Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Marc Moreno Maza
Dr. Eric Schost
Fulton’s algorithm is used to calculate the intersection multiplicity of two plane curves about a rational point. This work extends Fulton’s algorithm first to algebraic points (encoded by triangular sets) and then, with some generic assumptions, to l many hypersurfaces.
Out of necessity, we give a standard-basis free method (i.e. practically efficient method) for calculating tangent cones at points on curves.
Vrbik, Paul, "Computing Intersection Multiplicity via Triangular Decomposition" (2014). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 2631.