By J. F. Adams, G. C. Shepherd

ISBN-10: 0521080762

ISBN-13: 9780521080767

This set of notes, for graduate scholars who're focusing on algebraic topology, adopts a unique method of the educating of the topic. It starts with a survey of the main valuable components for examine, with suggestions in regards to the most sensible written bills of every subject. simply because many of the assets are relatively inaccessible to scholars, the second one a part of the publication includes a suite of a few of those vintage expositions, from journals, lecture notes, theses and convention complaints. they're hooked up by way of brief explanatory passages written through Professor Adams, whose personal contributions to this department of arithmetic are represented within the reprinted articles.

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The image of a singular point is its topological type. • For each P ∈ Sing(C), a mapping βP : T (P ) → Irr(C) such that if γ is a branch of C at P , then βP (γ) is the global irreducible component containing γ. 22. E. Artal Bartolo, I. Luengo, A. 2. There is a natural notion of isomorphism of combinatorial types. It is easily seen that combinatorial type determines and is determined by any of the following graphs (with vertices decorated with selfintersections): • The dual graph of the preimage of C by the minimal resolution of Sing (C).

T. Yau’s conjecture [91] relating the link of the singularity, the characteristic polynomial and the embedded topology. A Zariski pair is a set of two curves C1 , C2 ⊂ P2 with the same combinatorial type but such that (P2 , C1 ) is not homeomorphic to (P2 , C2 ). In a recent paper [47], A. N´emethi and the last two authors have found counterexamples to several conjectures on normal surface singularities whose link is a rational homology sphere. For doing this there were used SIS singularities whose tangent cone is a rational cuspidal curve.

Steenbrink: Singularities, The Brieskorn Anniversary Volume. Birkh¨ auser, 27–36 (with G. Pfister, 1998). 41. Cohen-Macaulay modules on hypersurface singularities, II. Invent. Math. -O. -O. Schreyer, 1987). 42. Tame-wild dichotomy for Cohen-Macaulay modules. Math. Ann. A. Drozd, 1992). 43. Semicontinuity for representations of Cohen-Macaulay rings. Math. Ann. A. Drozd, 1996). 44. On Schappert’s characterization of strictly unimodal plane curve singularities. I. -M. M. Steenbrink: Singularities, The Brieskorn Anniversary Volume.

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