Contents
Preface
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Factoring the Jacobian
SHREERAM S. ABHYANKAR AND ABDALLAH ASSI
1
Weak normalization and weak subintegral closure
MARIE A. VITULLI
11
Integral dependence and weak subintegrality
LESLIE G. ROBERTS
23
Singularities and direct-sum decompositions
ROGER WIEGAND
29
Valuations in algebra and geometry
S. DALE CUTKOSKY
45
Simultaneous resolution of equisingular quasi-ordinary singularities
CHUNSHENG BAN AND LEE J. McEWAN
65
Single-step combinatorial resolution via coherent sheaves of ideals
CAROLINE GRANT MELLES AND PIERRE MILMAN
77
Resolution graphs of some surface singularities,
I.
(Cyclic coverings)
ANDRAS NEMETH!
89
Resolution graphs of some surface singularities, II. (Generalized Iomdin
series)
ANDRAS NEMETH! AND AGNES SZILARD
129
Inequalities for spectral distributions of curve singularities
LEE J. McEWAN
165
Isolated singularities with large Hochschild homology
RUTH
I.
MICHLER
171
Milnor classes via polar varieties
JEAN-PAUL BRASSELET
181
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