American Mathematical Society TranslationsSeries 2 Advances in the Mathematical Sciences 1996; 264 pp; hardcover Volume: 173 ISBN10: 082180555X ISBN13: 9780821805558 List Price: US$120 Member Price: US$96 Order Code: TRANS2/173
 This volume is dedicated to the memory of the Russian mathematician D. A. Gudkov. It contains papers written by his friends, students, and collaborators and is devoted mainly to the areas where D. A. Gudkov made important contributions. The main topic is the topology of real algebraic varieties. Several papers include new results on the topology of real plane algebraic curves (the Hilbert 16th problem). Readership Graduate students and researchers interested in algebraic geometry and algebraic topology. Table of Contents  G. M. Polotovskii  Dmitrii Andreevich Gudkov
 E. I. Gordon  Recollection of D. A. Gudkov
 V. I. Arnold  Remarks on the enumeration of plane curves
 A. Borobia and V. F. Mazurovskii  On diagrams of configurations of 7 skew lines of \(\mathbb{R}^3\)
 B. Chevallier  Smoothing isolated singularities on real algebraic surfaces
 A. I. Degtyarev  Quadratic transformations \(\mathbb{R}P^2\to\mathbb{R}P^2\)
 P. M. Gilmer  Real algebraic curves and link cobordism. II
 V. V. Goryunov  Morsifications of rational functions
 I. V. Itenberg and E. I. Shustin  Real algebraic curves with real cusps
 V. M. Kharlamov and I. V. Itenberg  Towards the maximal number of components of a nonsingular surface of degree 5 in \(\mathbb{R}P^3\)
 Sergei I. Khashin and V. F. Mazurovskii  Stable equivalence of real projective configurations
 A. Korchagin  Smoothing of 6fold singular points and constructions of 9th degree \(M\)curves
 M. S. Kushelman  Automaton model of relations between two countries
 T. V. Kuzmenko and G. M. Polotovskii  Classification of curves of degree 6 decomposing into a product of \(M\)curves in general position
 S. M. Natanzon  Spinors and differentials of real algebraic curves
 V. V. Nikulin  On the topological classification of real Enriques surfaces. I
 E. I. Shustin  Critical points of real polynomials, subdivisions of Newton polyhedra and topology of real algebraic hypersurfaces
 G. A. Utkin  On a nonlinear boundary value problem of mathematical physics
 O. Viro  Generic immersions of the circle to surfaces and the complex topology of real algebraic curves
 V. I. Zvonilov  Stratified spaces of real algebraic curves of bidegree \((m,1)\) and \((m,2)\) on a hyperboloid
