On the containment problem

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On the containment problem

Mathematicians routinely speak two languages: the language of geometry and the language of algebra. When translating between these languages, curves and lines become sets of polynomials called “ideals”. Often there are several possible translations. Then the mystery is how these possible translations relate to each other. We present how geometry itself gives insights into this question. 

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory

Connections to other fields

Computer Science


Tomasz Szemberg
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Johannes Niediek


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snapshots: overview

Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
Reflections on Mathematics

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