Let R be a real closed field and D ⊂ R an ordered domain. We consider the algorithmic problem of computing the generalized Euler-Poincaré characteristic of real algebraic as well as semi-algebraic subsets of Rk, which are defined by symmetric polynomials with coefficients in D. We give algorithms for computing the generalized Euler-Poincaré characteristic of such sets, whose complexities measured by the number of arithmetic operations in D, are polynomially bounded in terms of k and the number of polynomials in the input, assuming that the degrees of the input polynomials are bounded by a constant. This is in contrast to the best complexity of the known algorithms for the same problems in the non-symmetric situation, which are singly exponential. This singly exponential complexity for the latter problem is unlikely to be improved because of hardness result (#P-hardness) coming from discrete complexity theory.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary Mathematics|
|Publisher||AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|