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4:15 pm

Calculus, Real Fewnomials, and P vs NP

October 30, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Argue Auditorium, Pomona College, 610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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We review a beautiful 17th century result by the philosopher Rene Descartes: a univariate real polynomial with t monomial terms has no more than t-1 positive roots. We then see how one can prove a generalization that counts roots of two bivariate polynomials (with few monomial terms), using nothing more than basic calculus. In other […]

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