Paper: Computing Tropical Prevarieties with Satisfiability Modulo Theory (SMT) Solvers

Abstract: “I am presenting a novel way to use SMT (Satisfiability Modulo Theory) to compute the tropical prevariety (resp. equilibrium) of a polynomial system. The new method is benchmarked against a naive approach that uses purely polyhedral methods. It turns out that the SMT approach is faster than the polyhedral approach for models that would otherwise take more than one minute to compute, in many cases by a factor of 25 or more. Furthermore, the new approach offers a way to compute at least parts of the solution if the polyhedral approach is infeasible.”

The paper is available on arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.07058

The source code is available at https://gitlab.com/cxxl/smtcut.

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