**Contemporary Mathematics**

Volume: 207;
1997;
152 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 14; 32;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-0769-9

Product Code: CONM/207

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# Birational Algebraic Geometry

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*Yujiro Kawamata*

This book presents proceedings from the Japan-U.S. Mathematics
Institute (JAMI) Conference on Birational Algebraic Geometry in Memory
of Wei-Liang Chow, held at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore
in April 1996.

These proceedings bring to light the many directions in which
birational algebraic geometry is headed. Featured are problems on
special models, such as Fanos and their fibrations, adjunctions and
subadjunction formuli, projectivity and projective embeddings, and
more.

Some papers reflect the very frontiers of this rapidly developing
area of mathematics. Therefore, in these cases, only directions are
given without complete explanations or proofs.

#### Readership

Graduate students, research mathematicians, and physicists interested in algebraic geometry.

# Table of Contents

## Birational Algebraic Geometry

- Contents vii8 free
- Preface ix10 free
- Remarks on Chow xi12 free
- Chow's Bibliography xix20 free
- On the second adjunction mapping and the very ampleness of the triadjoint bundle 122 free
- Stein small deformations of strictly pseudoconvex surfaces 2546
- On the rationality of non-Gorenstein Q-Fano 3-folds with an integer Fano index 4364
- Nilpotent cones and sheaves on K3 surfaces 5172
- Minimal, canonical and log-canonical models of hypersurface singularities 6384
- Subadjunction of log canonical divisors for a subvariety of codimension 2 79100
- Relative De Rham complex for non-smooth morphisms 89110
- A note on moderate abelian fibrations 101122
- On extremal contractions from threefolds to surfaces: the case of one non-Gorenstein point 119140
- Letters of a birationalist. I. A projectivity criterion 143164