School of Technology and Computer Science Seminars

# Sums/Products of Algebraic Numbers are also Algebraic, a Constructive Proof

## by Anamay Tengse (STCS, TIFR)

Friday, August 9, 2019
from
to
(Asia/Kolkata)

at A-201 (STCS Seminar Room)

at A-201 (STCS Seminar Room)

Description |
Abstract: A complex number z is said to be algebraic, if there is a univariate f(x) with real coefficients such that f(z)=0. For instance i, the square root of -1, is algebraic with f(x) being x^2 + 1. Now given that z_1 and z_2 are algebraic, suppose you want to show that (z_1 + z_2) or (z_1 * z_2) are also algebraic. In other words, given polynomials f(x) and g(x) with z_1 and z_2 as (one of their) roots, we want to construct polynomials that have (z_1 + z_2) or (z_1 * z_2) as a root. In this talk we will build such polynomials via an interesting object called the resultant. P.S.: Little background will be assumed, so if the problem statement is clear then so should be the talk. |

Organised by | Gunjan Kumar |