#### On the minimum of a polynomial function on a basic closed semialgebraic set and applications

##### Gabriela Jeronimo, Daniel Perrucci, Elias Tsigaridas

We give an explicit upper bound for the algebraic degree and an explicit lower bound for the absolute value of the minimum of a polynomial function on a compact connected component of a basic closed semialgebraic set when this minimum is not zero. As an application, we obtain a lower bound for the separation of two disjoint connected components of basic closed semialgebraic sets, when at least one of them is compact.

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