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A geometric characterization of smooth points of a complex algebraic variety

Let $X^m\subset \mathbb{C}^n$ be an irreducible $m$-dimensional complex algebraic subvariety. Let $\mathbb{C}^n$ be equipped with the standard Hermitian metric. Fix an arbitrary point $p\in X$. Let ...
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Complement of bifurcation variety

I am reading a seminal paper of Arnold "Normal forms of functions near degenerate critical points, the Weyl group of $A_k$, $D_k$, $E_k$ and lagrangian singularities". Let $f\colon \mathbb{C}^n\to ...
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Properties of singularities that are preserved by categorical quotients

Let $G$ be a reductive group acting on an affine singular variety $X$, and let $X/G$ be the categorical quotient. I know that if $X$ has rational singularities, then so does $X/G$ ...
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Relation between Milnor ring and middle dimensional homology of hypersurface

I have suspected that the following is well-known: If $P$ is a homogeneous polynomial of degree $d$ in $n$ variables (for example, Fermat quintic $x_1^5 + \cdots + x_5^5$). The Milnor ring is ...
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Obstruction map for local singularities via tangent (Andre-Quillen) cohomology

Let $R$ be a local singularity (for example $R=\mathbb{C}[[x_1, \ldots , x_n]]/I$) ring over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $\mathbb{L}_{R}$ be a cotangent complex of $R$, then one can define tangent ...
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Smoothing of a hyperquotient singularity

Let $f$ be a polynomial in $k$ complex variables, and suppose the affine variety $V$ given by $f = 0$ has an isolated singularity at the origin, but is otherwise smooth. Now assume that some cyclic ...
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“Arithmetic genus” of a plane curve singularity.

I believe that the following questions are very basic, but I don't know how to get a reference. Consider a curve in the plane $C\in \mathbb C^2$ with a singularity at $0$ and suppose it is ...
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Jacobian ideals reference

Suppose that $f : X \to V$ is a flat equidimensional (of dimension $h$) morphism of schemes of finite type and $V$ is excellent (or a variety) For this one can formulate something called the Jacobian ...
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Asymptotics on implicit function

We consider the asymptotics of the coefficients of generating function $y(x)$, which is defined by the implicit function $y= F(x,y)$. Let $F(x,y)$ be a rational function in $x$ and $y$, such that ...
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What is known about “singularity types” in the Murphy's Law sense?

In his "Murphy's Law" paper, Vakil gives a definition equivalent to the following: The singularity type of a pointed scheme $(X,p)$ its equivalence class, under the following equivalence relation: ...
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Giant Rat of Sumatra singularity

I would be grateful for explanations of the issues raised in any of these three questions, or pointers to the relevant literature (now updated with answers): How did a particular singularity come ...
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Resolution of “nice” and zero-dimensional singularities on a surface

Assume I have a singular algebraic surface $X$ over an algebraically closed field (characteristic zero if you want) which is singular in a finite set of points. I am looking for a condition as to the ...
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Brieskorn's proof of a theorem by Milnor about the Milnor number

I am looking for a reference or short explanation of a proof by E. Brieskorn. In his famous work "Singularities of complex hypersurfaces" Milnor proves that the (nowadays called) Milnor Number (in ...
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Simplified treatment of resolutions of complex analytic varieties?

According to the article of Hauser: The Hironaka theorem on resolution of singularities http://www.ams.org/journals/bull/2003-40-03/S0273-0979-03-00982-0/home.html The existence of resolution of ...
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Comparing fundamental groups of a complex orbifolds and their resolutions.

Let $X$ be a complex manifold with quotient singularities, and let $\tilde X$ be its resolution (that exists, for example, by Hironaka). Then I am pretty sure that $\pi_1(X)\cong \pi_1(\tilde X)$. ...
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Matrix factorization categories for ADE singularities

What is known about the matrix factorization categories of singularities of type ADE? Any references on this would be greatly appreciated. Background: For ADE singularities, see for example this. For ...