Discriminant coamoebas through homology
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Understanding the complement of the coamoeba of a (reduced) A-discriminant is one approach to studying the monodromy of solutions to the corresponding system of A-hypergeometric differential equations. Nilsson and Passare described the structure of the coamoeba and its complement (a zonotope) when the reduced A-discriminant is a function of two variables. Their main result was that the coamoeba and zonotope form a cycle which is equal to the fundamental cycle of the torus, multiplied by the normalized volume of the set A of integer vectors. That proof only worked in dimension two. Here, we use simple ideas from topology to give a new proof of this result in dimension two, one which can be generalized to all dimensions. © 2013 Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium.
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Passare, M., & Sottile, F.