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Singular Points of Plane Curves

C. T. C. Wall (University of Liverpool)

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Cambridge University Pres
29 December 2004
Even the simplest singularities of planar curves, e.g. where the curve crosses itself, or where it forms a cusp, are best understood in terms of complex numbers. The full treatment uses techniques from algebra, algebraic geometry, complex analysis and topology and makes an attractive chapter of mathematics, which can be used as an introduction to any of these topics, or to singularity theory in higher dimensions. This book is designed as an introduction for graduate students and draws on the author's experience of teaching MSc courses; moreover, by synthesising different perspectives, he gives a novel view of the subject, and a number of new results.
By:   C. T. C. Wall (University of Liverpool)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Pres
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   No. 63
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   535g
ISBN:   9780521547741
ISBN 10:   0521547741
Series:   London Mathematical Society Student Texts
Pages:   382
Publication Date:   29 December 2004
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Singular Points of Plane Curves

'The text reflects the author's great expertise in the field in a masterly way ... His style of writing mathematics is ... motivating and highly inspiring. No doubt, this book will quickly become a widely used standard text on singularities of plane curves, and a valuable reference book, too.' Zentralblatt MATH


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