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Title Deformations of surface singularities / András Némethi, Ágnes Szilárd (eds.)
Published Heidelberg : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Bolyai Society Mathematical Studies, 1217-4696 ; 23
Bolyai Society mathematical studies ; 23. 1217-4696
Contents Negative Deformations of Toric Singularities that are Smooth in Codimension Two / Klaus Altmann and Lars Kastner -- Smoothings of Singularities and Symplectic Topology / Mohan Bhupal and András I. Stipsicz -- Calculating Milnor Numbers and Versal Component Dimensions from P-Resolution Fans / Nathan Owen Ilten -- Some Meeting Points of Singularity Theory and Low Dimensional Topology / Andras Némethi -- The Versal Deformation of Cyclic Quotient Singularities / Jan Stevens -- Computing Versal Deformations of Singularities with Hauser's Algorithm / Jan Stevens -- Tree Singularities: Limits, Series and Stability / Duco Van Straten
Summary Annotation The present publication contains a special collection of research and review articles on deformations of surface singularities, that put together serve as an introductory survey of results and methods of the theory, as well as open problems and examples. The aim is to collect material that will help mathematicians already working or wishing to work in this area to deepen their insight and eliminate the technical barriers in this learning process. Additionally, we introduce some material which emphasizes the newly found relationship with the theory of Stein fillings and symplectic geometry. This links two main theories of mathematics: low dimensional topology and algebraic geometry. The theory of normal surface singularities is a distinguished part of analytic or algebraic geometry with several important results, its own technical machinery, and several open problems. Recently several connections were established with low dimensional topology, symplectic geometry and theory of Stein fillings. This created an intense mathematical activity with spectacular bridges between the two areas. The theory of deformation of singularities is the key object in these connections
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Singularities (Mathematics)
Form Electronic book
Author Némethi, András, editor
Szilárd, Ágnes, editor
ISBN 3642391303 (print)
3642391311 (electronic bk.)
9783642391309 (print)
9783642391316 (electronic bk.)