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A brief proof of a maximal rank theorem for generic double points in projective space

Author: Karen A. Chandler
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 353 (2001), 1907-1920
MSC (1991): Primary 13D40, 14F17
Published electronically: December 21, 2000
MathSciNet review: 1813598
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We give a simple proof of the following theorem of J. Alexander and A. Hirschowitz: Given a general set of points in projective space, the homogeneous ideal of polynomials that are singular at these points has the expected dimension in each degree of 4 and higher, except in 3 cases.

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

Received by editor(s): October 30, 1999
Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 7, 1999
Published electronically: December 21, 2000
Dedicated: To A. V. Geramita
Article copyright: © Copyright 2000 American Mathematical Society

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