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For questions about tropical geometry, piece-wise linear functions with integer slopes, tropical degenerations and applications of tropical geometry, max-plus algebra, and tropical semifields.

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### Kouchnirenko's theorem for non-generic polynomials

In Polyèdres de Newton et nombres de Milnor (Theorem 1.18), Kouchnirenko proved that given Laurent polynomials $f_1, \dotsc, f_k$ in $k$ variables, the number of isolated solutions is less than or ...
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### Does tropicalization commute with composition?

Say we have two polynomials $$f = \sum d_n x^n, \quad g = \sum_n b_n x^n$$ that tropicalize to $$F = \max(d_n + nx), \quad G = \max(b_n + nx).$$ Can we say $f\circ g$ tropicalizes to $F\circ G$? ...
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Consider a collection of $n$ rational functions $f_i,\ i=1,\dots,n$ in $n$ variables $t_i,\ i=1,\dots,n$. Let $J^f$ be the rational function defined implicitly by $$\bigwedge_{i=1}^n \frac{dt_i}{t_i}J^... 1 vote 0 answers 39 views ### Parametrize regions of positivity of a polynomial I realize that this problem is extremely generic, so I am pessimistic that there may be concrete solutions, but let me try... Consider a multi-variate polynomial P(x), is it possible to find ... 2 votes 0 answers 89 views ### How to define the limit of an infinite sequence of Newton polytopes rigorously? Let A_1 \subset A_2 \subset \cdots and each A_i is a finite set of polynomials over variables x_1, \ldots, x_n. For each i, let N_i be the Newton polytope of A_i. Since A_{\infty} has ... 4 votes 0 answers 133 views ### History of tropical mathematics This is a follow-up to this question about the origin of tropical mathematics. Are there any articles, websites or books which deal with the history of tropical mathematics? I have been trying to find ... 7 votes 4 answers 728 views ### Origin of tropical mathematics On Wikipedia, it is claimed without a source that Imre Simon founded tropical mathematics. The first work of his I was able to find on the subject is Limited subsets of a free monoid which uses the ... 6 votes 0 answers 185 views ### Motives in tropical geometry Is there a notion of motives in tropical geometry? Similar like the notion introduced by Grothendieck in algebraic geometry. 1 vote 0 answers 23 views ### Proving equivalence of tropical polynomials I am new to the world of tropical mathematics. I am wondering if there is an algorithm to prove the equivalence of two tropical polynomials (in the plus-min semiring let's say), say over multivaribles?... 7 votes 0 answers 103 views ### What is the closed cone generated by constant and coordinate functions and closed under taking f\mapsto\max(f,0)? Let C be the smallest closed convex cone of functions from \mathbb{R}^n to \mathbb{R} that contains all constant functions, all coordinate functions, and such that \max(f,0)\in C whenever f\... 2 votes 0 answers 173 views ### Enlightening examples of tropical skeletons of Berkovich spaces Let K be a complete non-archimedean field and let X be a K-analytic space in the sense of Berkovich of pure dimension d. Let \varphi \colon X \to \mathbf{G}_m^r be a moment map to an ... 4 votes 0 answers 165 views ### Does the tropical semiring admit a universal property? Each of the rings \mathbf{Q}, \mathbf{Z}_p, \mathbf{Q}_p, \mathbf{R} admits a universal construction: the rationals are the field of fractions of the integers: \mathbf{Q}:=\mathrm{Frac}(\... 6 votes 1 answer 319 views ### Does solving polynomial equations commute with tropicalization? (particularly for the field of Puiseux series) The field of Puiseux series over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero is also an algebraically closed field, and furthermore it has a valuation so that our Puiseux series can be ... 2 votes 0 answers 90 views ### Amoeba for a K3 surface in \mathbb {CP}^3 Let X=X_\Delta be the toric variety associated to a reflexive polyhedron \Delta. Consider a Calabi-Yau hypersurface Y\subset X, and the image of Y under the moment map \mu:X\to \Delta has ... 2 votes 0 answers 90 views ### Rational sections of tropical conics Let us consider the family of Fermat conics in (\mathbb{C}^*)^2\subset\mathbb{C}^2 given by$$\pi\colon V(ax^2+by^2-1)\subset(\mathbb{C}^*)^2_{a,b}\times(\mathbb{C}^*)^2_{x,y}\to(\mathbb{C}^*)^2_{a,... 471 views

### Is there a straightforward generalization of min(x,y) to positive-semidefinite Hermitian matrices?

This is an open-ended question I have. Is there a function of two positive-semidefinite hermitian operators $\min(A,B)$ returning another positive-semidefinite Hermitian operator such that: If A and ...
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### Does the tropicalization of a curve remember the curve's automorphism group?

For a tropical curve $Z$, let us call $Z_0$ this curve with its 1-valent points removed. (Def  of Joyner-Ksir-Grant Melles) Let the automorphism group of a tropical curve $Z$ be a map $g: Z \to Z$ ...
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### A structure sheaf for real analytification of semialgebraic sets in the context of signed tropicalization

Let $X=Spec(A)$ be an affine scheme, where $A$ be a commutative algebra over a non-archimedean valued field $K$. Assume that $K$ is a real closed field with the unique ordering $<$, which should be ...
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### Tropical abelian variety as a limit

A tropical abelian variety is given by a quotient of a real vector space $V \cong \mathbb{R}^g$ with a fixed integral structure $\Gamma_2$, by a lattice $\Gamma_1$, equipped with some aditional ...
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### Categorical description of log as approximate rig homomorphism?

Summary The base-$\beta$ logarithm gives an isomorphism of topological spaces $$\log_\beta\colon\mathbb{R}_{\geq0}\xrightarrow{\cong}[-\infty,\infty).$$ This continuous map preserves some algebraic ...
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### Essential rays in fan structure

Let $|\Sigma|$ be the underlying set of some fan $\Sigma$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$. It is well known that in general there is no coarsest fan structure on $|\Sigma|$. However, there may be some special rays ...
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### Local toric varieties and tropicalization

Let $K$ be a valued field, and consider the ring $R=K((x_1,\dots,x_m))$ of formal Laurent series. This is "the germ of the torus at $0$". Is there a theory of "local toric varieties" where $R$ ...
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### Generators for Ideals in ring of multivariate Laurent Polynomials

Consider the following problem: Find an ideal $I \subset \mathbb{Q}[x^{\pm}_1,x^{\pm}_2,x^{\pm}_3]$ such that $I_{aff} \subset \mathbb{Q}[x_1, x_2, x_3] = I \cap k[x_1, x_2, x_3]$ requires more ...
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### How to draw tropical curves?

In paper arXiv:1311.2360v3, there are a lot of tropical curves. I want to know how to draw them by using some softwares/algorithms?
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### Tropical Arithmetic and Numeral Systems - Number systems [closed]

Is there some paper about Numeral Systems / Number Systems, using tools of Tropical Geometry to represent numbers? Maybe through Continuous fractions, triangular numbers, arithmetic functions, ...
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### Tropical lie algebra

In this article https://arxiv.org/pdf/1705.01075.pdf are we mean that Lie semialgebras over semirings with a negation map is tropical version of Lie algebra?. And what we do when we define lifting? ...
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### Explicit description of rigid analytification of torus

It is known that in non-archimedean world there is also a GAGA-functor from the category of $K$-schemes of locally finite type to the category of rigid $K$-spaces. Here $K$ is a field with a non-...
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### Tropical algebraic structures

What is the difference between tropical lie semialgebra and lie semialgebra with anegation map? and How can I build another algebraic structure in tropical algebra?
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### Conjugating the tropical Lyness 5-cycle into a rotation of the plane

In his response to my question Conjugating the Lyness 5-cycle into a rotation of the plane, Francois Brunault provided an explicit conjugacy between the Lyness order-5 map and a 72-degree rotation, ...
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### Tropical charts (coordinates) and differential forms in non-archimedean geometry

Chambert-Loir and Ducros have introduced real differential forms and currents on Berkovich spaces.(See Gubler's survey for example). In that survey, a tropical chart $V$ is defined on an ...
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### Is the Ford-Fulkerson algorithm a tropical rational function?

The Ford-Fulkerson algorithm Let me recall the standard scenario of flow optimization (for integer flows at least): Let $\mathbb{N} = \left\{0,1,2,\ldots\right\}$. Consider a digraph $D$ with vertex ...
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### Factorization of tropical polynomials

I am referring to the definition of a tropical polynomial given on page 8 (top of section 3) here in this review, https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0306366.pdf. I understand that here a tropical polynomial ...
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### Can we have "tropical polynomials" with arbitrary real powers?

I am referring to the definition of a tropical polynomial given on page 8 (top of section 3) here in this review, https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0306366.pdf. I understand that here the notion of a ...
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### Is there any "fundamental" distinction between min-plus, max-plus, min-product, and max-product algebras?

In the paper Faster Algorithms for Max-Product Message Passing by McAuley and Caetano (see e.g. here or here), several statements are made which seem mathematically questionable to me. For ...
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### Max-Plus algebra and hyperplane arrangements

Given an expression in the Max-Plus algebra is it possible to recognize if it represents a continuous piecewise linear (CPWL) function whose polyhedral complex is a hyperplane arrangement? Or ...
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### Poles of an integral of a meromorphic function with toric poles

Suppose I have a meromorphic function in several variables $f(x_1,\ldots,x_k,y_1,\ldots,y_m)$ and I want to integrate along the torus $T^m$ given by $|y_1|=\cdots=|y_m|=1$. It is not true in general ...
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### Strange formula in arithmetic dynamic

Added: another function like that is $S_p f(z) = f(z)+\frac{f(\sqrt{zp})^2}{f(p)}$ in a field of characteristic two. We discovered the following operator which acts on the space of polynomials (or ...
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### Can MacLane's notion of universality inform $\mathbb{F}_1$?

MacLane (1939) calls a field $F$ universal if every other field $F'$ of the same cardinality and characteristic as $F$ is a subfield of $F$. He then exhibits an example, viz. a field of generalized ...
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### Is there a Galois theory for $\mathbb R_{\geq 0}$?

The broadest version of my question is the following: Where can I find algebrogeometric abstract nonsense that handles "rings" and "fields" like $\mathbb R_{\geq 0}$ in which ...
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### holomorphic curves in almost toric fibration and their relation to tropical curves

My goal is to get better understanding how the projection of holomorphic curves converge to tropical disks. We are given an almost toric fibration $X\rightarrow B$ with special Lagrangian fibers with ...
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### What can we say about tropical maps $\mathbb{P}^1 \to A$ for an Abelian variety $A$?

It's well known that maps $\mathbb{P}^1_\mathbb{C} \to A$ are constant for any Abelian variety $A$ (in fact, for any complex torus). Is there any similar statement in the tropical case? Naively, the ...
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### Is there a tropical geometric proof for counting genus g curves in any n dimensional projective space?

Consider the following question: Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold and $\beta \in H_2(X, \mathbb{Z})$ a fixed homology class. Let $\mu_1, \mu_2, \ldots, \mu_k$ denote certain generic ...
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### Are schemes which agree on open set and its complement equal? - w/ applications to initial ideals/tropical basis

I appreciate the comments so far and am modifying based on something closer to the problem I'm interested in. I started out with something far too general. This is probably easy, but I have been ...
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### Looking for interesting, natural models of this algebraic theory in which $x^\dagger$ is not always the multiplicative inverse of $x$

It is easy to think up interesting, natural models of the algebraic theory presented as follows, such that in these models, $x^\dagger$ is always the multiplicative inverse of $x$. Question. What ...