High probability analysis of the condition number of sparse polynomial systems Academic Article uri icon


  • Let f := (f1,,fn) be a random polynomial system with fixed n-tuple of supports. Our main result is an upper bound on the probability that the condition number of f in a region U is larger than 1/. The bound depends on an integral of a differential form on a toric manifold and admits a simple explicit upper bound when the Newton polytopes (and underlying variances) are all identical. We also consider polynomials with real coefficients and give bounds for the expected number of real roots and (restricted) condition number. Using a Khler geometric framework throughout, we also express the expected number of roots of f inside a region U as the integral over U of a certain mixed volume form, thus recovering the classical mixed volume when U=(C*)n. 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Malajovich, G., & Rojas, J. M.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Malajovich, G||Rojas, JM

publication date

  • January 2004