Computing the topology of an arrangement of implicitly defined real algebraic plane curves

@article{Caravantes2008ComputingTT,
  title={Computing the topology of an arrangement of implicitly defined real algebraic plane curves},
  author={Jorge Caravantes and Laureano Gonzalez-Vega},
  journal={Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={1685-1693}
}
We introduce a new algebraic approach dealing with the problem of computing the topology of an arrangement of a finite set of real algebraic plane curves presented implicitly. The main achievement of the presented method is a complete avoidance of irrational numbers that appear when using the sweeping method in the classical way for solving the problem at hand. Therefore, it is worth mentioning that the efficiency of the proposed method is only assured for low-degree curves.