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Simple Hironaka resolution in characteristic zero
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by Jarosław Włodarczyk PDF
J. Amer. Math. Soc. 18 (2005), 779-822 Request permission


Building upon work of Villamayor and Bierstone-Milman we give a proof of the canonical Hironaka principalization and desingularization. The idea of “homogenized ideals" introduced in the paper gives a priori the canonicity of the algorithm and radically simplifies the proof.
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  • Jarosław Włodarczyk
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
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  • Received by editor(s): January 28, 2004
  • Published electronically: July 13, 2005
  • Additional Notes: The author was supported in part by NSF grant DMS-0100598 and Polish KBN grant 2 P03 A 005 16
  • © Copyright 2005 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
  • Journal: J. Amer. Math. Soc. 18 (2005), 779-822
  • MSC (2000): Primary 14E15, 14B05, 32S05, 32S45
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  • MathSciNet review: 2163383