Computer Science/Algebraic Geometry
The complexity to compute the Euler characteristic of complex varieties
Comptes Rendus. Mathématique, Volume 339 (2004) no. 5, pp. 371-376.

We extend one of the main results of Bürgisser and Cucker (http://www.arxiv.org/abs/cs/cs.CC/0312007), which asserts that the computation of the Euler characteristic of a semialgebraic set is complete in the counting complexity class FPR#PR. The goal is to prove a similar result over C: the computation of the Euler characteristic of an affine or projective complex variety is complete in the class FPC#PC.

Dans cette Note, nous étendons un des résultats principaux de Bürgisser et Cucker (http://www.arxiv.org/abs/cs/cs.CC/0312007), qui établit que le calcul de la caractéristique d'Euler d'un ensemble semialgébrique est complet dans la classe de complexité de comptage FPR#PR. Nous prouvons un résultat similaire sur C : le calcul de la caractéristique d'Euler d'une variété algébrique (affine ou projective) est complet dans la classe FPC#PC.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crma.2004.06.008
Bürgisser, Peter 1; Cucker, Felipe 2; Lotz, Martin 1

1 Institute of Mathematics, University of Paderborn, 33095 Paderborn, Germany
2 Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, 83, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Bürgisser, Peter; Cucker, Felipe; Lotz, Martin. The complexity to compute the Euler characteristic of complex varieties. Comptes Rendus. Mathématique, Volume 339 (2004) no. 5, pp. 371-376. doi : 10.1016/j.crma.2004.06.008. http://www.numdam.org/articles/10.1016/j.crma.2004.06.008/

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