School of Mathematical Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong 266100, China
Copyright © 2012 Feng-Gong Lang and Xiao-Ping Xu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
A piecewise algebraic curve is a curve defined by the zero set of a bivariate
spline function. Given two bivariate spline spaces
a domain D with a partition Δ, the Bezout number BN(m,r;n,t;Δ) is defined
as the maximum finite number of the common intersection points of two arbitrary
piecewise algebraic curves and , where ∈
(Δ). In this paper, an upper bound of the Bezout number for
piecewise algebraic curves over a rectangular partition is obtained.