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ISOTROPIC COORDINATES , CIRCULARITY , AND BEZOUT NUMBERS : PLANAR KINEMATICS FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE

@inproceedings{Wampler1996ISOTROPICC,
  title={ISOTROPIC COORDINATES , CIRCULARITY , AND BEZOUT NUMBERS : PLANAR KINEMATICS FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE},
  author={Charles W. Wampler},
  year={1996}
}
It is commonly recognized that a convenient formulation for problems in planar kinematics is obtained by considering links to be vectors in the complex plane. However, scant attention has been paid to the natural interpretation of complex vectors as isotropic coordinates. These coordinates, often considered a special trick for analyzing four-bar motion, are in fact uniquely suited to two new techniques for analyzing polynomial systems: the BKK bound and the product-decomposition bound. From… 

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