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Hilbert-Samuel functions of Cohen-Macaulay rings

Authors: M. Boratyński and J. Święcicka
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 51 (1975), 19-24
MSC: Primary 13H10; Secondary 13H15
MathSciNet review: 0432630
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Abstract: Let $R$ be a local ring with a maximal ideal $\mathfrak {m}$. It is proved that in case $R$ is a Cohen-Macaulay (C.M.) ring and $\dim \mathfrak {m}/{\mathfrak {m}^2} - \dim R = 1$, then the multiplicity of $R$ and its dimension determine uniquely the Hilbert-Samuel function of $R$. As a corollary we obtain that the C.M. property is determined by the Hilbert-Samuel function in case $\dim \mathfrak {m}/{\mathfrak {m}^2} - \dim R = 1$. An example is given which shows that it is not so in case $\dim \mathfrak {m}/{\mathfrak {m}^2} - \dim R > 1$.

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Keywords: Cohen-Macaulay ring, Hilbert-Samuel function
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