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Resolution of Singularities
 
Steven Dale Cutkosky University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
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Resolution of Singularities
Steven Dale Cutkosky University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Available Formats:
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-3555-5
Product Code:  GSM/63
186 pp 
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Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-2106-9
Product Code:  GSM/63.E
186 pp 
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  • Book Details
     
     
    Graduate Studies in Mathematics
    Volume: 632004
    MSC: Primary 13; 14; 32;

    The notion of singularity is basic to mathematics. In algebraic geometry, the resolution of singularities by simple algebraic mappings is truly a fundamental problem. It has a complete solution in characteristic zero and partial solutions in arbitrary characteristic.

    The resolution of singularities in characteristic zero is a key result used in many subjects besides algebraic geometry, such as differential equations, dynamical systems, number theory, the theory of \(\mathcal{D}\)-modules, topology, and mathematical physics.

    This book is a rigorous, but instructional, look at resolutions. A simplified proof, based on canonical resolutions, is given for characteristic zero. There are several proofs given for resolution of curves and surfaces in characteristic zero and arbitrary characteristic.

    Besides explaining the tools needed for understanding resolutions, Cutkosky explains the history and ideas, providing valuable insight and intuition for the novice (or expert). There are many examples and exercises throughout the text.

    The book is suitable for a second course on an exciting topic in algebraic geometry. A core course on resolutions is contained in Chapters 2 through 6. Additional topics are covered in the final chapters. The prerequisite is a course covering the basic notions of schemes and sheaves.

    Readership

    Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • Chapter 2. Non-singularity and resolution of singularities
    • Chapter 3. Curve singularities
    • Chapter 4. Resolution type theorems
    • Chapter 5. Surface singularities
    • Chapter 6. Resolution of singularities in characteristic zero
    • Chapter 7. Resolution of surfaces in positive characteristic
    • Chapter 8. Local uniformization and resolution of surfaces
    • Chapter 9. Ramification of valuations and simultaneous resolution
    • Appendix. Smoothness and non-singularity II
  • Additional Material
     
     
  • Reviews
     
     
    • This book, based on the author's lectures at the University of Missouri and the Chennai Mathematics Institute, presents a purely algebraic approach to the resolution of singularities...requires the level of knowledge of algebraic geometry and commutative algebra usually covered in an introductory graduate-level course. ... It is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the algebraic theory of resolution of singularities and read a reasonably short proof of the existence of resolutions in characteristic zero.

      Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society
    • It has been a pleasure for the reviewer to read this beautiful book, which is a must for graduate students interested in the subject. It fills a gap in graduate texts, covering the most important results in resolution of singularities in an elegant and didactic style.

      Mathematical Reviews
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Volume: 632004
MSC: Primary 13; 14; 32;

The notion of singularity is basic to mathematics. In algebraic geometry, the resolution of singularities by simple algebraic mappings is truly a fundamental problem. It has a complete solution in characteristic zero and partial solutions in arbitrary characteristic.

The resolution of singularities in characteristic zero is a key result used in many subjects besides algebraic geometry, such as differential equations, dynamical systems, number theory, the theory of \(\mathcal{D}\)-modules, topology, and mathematical physics.

This book is a rigorous, but instructional, look at resolutions. A simplified proof, based on canonical resolutions, is given for characteristic zero. There are several proofs given for resolution of curves and surfaces in characteristic zero and arbitrary characteristic.

Besides explaining the tools needed for understanding resolutions, Cutkosky explains the history and ideas, providing valuable insight and intuition for the novice (or expert). There are many examples and exercises throughout the text.

The book is suitable for a second course on an exciting topic in algebraic geometry. A core course on resolutions is contained in Chapters 2 through 6. Additional topics are covered in the final chapters. The prerequisite is a course covering the basic notions of schemes and sheaves.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry.

  • Chapters
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Non-singularity and resolution of singularities
  • Chapter 3. Curve singularities
  • Chapter 4. Resolution type theorems
  • Chapter 5. Surface singularities
  • Chapter 6. Resolution of singularities in characteristic zero
  • Chapter 7. Resolution of surfaces in positive characteristic
  • Chapter 8. Local uniformization and resolution of surfaces
  • Chapter 9. Ramification of valuations and simultaneous resolution
  • Appendix. Smoothness and non-singularity II
  • This book, based on the author's lectures at the University of Missouri and the Chennai Mathematics Institute, presents a purely algebraic approach to the resolution of singularities...requires the level of knowledge of algebraic geometry and commutative algebra usually covered in an introductory graduate-level course. ... It is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the algebraic theory of resolution of singularities and read a reasonably short proof of the existence of resolutions in characteristic zero.

    Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society
  • It has been a pleasure for the reviewer to read this beautiful book, which is a must for graduate students interested in the subject. It fills a gap in graduate texts, covering the most important results in resolution of singularities in an elegant and didactic style.

    Mathematical Reviews
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