A simple homotopy method for determining all isolated solutions to polynomial systems

Author:
Walter Zulehner

Journal:
Math. Comp. **50** (1988), 167-177

MSC:
Primary 65H10

MathSciNet review:
917824

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Abstract: A new homotopy method for solving systems of polynomial equations is presented. The homotopy equation is extremely simple: It is linear with respect to the homotopy parameter and only one auxiliary parameter is needed to regularize the problem. Within some limits, an arbitrary starting problem can be chosen, as long as its solution set is known. No restrictions on the polynomial systems are made. A few numerical tests are reported which show the influence of the auxiliary parameter, resp. the starting problem, upon the computational cost of the method.

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1988-0917824-7

Keywords:
Systems of polynomial equations,
homotopy method

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American Mathematical Society