Convex Bodies and Algebraic Geometry: An Introduction to the Theory of Toric Varieties (Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete. 3. Folge / A Series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics) by Tadao Oda
English | Feb. 23, 2012 | ISBN: 364272549X | 219 Pages | PDF | 20 MB
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.