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A Generalized Framework for Virtual Substitution


We generalize the framework of virtual substitution for real quantifier elimination to arbitrary but bounded degrees. We make explicit the representation of test points in elimination sets using roots of parametric univariate polynomials described by Thom codes. Our approach follows an early suggestion by Weispfenning, which has never been carried out explicitly. Inspired by virtual substitution for linear formulas, we show how to systematically construct elimination sets containing only test points representing lower bounds.

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hal-01239431 , version 1 (07-12-2015)



Marek Kosta, Thomas Sturm. A Generalized Framework for Virtual Substitution. 2015, pp.17. ⟨hal-01239431⟩
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