**Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society**

1993;
85 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 14;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-2564-8

Product Code: MEMO/105/502

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**Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-0079-8
Product Code: MEMO/105/502.E**

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# Abelian Coverings of the Complex Projective Plane Branched along Configurations of Real Lines

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*Eriko Hironaka*

This work studies abelian branched coverings of smooth complex projective surfaces from the topological viewpoint. Geometric information about the coverings (such as the first Betti numbers of a smooth model or intersections of embedded curves) is related to topological and combinatorial information about the base space and branch locus. Special attention is given to examples in which the base space is the complex projective plane and the branch locus is a configuration of lines.

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Graduate students and researchers.