By Daniel J. Bates, Jonathan D. Hauenstein (auth.), Michael Stillman, Jan Verschelde, Nobuki Takayama (eds.)

Algorithms in algebraic geometry pass hand in hand with software program programs that enforce them. jointly they've got verified the fashionable box of computational algebraic geometry which has come to play an incredible position in either theoretical advances and functions. over the last fifteen years, a number of first-class basic goal programs for computations in algebraic geometry were built, equivalent to, CoCoA, Singular and Macaulay 2. whereas those programs evolve consistently, incorporating new mathematical advances, they either encourage and insist the production of recent arithmetic and smarter algorithms.

This quantity displays the workshop "Software for Algebraic Geometry" held within the week from 23 to 27 October 2006, because the moment workshop within the thematic yr on functions of Algebraic Geometry on the IMA. The papers during this quantity describe the software program applications Bertini, PHClab, Gfan, DEMiCs, SYNAPS, TrIm, Gambit, ApaTools, and the applying of Risa/Asir to a conjecture on a number of zeta values. they give the reader a wide view of present developments in computational algebraic geometry via software program improvement and applications.

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The tropical variety of an ideal 7 C Q [ x i , . . , Xn] is a certain subset of R", namely, it consists of all a; € R" such that ixhj{I) does not contain a monomial. Besides considering the COMPUTING GROBNER FANS AND TROPICAL VARIETIES IN GFAN 39 tropical variety as a set we may also consider it as a subfan of the Grobner fan by considering all Grobner cones whose initial ideal is monomial-free. Since the tropical variety is a closed set, this actually defines a subfan. There is nothing special about the fan structure that is induced by the Grobner fan — there may be other coverings of the tropical variety with a fewer number of cones.

In the subsections below we describe the functions which call the tools of phc. We start by defining how we represent positive dimensional solution set. 1. W i t n e s s s e t s . To obtain a numerical representation of a positive dimensional solution set, we add as many random hyperplanes as the expected top dimension. : having as many equations as unknowns) for which we may then apply the blackbox solver. We illustrate our methods on a special Stewart-Gough platform, which are "architecturally singular" like the so-called Griffis-Duffy platform [4], analyzed in [6]; also see [17].

1360-1375. O N A C O N J E C T U R E FOR T H E D I M E N S I O N OF T H E SPACE OF T H E MULTIPLE ZETA VALUES MASANOBU KANEKO*, MASAYUKI NORQt, AND KEN'ICHI TSURUMAKI* A b s t r a c t . Since Euler, values of various zeta functions have long attracted a lot of mathematicians. In computer algebra community, Apery's proof of the irrationality of C(3) is well known. In this paper, we are concerned with the "multiple zeta value (MZV)". More than fifteen years ago, D. Zagier gave a conjecture on MZVs based on numerical computations on PARI.