The purpose of this paper is to give an algorithm for deciding the irreducibility of reduced algebroid curves over any algebraically closed field without using resolution of singularities. To do this, we introduce a new notion of local tropical variety which is a straightforward extension of tropism introduced by Maurer, and we prove an analogue of the the fundamental theorem of tropical geometry.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics