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Mathematics of Computation
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Fast computation of zeros of polynomial systems with bounded degree under finite-precision

Authors: Irénée Briquel, Felipe Cucker, Javier Peña and Vera Roshchina
Journal: Math. Comp. 83 (2014), 1279-1317
MSC (2010): Primary 65G50, 65H10, 65Y20
Published electronically: September 10, 2013
MathSciNet review: 3167459
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Abstract: A solution for Smale's 17th problem, for the case of systems with bounded degree was recently given. This solution, an algorithm computing approximate zeros of complex polynomial systems in average polynomial time, assumed infinite precision. In this paper we describe a finite-precision version of this algorithm. Our main result shows that this version works within the same time bounds and requires a precision which, on the average, amounts to a polynomial amount of bits in the mantissa of the intervening floating-point numbers.

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Irénée Briquel
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Felipe Cucker
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Javier Peña
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, Pennsylvania

Vera Roshchina
Affiliation: Collaborative Research Network, University of Ballarat, Australia

Keywords: Smale's 17th problem, finite-precision, polynomial systems
Received by editor(s): October 13, 2011
Received by editor(s) in revised form: May 7, 2012, and October 11, 2012
Published electronically: September 10, 2013
Article copyright: © Copyright 2013 American Mathematical Society

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