# Nonlinear Algebra

By nonlinear algebra I mean things relating to multivariate polynomials

# Linear modelling of nonlinear systems

## Vandermonde Matrix

The big question: Linear in what?
You can always determine a polynomial as a linear algebra problem given sample points. A polynomial can bethought of as linear in it’s *coefficients*

## Companion Matrix

wiki A matrix designed to have characterstic polynomial

## Sylvester matrix

# Univariate Polynomials

We’re really good at these. Fundamental theorem of algebra

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## Homotopy Continuation

## Grobner Bases

## Cylindrical Algebraic Decomposition (CAD)

## NLSAT

# Modules

Linear algebra but wih rings instead of fields. You can’t divide by scalars anymore.