# Questions tagged [resultants]

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### Has vol. 3A of Cullis's “Matrices and Determinoids” been scanned and vol. 3B been archived?

This is a borderline question, but I'm going to risk posing it.
Cuthbert Edmund Cullis (1875?-1955?) was a somewhat obscure British mathematician whose opus magnum was a multi-volume treatise called ...

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### Polynomial defined recursively by a resultant

Cross posting from MSE.
Definition:
For any natural number $n\ge 3$, define the polynomial $P_{n}\left(x_1,x_2,...,x_{n-1},x_{n} \right)$, with indeterminates $x_{i}$, where $i\in\{1,2,...,n-1,n\}$, ...

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### Polynomials that share at least one root

This is a generalization of an MSE question,
Polynomials that share at least one root.
Let $P(x)$ be a specific polynomial of degree $d$, with given
real coefficients $A_i$ ($A_d=1$), and real roots:
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### An explicit formula for characteristic polynomial of matrix tensor product [closed]

Consider two polynomials P and Q and their companion matrices. It seems that char polynomial of tensor product of said matrices would be a polynomial with roots that are all possible pairs product of ...

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### Division of bivariate polynomials

The following theorem (lemma 4.2.18 on page 97) is proven in thesis "Computationally efficient Error-Correcting Codes and Holographic Proofs" by Daniel Alan Spielman:
Let $E(X, Y)$ be a polynomial ...

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### Final step in Coppersmith?

In the final step in Coppersmith technique we have $n$ polynomials (possibly non-homogeneous) in $\mathbb Z[x_1,\dots,x_m]$ where $m\leq n$ and using elimination theory we extract the common integer ...

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### Resultants for compactly represented product form polynomials?

Typically computing resultnt of $n+1$ different $n+1$-variate homogeneous polynomials takes $O(poly(\prod_{i=1}^{d_{i}}))$ time where $d_i$ is degree of $i$th polynomial. In certain cases the ...

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### Intersection number of two projective curves using the resultant and tangent lines

For my thesis, I'm working on the intersection of projective plane curves over $\mathbb{C}$. We define the intersection number of projective plane curves (see for example Gibson - Elementary Geometry ...

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### Efficient algorithm to compute resultants of sparse polynomials?

Consider two polynomials $f,g\in\mathbb{F}_2$ of degree $O(2^n)$, with the property that they are extremely sparse (say, only $O(n)$ of the coefficients are non-zero). Is there a way to calculate ...

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### Irreducibility of the Sylvester resultant

If $r$ and $s$ are positive integers, $R$ a commutative ring and $a_0,\dots,a_r$, $b_0,\dots,b_s$ independent variables, we can consider the polynomials $f=\sum_{i=0}^ra_iX^i$ and $g=\sum_{j=0}^sb_iX^...

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### Solutions to a certain Birkhoff-interpolation problem

$\newcommand{\CC}{\mathbb{C}}$
Let for $n > 1$ and $m = n-1$
$$
p = x^n + a_1 x^{n-1} + \cdots + a_m x
$$
be a polynomial with $a_i \in \CC$. Call $p^{(i)}(x) = \frac{d^ip}{dx^i}(x)$.
The ...

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### Gröbner bases of resultants and their monomial ideals

$\newcommand{QQ}{\mathbb{Q}}$
Consider the ring $R = \QQ[x, a_1,\ldots,a_m]$ for a certain integer $m$ and the homogeneous polynomial
$$
f = x^{m+1} + \sum_{i=1}^m a_i^i x^{m+1 - i}
$$
Now let
$$
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### Splitting the Resultant, as when the Determinant becomes the square of the Pfaffian

The Determinant of an $n\times n$ matrix, viewed as a polynomial in the entries, is irreducible. But when it is restricted to the subspace of alternate matrices, it becomes reducible, actually the ...

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### Determinant is to Pfaffian as resultant is to what?

This is an irresponsible question: I do not have done any thinking on it, or even literature search.
I just became curious whether there is some modification of the notion of a common root of two ...

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### What is the essence of the constant factor in the standard definitions of the discriminant?

Let $f(x) = x^m+\sum_{j=0}^{m-1}f_{m-j}x^j\in P[x]$ be a monic polynomial over a field $P$ and let $f(x) = (x-\alpha_1)\cdot\ldots\cdot(x-\alpha_m)$ be a factorization of $f$ over an extension field $...

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### Resultant of two special trinomials

Consider $f(x)=x^n-x^s-1$ and $g(x)=x^i-x^j-1$ , I want to find $Resultant(f,g)$. It is well known that it is determinant of a Sylvester matrix but, I am finding it to obscure to evaluate in that way. ...

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### How to find solutions for four polynomial equations with four unknown variables using Resultant Theory

Can I use resultant theory (or polynomial resultant method) to find solutions for four simultaneous polynomial equations with four unknown variables?
So far, I could only find examples which uses two ...

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### GPS calculations under $L^p$ norms

GPS calculations require finding a sphere externally tangent to
four given spheres, an
Apollonian problem
in $\mathbb{R}^3$.
The center of that fifth sphere is one of the $16$ possible solutions to
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### Irreducibility of a resultant of real and imaginary parts of a characteristic polynomial

The following question is motivated by the study of a stability border for a robust linear time-invariant control system.
Let us we have an affine family of $n\times n$ matrices with indeterminate ($\...

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### Combinatorics of resultants

This is a crosspost of https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/446470/combinatorics-of-resultants which received no answer. [EDIT: I deleted the initial copy of the question on MathSE].
Let $f(z)=\...

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### Resultant of system with 3 polynomials and 3 variables

Let us say I have a system of 3 polynomials, f1(x,y,z), f2(x,y,z), f3(x,y,z). How to find the resultant of these 3 polynomials? What I mean is: is there any special method to do this? Does the ...

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### The resultant of two degree n and n - 1 functions in two variables of t

I'm currently studying the implicitization of bezier curves (that is, finding a function that f(x, y) = 0 for any x and y pairs of a curve p(t)) as part of an algorithm for curve intersection. The ...

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### When is the Wendt binomial circulant determinant divisible by 3?

The Wendt binomial circulant determinant $W_n$ can be defined quite simply as a resultant:
$$ W_n = \operatorname{res}(x^n-1, (x+1)^n-1). $$
Truer to its name, one may also define it as the ...

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### Multipolynomial resultants

We know that the resultant of two polynomials can be computed as the determinant of their Sylvester matrix ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_matrix ). How do we compute the resultant of more ...