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1995 Computing versal deformations
Jan Stevens
Experiment. Math. 4(2): 129-144 (1995).


In recent years I have computed versal deformations of various singularities, partly by hand, but mostly with the program Macaulay. I explain here how to do these computations. As an application I discuss the smoothability of a certain curve singularity, a case I had not been to settle with general methods. As a result I find an example of a reduced curve singularity with several smoothing components.


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Jan Stevens. "Computing versal deformations." Experiment. Math. 4 (2) 129 - 144, 1995.


Published: 1995
First available in Project Euclid: 17 March 2003

zbMATH: 0858.32030
MathSciNet: MR1377414

Primary: 32S30
Secondary: 14B10 , 55S30

Rights: Copyright © 1995 A K Peters, Ltd.

Vol.4 • No. 2 • 1995
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