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Incidences with curves in R^d

Authors
  • Sharir, Micha
  • Sheffer, Adam
  • Solomon, Noam
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Dec 27, 2015
Submission Date
Dec 27, 2015
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1512.08267
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We prove that the number of incidences between $m$ points and $n$ bounded-degree curves with $k$ degrees of freedom in ${\mathbb R}^d$ is \[ I(m,n) =O\left(m^{\frac{k}{dk-d+1}+\varepsilon}n^{\frac{dk-d}{dk-d+1}}+ \sum_{j=2}^{d-1} m^{\frac{k}{jk-j+1}+\varepsilon}n^{\frac{d(j-1)(k-1)}{(d-1)(jk-j+1)}}q_j^{\frac{(d-j)(k-1)}{(d-1)(jk-j+1)}}+m+n\right), \] for any $\varepsilon>0$, where the constant of proportionality depends on $k, \varepsilon$ and $d$, provided that no $j$-dimensional surface of degree $\le c_j(k,d,\varepsilon)$, a constant parameter depending on $k$, $d$, $j$, and $\varepsilon$, contains more than $q_j$ input curves, and that the $q_j$'s satisfy certain mild conditions. This bound generalizes a recent result of Sharir and Solomon concerning point-line incidences in four dimensions (where $d=4$ and $k=2$), and partly generalizes a recent result of Guth (as well as the earlier bound of Guth and Katz) in three dimensions (Guth's three-dimensional bound has a better dependency on $q_2$). It also improves a recent $d$-dimensional general incidence bound by Fox, Pach, Sheffer, Suk, and Zahl, in the special case of incidences with algebraic curves. Our results are also related to recent works by Dvir and Gopi and by Hablicsek and Scherr concerning rich lines in high-dimensional spaces.

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