polyhedral complex. If we consider the interior of the support of that polyhedral ...
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What is Tropicalization, and how is it applied

My question is: What is Tropicalization, how is it done, and what are some basic applications of it? motivation I am interested especially in how questions about enumerative algebraic geometry ...
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Chow ring of extended tropicalizations

In Allermann-Rau '09, the authors define the Chow groups of an arbitrary abstract tropical cycle. In particular, one may take the tropical cycle to be the tropicalization of a subvariety of a torus. ...
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Tropicalization of the Grassmannian

Let $Trop(Gr(m,n))$ denote the tropicalization of the grassmannian $Gr(n,m)$. Let $\phi^m : \mathbb R^{n \choose 2} \rightarrow \mathbb R^{n \choose m}$ such that $X_{i,j} \rightarrow ...
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Family of hypersurfaces in (C^*)^2 corresponding to tropical family

Edit: I realize the mathematics below is lacking a precise phrasing. I hope that the intuitiion behind the question is clear enough that a reader will understand the question and provide guidance. The ...
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Picture of a 3 dimensional amoeba.

On Wikipedia there some pictures of two dimensional amoebas (Thanks to Oleg Alexandrov for the pictures and the Matlab code he gives to build them). I was wondering if somewhere there are pictures ...
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Algorithms for “Ideals” in polynomial algebras over the max-plus semi-ring

I'm a beginner in tropical geometry, and I'm running into the following question: In the usual polynomial ring over a field, one has algorithms (i.e. using a Groebner basis) for determining whether ...
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Hypersurfaces in Toric Varieties, Help understand a proof from Mikhalkin's paper

Hello, in G. Mikhalkin's Papaer "DECOMPOSITION INTO PAIRS-OF-PANTS FOR COMPLEX ALGEBRAIC HYPERSURFACES": http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0205011.pdf There is a lemma about the relation between intersection ...
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Learning Tropical geometry

I'm interested in learning tropical geometry. But my background in algebraic geometry is limited. I know basic facts about varieties in affine and projective space, but nothing about sheaves, schemes ...
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Why tropical geometry?

Tropical geometry can be described as "algebraic geometry" over the semifield $\mathbb{T}$ of tropical numbers. As a set, $\mathbb{T}=\mathbb{R}\cup \{ -\infty\}$; this is endowed with addition being ...
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Properties from Tropical Geometry that do not imply their algebraic counterpart.

One of the motivations to study tropical geometry is that there are some hard Algebraic Questions that can be answered by proving them in the Tropical World. For example one can show that tropical ...
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Mikhalkin's tropical schemes versus Durov's tropical schemes

In Mikhalkin's unfinished draft book on tropical geometry, (available here) (page 26) he defines a notion of tropical schemes. It seems to me that this definition is not just a wholesale adaptation of ...
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Intersection of curves on projective toric surface and some enumerative questions

Reading on the tropical approach to enumerative geometry I have come across the claim: given a projective toric surface from a polygon P, we can consider a tautological bundle of algebraic / ...
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When is the quotient of a tropical curve also a tropical curve?

A plane tropical curve $\Gamma$ is the corner locus of a tropical polynomial in two variables. That is, it is the set of points at which the tropical polynomial, which is a piecewise-linear concave ...
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What can we learn from the tropicalization of an algebraic variety?

I often hear people speaking of the many connections between algebraic varieties and tropical geometry and how geometric information about a variety can be read off from the associated tropical ...
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Weight filtration and Hodge theory for tropical varieties

Many concepts is algebraic geometry have tropical analogues. Question: Is there an analogue of the weight filtration or Hodge filtration for tropical varieties? A tropical curve ends up being ...
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How to Tropicalize a Polynomial in Two Variables?

Trying to draw the Amoeba With Mathematica, it's possible to graph $e^{-k x} + e^{-k y} = 1,e^{-k x} - e^{-k y} = 1$ and $e^{-k x} + e^{-k y} = -1$ to get the amoeba of 1 + x + y when k = 1. Then by ...
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Is anything known about the enumeration of degree d, genus g curves in CP^2 where g >1 ?

I wanted to know if there is something analogous to Kontsevich's recursion formula for enumeration of genus zero curves in $\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^2$, for higher genus curves. There is a similar ...
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How should one approach tropical mathematics?

Let me preface this by saying that my background is pretty meagre (i.e. solid undergrad). However, a few months ago I came across this paper which presented an idea that struck me as really ...