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Euler characteristic of the Milnor fibre
of plane singularities

Author: A. Melle-Hernández
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 127 (1999), 2653-2655
MSC (1991): Primary 32S05, 14H20; Secondary 14B05
Published electronically: May 19, 1999
MathSciNet review: 1676312
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Abstract: We give a formula for the Euler characteristic of the Milnor fibre of any analytic function $f$ of two variables. This formula depends on the intersection multiplicities, the Milnor numbers and the powers of the branches of the germ of the curve defined by $f.$ The goal of the formula is that it use neither the resolution nor the deformations of $f.$ Moreover, it can be use for giving an algorithm to compute it.

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A. Melle-Hernández
Affiliation: Departamento de Algebra, Facultad de CC. Matemáticas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain

Keywords: Euler characteristic, Milnor fibration, Milnor fibre
Received by editor(s): July 24, 1996
Received by editor(s) in revised form: June 27, 1997
Published electronically: May 19, 1999
Additional Notes: This work was done under the partial support of CAYCIT PB94-291.
Communicated by: Ron Donagi
Article copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society