González Pérez, Pedro Daniel (2003) Toric embedded resolutions of Quasiordinary Hypersurface singularities. Annales de l'institut Fourier, 53 (6). pp. 18191881. ISSN 17775310

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Abstract
A germ of a complex analytic variety is quasiordinary if there exists a finite projection to the complex affine space with discriminant locus contained in a normal crossing divisor. Some properties of complex analytic curve singularities generalize to quasiordinary singularities in higher dimensions, for example the existence of fractional power series parametrization, as well as the existence of some distinguished, characteristic monomials in the parametrization.
The paper gives two different affirmative solutions to a problem of Lipman: do the characteristic monomials of a reduced hypersurface quasiordinary singularity determine a procedure of embedded resolution of the singularity?
The first procedure builds a sequence of toric morphisms depending only on the characteristic monomials. Along the way characteristic monomials are defined for toric quasiordinary hypersurface singularities, and their properties are studied. The second procedure generalizes a method of Goldin and Tessier for plane branches. A key step is the reembedding of the germ in a larger affine space using certain approximate roots of a Weierstrass polynomial. In the last two sections the two procedures are compared and a detailed example is worked out.
Item Type:  Article 

Uncontrolled Keywords:  Singularities; Embedded resolution; Discriminant; Topological type 
Subjects:  Sciences > Mathematics > Algebraic geometry 
ID Code:  12526 
Deposited On:  04 Apr 2011 15:49 
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