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A real-based theory for the Riemann-Roch problem on the dimensions of linear systems on edge-weighted graphsSpecial Events
|Speaker:||Rick Miranda, Colorado State University|
|Start time:||Thu, Mar 15 2012, 4:10PM|
Let G be a connected graph with positive real weights attached to each edge.
We define a divisor on G to be an element of the real vector space with basis the vertices of G.
Following Baker and Norine, we define linear equivalence, and the notion of a linear system of divisors.
We give a definition of the 'dimension' of the linear system (which is a non-negative real number) and we show that a Riemann-Roch theorem is true for this theory.
The theory is valid for divisors defined with values in any subring of the real numbers, in particular the integers also. As a corollary we obtain the Baker-Norine results.
A generalization to combinatorial structures that do not arise from graphs becomes available as well.
This is joint work with Rodney James.