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from application tropical

This is a special instance of a Cycle: It is the tropical locus of a homogeneous polynomial over the tropical numbers. Note: Homogeneity of the polynomial is never checked.

Type Parameters:

Addition: Mode of tropical addition, must be Min or Max. There is on purpose no default value for it.

derived from:
Permutations:
TermPerm:

permuting MONOMIALS and COEFFICIENTS

Combinatorics

These properties capture combinatorial information of the object. Combinatorial properties only depend on combinatorial data of the object like, e.g., the face lattice.

DUAL_SUBDIVISION

Subdivision of the Newton polytope dual to the tropical hypersurface. The vertices of this PolyhedralComplex are the non-redundant MONOMIALS.

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PATCHWORK

This encodes a patchworking structure on the hypersurface. Its lone input property is SIGNS

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no category

COEFFICIENTS

Coefficients of the homogeneous tropical polynomial POLYNOMIAL. Each entry corresponds to one of the terms in POLYNOMIAL. The order is compatible with the order of MONOMIALS.

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DOME

The dome of a (inhomogeneous) tropical polynomial $F:\mathbb R^d\to\mathbb R$ (and the corresponding affine tropical hypersurface) is the set $D(F)=\left\{(p,s)\in\mathbb R^{d+1}\mid p\in\mathbb R^d, s\in\mathbb R, s \oplus F(p) = s\right\}$. It is an unbounded convex polyhedron, c.f.

Michael Joswig, Essentials of Tropical Combinatorics, Chapter 1.

For a projective tropical hypersurface, the dome is the intersection of the dome for the affine case with the hyperplane at height 1. Note: To account for negative exponents, the dome may have been repositioned by multiplying the original polynomial with a suitable monomial.

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MONOMIALS

Exponent vectors of the homogeneous tropical polynomial POLYNOMIAL. Each row corresponds to one of the monomials in POLYNOMIAL, each column to a variable.

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POLYNOMIAL

Homogeneous tropical polynomial defining the hypersurface. Note: Homogeneity of the polynomial is never checked.

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REDUNDANT_MONOMIALS

Indices of MONOMIALS which do not define facets of the DOME.

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Set<Int>

REGIONS

Connected components of the complement. Rows correspond to facets of the DOME, i.e. non-redundant MONOMIALS , columns correspond to VERTICES.

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Combinatorics

These methods capture combinatorial information of the object. Combinatorial properties only depend on combinatorial data of the object like, e.g., the face lattice.

dual_subdivision()

Returns DUAL_SUBDIVISION; backward compatibility.

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Topology

The following methods compute topological invariants.

GENUS

The topological genus of a onedimensional hypersurface, i.e. the number of interior lattice points that occur in the dual subdivision.

• documentation/latest/tropical/hypersurface.txt