Journal of Mathematical Sciences

, Volume 126, Issue 2, pp 1111-1116

First online:

On configuration spaces of planar pentagons

  • G. Khimshiashvili

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Algebraic formulas for the Euler characteristic are applied to the topological study of the moduli spaces of planar polygons. In particular, a complete description of the moduli spaces of planar pentagons is obtained by using a computer algorithm for the calculation of the Euler characteristic of algebraic varieties. Bibliography: 17 titles.