An algorithm for computing the topological Euler characteristic of complex projective varieties
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We present an algorithm for the symbolic and numerical computation of the degrees of the Chern-Schwartz-MacPherson classes of a closed subvariety of projective space P^n. As the degree of the top Chern-Schwartz-MacPherson class is the topological Euler characteristic, this also yields a method to compute the topological Euler characteristic of projective varieties. The method is based on Aluffi's symbolic algorithm to compute degrees of Chern-Schwartz-MacPherson classes, a symbolic method to compute degrees of Segre classes, and the regenerative cascade by Hauenstein, Sommese and Wampler. The new algorithm complements the existing algorithms. We also give an example for using a theorem by Huh to compute an invariant from algebraic statistics, the maximum likelihood degree of an implicit model.
Research subject Mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-87357OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-87357DiVA: diva2:602960