TY - JOUR
AU - Martin HelsÃ¸
AU - Kristian Ranestad
PY - 2021/02/17
Y2 - 2021/02/25
TI - Rational quartic spectrahedra
JF - MATHEMATICA SCANDINAVICA
JA - MathScand
VL - 127
IS - 1
SE - Articles
DO - 10.7146/math.scand.a-121456
UR - https://www.mscand.dk/article/view/121456
AB - Rational quartic spectrahedra in $3$-space are semialgebraic convex subsets in $\mathbb{R} ^3$ of semidefinite, real symmetric $(4 \times 4)$-matrices, whose boundary admits a rational parameterization. The Zariski closure in $\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P} ^3$ of the boundary of a rational spectrahedron is a rational complex symmetroid. We give necessary conditions on the configurations of singularities of the corresponding real symmetroids in $\mathbb{R} \mathbb{P} ^3$ of rational quartic spectrahedra. We provide an almost exhaustive list of examples realizing the configurations, and conjecture that the missing example does not occur.
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