Tinkertoy Models Produce New Geometric Insights

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Mathematicians have investigated the equations required to describe — or embed — different kinds of shapes in spaces with different numbers of dimensions. They ask questions like, “Do equations exist that describe this shape in that space?” and “How complicated are the equations required to describe a given shape in space?”...In 2006, a mathematician at the Georgia Institute of Technology named Matt Baker realized it was possible to build a new proof of the Brill-Noether theorem using techniques drawn entirely from the upstart field of tropical geometry. Baker is a professor in the School of Mathematics and associate dean for faculty development in the College of Sciences.

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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
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  • Created On: Sep 5, 2018 - 6:50pm
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