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Remarks on the non-Cohen-Macaulay locus
of Noetherian schemes

Author: Nguyen Tu Cuong
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 126 (1998), 1017-1022
MSC (1991): Primary 13C99; Secondary 13H10, 14M99
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Abstract: In this paper we give a notion of polynomial type $p(X)$ of a Noetherian scheme $X$ and define the function $dp:\, X\longrightarrow \mathbb{Z}$ by $dp(x)=\dim O_{X,x} -p(O_{X,x} )$ for all $x\in X.$ Then we show that if $X$ admits a dualizing complex and $X$ is equidimensional, $dp $ is (lower) semicontinuous; moreover, in that case, the non-Cohen-Macaulay locus nCM$(X)=\{ x\in X\mid O_{X,x}$ is not Cohen-Macaulay} is biequidimensional iff $dp $ is constant on nCM$(X).$

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Nguyen Tu Cuong
Affiliation: Institute of Mathematics, P.O. Box 631, BoHo, 10.000 Hanoi, Vietnam

Received by editor(s): July 3, 1995
Received by editor(s) in revised form: October 7, 1996
Additional Notes: The author is partially supported by the National Basic Research Program of Vietnam.
Communicated by: Wolmer V. Vasconcelos
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