Stratification of the fourth secant variety of Veronese variety via the symmetric rank.

Ballico, Edoardo ; Bernardi, Alessandra (2010) Stratification of the fourth secant variety of Veronese variety via the symmetric rank. [Preprint]
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If $X\subset \PP n$ is a projective non degenerate variety, the $X$-rank of a point $P\in \PP n$ is defined to be the minimum integer $r$ such that $P$ belongs to the span of $r$ points of $X$. We describe the complete stratification of the fourth secant variety of any Veronese variety $X$ via the $X$-rank. This result has an equivalent translation in terms both of symmetric tensors and homogeneous polynomials. It allows to classify all the possible integers $r$ that can occur in the minimal decomposition of either a symmetric tensor or a homogeneous polynomials of $X$-border rank $4$ (see Not. \ref{border}) as a linear combination of either completely decomposable tensors or powers of linear forms respectively.

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Ballico, Edoardo
Bernardi, Alessandra
Rank of tensors, Polynomial decomposition, Secant varieties, Veronese Varieties
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21 May 2010 08:03
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16 May 2011 12:13

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