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Symbolic computation of degree-three covariants for a binary form

Thomas R. Hagedorn and Glen M. Wilson

Vol. 2 (2009), No. 5, 511–532
Abstract

We use elementary linear algebra to explicitly calculate a basis for, and the dimension of, the space of degree-three covariants for a binary form of arbitrary degree. We also give an explicit basis for the subspace of covariants complementary to the space of degree-three reducible covariants.

Keywords
theory of covariants, invariant theory, symbolic method, binary forms
Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 13A50, 15A72, 16W22
Milestones
Received: 16 October 2008
Revised: 8 December 2009
Accepted: 21 December 2009
Published: 13 January 2010

Communicated by Scott Chapman
Authors
Thomas R. Hagedorn
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
United States
Glen M. Wilson
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
United States