
5.1.96 mres
Syntax:
mres ( ideal_expression, int_expression )
mres ( module_expression, int_expression )
Type:
 resolution
Purpose:
 computes a minimal free resolution of an ideal or module M with the
standard basis method. More precisely, let A=
matrix (M), then mres
computes a free resolution of
where the columns of the matrix
are a minimal set of generators
of M if the basering is local or if M is homogeneous.
If the int expression k is not zero, then the computation stops after k steps
and returns a list of modules
, i=1...k.
mres(M,0) returns a resolution consisting of at most n+2 modules,
where n is the number of variables of the basering.
Let list L=mres(M,0);
then L[1] consists of a minimal set of generators of the input, L[2]
consists of a minimal set of generators for the first syzygy module of
L[1] , etc., until L[p+1] , such that
for , but L[p+1] , the first syzygy module of L[p] ,
is 0 (if the basering is not a qring).
Note:
 Accessing single elements of a resolution may require some partial
computations to be finished and may therefore take some time.
Example:
 ring r=31991,(t,x,y,z,w),ls;
ideal M=t2x2+tx2y+x2yz,t2y2+ty2z+y2zw,
t2z2+tz2w+xz2w,t2w2+txw2+xyw2;
resolution L=mres(M,0);
L;
==> 1 4 15 18 7 1
==> r < r < r < r < r < r
==>
==> 0 1 2 3 4 5
==>
// projective dimension of M is 5

See
fres;
hres;
ideal;
lres;
module;
res;
sres.
