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Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1900, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society is devoted to longer research articles in all areas of pure and applied mathematics.

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On a conormal module of smooth set theoretic complete intersections
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We prove that $V \subset {\mathbf {A}}_k^n$ ($V$-smooth) is a set-theoretic complete intersection (stci) if and only if $V$ imbedded as a zero section of its normal bundle is a stci, we give a characterization of smooth codimension $2$ stci of index $\leq 4$ in terms of their conormal modules.
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  • © Copyright 1986 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 296 (1986), 291-300
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