In the present paper we introduce the class of slice-polynomial functions: slice regular functions defined over the quaternions, outside the real axis, whose restriction to any complex half-plane is a polynomial. These functions naturally emerge in the twistor interpretation of slice regularity introduced in Gentili et al. (J Eur Math Soc 16(11):2323–2353, 2014) and developed in Altavilla (J Geom Phys 123:184–208, 2018). To any slice-polynomial function P we associate its companionP ∨ and its extension to the real axis P R , that are quaternionic functions naturally related to P. Then, using the theory of twistor spaces, we are able to show that for any quaternion q the cardinality of simultaneous pre-images of q via P, P ∨ and P R is generically constant, giving a notion of degree. With the brand new tool of slice-polynomial functions, we compute the twistor discriminant locus of a cubic scroll C in CP 3 and we conclude by giving some qualitative results on the complex structures induced by C via the twistor projection.
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|Titolo:||Slice-polynomial functions and twistor geometry of ruled surfaces in CP 3|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|