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Uniqueness of exceptional singular quartics

Author: Karen A. Chandler
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 132 (2004), 347-352
MSC (2000): Primary 14N10; Secondary 14C20
Published electronically: June 23, 2003
MathSciNet review: 2022355
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Abstract: We prove that given a general collection $\Gamma$ of 14 points of $\mathbb{P}^4=\mathbb{P}^4_\mathcal{K}$( $\mathcal{K}$ an infinite field) there is a unique quartic hypersurface that is singular on $\Gamma$.

This completes the solution to the open problem of the dimension of a linear system of hypersurfaces of $\mathbb{P}^n$ that are singular on a collection of general points.

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Karen A. Chandler
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Received by editor(s): April 17, 2001
Received by editor(s) in revised form: October 14, 2002
Published electronically: June 23, 2003
Communicated by: Michael Stillman
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