Fulton characterizes the intersection number, I(P, E∩F), with seven properties. Let me just repeat the last one:
- I(E∩F) = I(E∩(F+AE)) for any A.
Fulton characterizes the intersection number, I(P, E∩F), with seven properties. Let me just repeat the last one:
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The tome Commutative Algebra by Zariski and Samuel opens with the memorable sentence, “This book is the child of an unborn parent.” As Zariski explains,
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We’ve been looking at Kendig‘s two definitions of intersection multiplicity; now let’s look at Fulton‘s.
Fulton characterizes the multiplicity I(E∩F) with seven properties (§3.3). (Fulton calls it the intersection number. Also, he writes I(P,E∩F) for the intersection number at P. I’ll usually assume P is the origin O, and omit writing it.) The last three properties stand out:
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Last time we looked at Kendig‘s first definition of multiplicity. A branch of E, parametrized by (x_{E}(t),y_{E}(t)), passes through the origin O, as does the curve F. Assume x_{E}(t) and y_{E}(t) are power series in t. Plug them into the polynomial F(x,y), getting a power series F(t). The order of F(t) (the degree of the first nonzero term) is the multiplicity of that intersection—that is, of the branch of E with the entire curve F at O.
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Bézout’s theorem requires us to count intersection points according to their multiplicity. OK, what’s multiplicity? (Fulton uses the phrase intersection number.)
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As I said last time, I’m learning some algebraic geometry, starting with Bézout’s theorem, and using Fulton’s Algebraic Curves and Kendig’s A Guide to Plane Algebraic Curves as the texts. Right now we’re looking at this example from Fulton:
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