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SubalgebraBases :: Experimental feature: modules over subrings

Experimental feature: modules over subrings

We illustrate modules over subrings are implemented through an example. The following is Example 11.19 from "Groebner bases and Convex Polytopes" by Bernd Sturmfels:

i = 2;
gndR = QQ[t_1, t_2, t_3];
A := {t_1*t_2*t_3,
G := matrix {{t_1^4*t_2^4*t_3^4, t_1^8*t_2*t_3^6}}
subR = subring sagbi subring A;
assert((set first entries gens subR) === (set A));
tsyz := toricSyz(subR, G);
assert(tsyz * (transpose G) == 0);
ans1 = mingensSubring(subR, tsyz);

The resulting value of ans1 and its normal form are:

i13 : ans1

o13 = | t_1^4t_3^5    -t_2^3t_3^3    |
      | t_1^4t_2t_3^4 -t_2^4t_3^2    |
      | t_1^5t_3^4    -t_1t_2^3t_3^2 |
      | t_1^5t_2t_3^3 -t_1t_2^4t_3   |
      | t_1^6t_3^3    -t_1^2t_2^3t_3 |
      | t_1^6t_2t_3^2 -t_1^2t_2^4    |
      | t_1^4t_3^8    -t_2^3t_3^6    |

              7       2
o13 : Matrix R  <--- R
i14 : ans1//subR

o14 = | p_4^2p_7  -p_3p_5 |
     | p_4^2p_9  -p_5^2  |
     | p_4p_7^2  -p_3p_8 |
     | p_4p_7p_9 -p_5p_8 |
     | p_7^3     -p_5p_9 |
     | p_7^2p_9  -p_8^2  |
     | p_4^4     -p_3^3  |

                        7                  2
o14 : Matrix (QQ[p ..p ])  <--- (QQ[p ..p ])
                 0   9              0   9

The following code illustrates the function mingensSubring:

mingensSubring = method(TypicalValue => Matrix)
mingensSubring(Subring, Matrix) := (subR, M) -> (
    (A, B, gVars)  := moduleToSubringIdeal(subR, M);
    final := autoreduce(A, transpose B);
    final = matrix transpose {sort first entries transpose final};
    final = extractEntries(final, gVars);

The function mingensSubring works by converting the given matrix (which should be thought of as a module) to an ideal inside of a subring, and then performing autoreduction on the generators of that ideal. It relies on the function moduleToSubringIdeal to construct a suitable subring and provide the generators that define this ideal. Consider the output of the following command:

i5 : debugPrintMap (subR#"presentation"#"fullSubstitution")
maps p_0 to t_1
maps p_1 to t_2
maps p_2 to t_3
maps p_3 to t_2*t_3^2
maps p_4 to t_1*t_3^2
maps p_5 to t_2^2*t_3
maps p_6 to t_1*t_2*t_3
maps p_7 to t_1^2*t_3
maps p_8 to t_1*t_2^2
maps p_9 to t_1^2*t_2

p_0, ..., p_9 are the variables of what is referred to in the code as the tensorRing, which has two types of variables: The variables corresponding to the variables in the ambient ring (p_0,...,p_2 in this example) and the variables corresponding to the generators of the Subring (p_3,...,p_9 in this example).

The function moduleToSubringIdeal converts the toric syzygy module from our example (which is returned by toricSyz in the form of a matrix) to an ideal within a subring. This is identical to the moduleToSubringIdeal call that occurs in the first line of mingensSubring.

i15 : (modRing, idealGens, gVars) = moduleToSubringIdeal(subR, tsyz)

o15 = (subring of QQ[p_0..p_11], | -p_0^6p_2^3p_10+p_0^2p_1^3p_2p_11   |, | p_10 p_11 |)
                                 | -p_0^6p_1p_2^2p_10+p_0^2p_1^4p_11   |
                                 | -p_0^6p_2^3p_10+p_0^2p_1^3p_2p_11   |
                                 | -p_0^5p_1p_2^3p_10+p_0p_1^4p_2p_11  |
                                 | -p_0^5p_2^4p_10+p_0p_1^3p_2^2p_11   |
                                 | -p_0^5p_2^4p_10+p_0p_1^3p_2^2p_11   |
                                 | -p_0^4p_1p_2^4p_10+p_1^4p_2^2p_11   |
                                 | -p_0^4p_2^5p_10+p_1^3p_2^3p_11      |
                                 | p_0^8p_2^4p_10-p_0^4p_1^3p_2^2p_11  |
                                 | -p_0^7p_2^5p_10+p_0^3p_1^3p_2^3p_11 |
                                 | -p_0^5p_2^7p_10+p_0p_1^3p_2^5p_11   |
                                 | -p_0^4p_2^8p_10+p_1^3p_2^6p_11      |
                                 | -p_0^6p_2^6p_10+p_0^2p_1^3p_2^4p_11 |
i16 : debugPrintMap(modRing#"presentation"#"fullSubstition")
maps p_0 to p_0
maps p_1 to p_1
maps p_2 to p_2
maps p_3 to p_3
maps p_4 to p_4
maps p_5 to p_5
maps p_6 to p_6
maps p_7 to p_7
maps p_8 to p_8
maps p_9 to p_9
maps p_10 to p_10
maps p_11 to p_11
maps p_12 to p_10
maps p_13 to p_11
maps p_14 to p_1*p_2^2
maps p_15 to p_0*p_2^2
maps p_16 to p_1^2*p_2
maps p_17 to p_0*p_1*p_2
maps p_18 to p_0^2*p_2
maps p_19 to p_0*p_1^2
maps p_20 to p_0^2*p_1

The ambient ring of modRing is the tensor ring of subR, except two new variables p_10 and p_11 have been added. The variables p_10 and p_11 correspond to the generators of the module. The generators p_12 and p_13 also correspond to the generators of the module.

The primary reason why this implementation should be considered experimental is that the monomial order of a module is not fully specified: When a Subring instance is created using the function subring, the monomial order of the ambient variables is the same as the monomial order of their corresponding variables in the ambient ring while the monomial order of the variables corresponding to generators is assigned arbitrarily. The problem with this system is that it is likely to cause bugs in the case where a subring's ambient ring is the tensor ring of another subring.

See also