HIGHER MULTIPLICITIES AND ALMOST FREE DIVISORS 5
This author would like to thank Mutsuo Oka and Takuo Fukuda for their
generous hospitality and financial support during his stay at Tokyo Institute of
Technology where some of this work first began. Also, this author would like to
acknowledge the support provided by the CNRS and especially the hospitality
extended by Prof. Brasselet, the principal organiser for the Congres Singularites de
Lille in 1991, when a number of these results were originally described.