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Hyperbolic polynomials have their origins in partial diierential equations. We show in this paper that they have applications in interior point methods for convex programming. Each homogeneous hyperbolic polynomial p has an associated open and convex cone called its hyperbolicity cone. The function F (x) = ? log p(x) is a logarithmically homogeneous(More)
We characterize the barrier parameter of the optimal self{concordant barriers for homogeneous cones. In particular, we prove that for homogeneous convex cones this parameter is the same as the rank of the corresponding Siegel domain. We also provide lower bounds on the barrier parameter in terms of the Carath eodory number of the cone. The bounds are tight(More)