Starts 11 Sep 2018 16:00
Ends 11 Sep 2018 17:00
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo Building - Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
Abstract:

We develop a new approach of the discriminant of a complete intersection curve in the 3-dimensional projective space. By relying on the resultant theory, we prove a new formula that allows us to define this discriminant without ambiguity and over any commutative ring, in particular in any characteristic. This formula also provides a new method for evaluating and computing this discriminant more efficiently, without the need to introduce new variables as with the well-known Cayley trick. Then, we derive new properties and we show that this new definition of the discriminant satisfies the expected geometric property and yields an effective smoothness criterion for complete intersection space curves.