Plane conic constructor¶
AUTHORS:
 Marco Streng (20100720)
 Nick Alexander (20080108)

sage.schemes.plane_conics.constructor.
Conic
(base_field, F=None, names=None, unique=True)¶ Return the plane projective conic curve defined by
F
overbase_field
.The input form
Conic(F, names=None)
is also accepted, in which case the fraction field of the base ring ofF
is used as base field.INPUT:
base_field
– The base field of the conic.names
– a list, tuple, or comma separated string of three variable names specifying the names of the coordinate functions of the ambient space \(\Bold{P}^3\). If not specified or read off fromF
, then this defaults to'x,y,z'
.F
– a polynomial, list, matrix, ternary quadratic form, or list or tuple of 5 points in the plane.If
F
is a polynomial or quadratic form, then the output is the curve in the projective plane defined byF = 0
.If
F
is a polynomial, then it must be a polynomial of degree at most 2 in 2 variables, or a homogeneous polynomial in of degree 2 in 3 variables.If
F
is a matrix, then the output is the zero locus of \((x,y,z) F (x,y,z)^t\).If
F
is a list of coefficients, then it has length 3 or 6 and gives the coefficients of the monomials \(x^2, y^2, z^2\) or all 6 monomials \(x^2, xy, xz, y^2, yz, z^2\) in lexicographic order.If
F
is a list of 5 points in the plane, then the output is a conic through those points.unique
– Used only ifF
is a list of points in the plane. If the conic through the points is not unique, then raiseValueError
if and only ifunique
is True
OUTPUT:
A plane projective conic curve defined by
F
over a field.EXAMPLES:
Conic curves given by polynomials
sage: X,Y,Z = QQ['X,Y,Z'].gens() sage: Conic(X^2  X*Y + Y^2  Z^2) Projective Conic Curve over Rational Field defined by X^2  X*Y + Y^2  Z^2 sage: x,y = GF(7)['x,y'].gens() sage: Conic(x^2  x + 2*y^2  3, 'U,V,W') Projective Conic Curve over Finite Field of size 7 defined by U^2 + 2*V^2  U*W  3*W^2
Conic curves given by matrices
sage: Conic(matrix(QQ, [[1, 2, 0], [4, 0, 0], [7, 0, 9]]), 'x,y,z') Projective Conic Curve over Rational Field defined by x^2 + 6*x*y + 7*x*z + 9*z^2 sage: x,y,z = GF(11)['x,y,z'].gens() sage: C = Conic(x^2+y^22*z^2); C Projective Conic Curve over Finite Field of size 11 defined by x^2 + y^2  2*z^2 sage: Conic(C.symmetric_matrix(), 'x,y,z') Projective Conic Curve over Finite Field of size 11 defined by x^2 + y^2  2*z^2
Conics given by coefficients
sage: Conic(QQ, [1,2,3]) Projective Conic Curve over Rational Field defined by x^2 + 2*y^2 + 3*z^2 sage: Conic(GF(7), [1,2,3,4,5,6], 'X') Projective Conic Curve over Finite Field of size 7 defined by X0^2 + 2*X0*X1  3*X1^2 + 3*X0*X2  2*X1*X2  X2^2
The conic through a set of points
sage: C = Conic(QQ, [[10,2],[3,4],[7,6],[7,8],[9,10]]); C Projective Conic Curve over Rational Field defined by x^2 + 13/4*x*y  17/4*y^2  35/2*x*z + 91/4*y*z  37/2*z^2 sage: C.rational_point() (10 : 2 : 1) sage: C.point([3,4]) (3 : 4 : 1) sage: a=AffineSpace(GF(13),2) sage: Conic([a([x,x^2]) for x in range(5)]) Projective Conic Curve over Finite Field of size 13 defined by x^2  y*z