CECM Colloquium

**Friday March 9, 2001 at
10:30am in the PIMS seminar room, SFU.
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(NOTE the different room)
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** Manfred Minimair, North Carolina State University
Talks on
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**Efficiently Computing Resultants of Composed Polynomials
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** Abstract:**
We talk on efficiently computing resultants
of composed polynomials.
By the resultant of several polynomials in several variables
(one fewer variables than polynomials) we mean an
irreducible polynomial in the cofficients of
the polynomials that vanishes if they
have a common zero.
By a composed polynomial
we mean the polynomial obtained from a given
polynomial by replacing each variable by a polynomial.

We report on four results:

- M. Minimair, "Dense Resultant of Composed Polynomials",
- H. Hong and M. Minimair, "Sparse Resultant of Composed Polynomials I",
- M. Minimair, "Sparse Resultant of Composed Polynomials II" and
- M. Minimair, "Sparse Resultant under Vanishing Coefficients".

The preprints are available at http://www.math.ncsu.edu/~mminima .