Convex Bodies and Algebraic Geometry
by Tadao Oda
Publisher: Springer 1988
Number of pages: 219
The theory of toric varieties (also called torus embeddings) describes a fascinating interplay between algebraic geometry and the geometry of convex figures in real affine spaces. This book is a unified up-to-date survey of the various results and interesting applications found since toric varieties were introduced in the early 1970's.
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