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The positivity of the first coefficients of normal Hilbert polynomials

Authors: Shiro Goto, Jooyoun Hong and Mousumi Mandal
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 139 (2011), 2399-2406
MSC (2010): Primary 13H10; Secondary 13A30, 13B22, 13H15
Published electronically: December 16, 2010
MathSciNet review: 2784804
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Abstract: Let $ R$ be an analytically unramified local ring with maximal ideal $ \mathfrak{m}$ and $ d = \dim R > 0$. If $ R$ is unmixed, then $ \overline{\mathrm{e}}^{1}_I(R) \geq 0 $ for every $ \mathfrak{m}$-primary ideal $ I$ in $ R$, where $ \overline{\mathrm{e}}_I^1(R)$ denotes the first coefficient of the normal Hilbert polynomial of $ R$ with respect to $ I$. Thus the positivity conjecture on $ \overline{\mathrm{e}}_I^1(R)$ posed by Wolmer V. Vasconcelos is settled affirmatively.

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Shiro Goto
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, School of Science and Technology, Meiji University, 1-1-1 Higashi-mita, Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-8571, Japan

Jooyoun Hong
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1533

Mousumi Mandal
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, 400076, India

Keywords: Associated graded ring, Rees algebra, normal ideal, normal Hilbert polynomial
Received by editor(s): July 1, 2010
Published electronically: December 16, 2010
Communicated by: Irena Peeva
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