Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics

$\mathcal{A}$-topological triviality of map germs and Newton filtrations

Marcelo José Saia and Liane Mendes Feitosa Soares

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We apply the method of constructing controlled vector fields to give sufficient conditions for the $\mathcal{A}$-topological triviality of deformations of map germs $f_t : (\mathbb{C}^n, 0) \to (\mathbb{C}^p, 0)$ of type $f_t(x) = f(x) + th(x)$, with $n \ge p$ or $n \le 2p$. These conditions are given in terms of an appropriate choice of Newton filtrations for $\mathcal{O}_n$ and $\mathcal{O}_p$ and are for the $\mathcal{A}$-tangent space of the germ $f$.

For the case $n \ge p$, we follow the technique used by M. A. S. Ruas in her Ph.D. Thesis [7] and construct control functions in the target and in the source to obtain, via a partition of the unit, a unique control function. We use the control function of the target to give an estimate for the case $p \ge 2n$. Moreover, in this case we show that if the coordinates of the map germ satisfy a Newton non-degeneracy condition, deformations by terms of higher filtration are topologically trivial.

As an application we obtain for both cases, $n \ge p$ and $p \ge 2n$, the results of Damon in [3] for deformations of weighted homogeneous map germs.

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Singularity Theory and Its Applications, S. Izumiya, G. Ishikawa, H. Tokunaga, I. Shimada and T. Sano, eds. (Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan, 2006), 383-399

Received: 26 March 2004
Revised: 24 May 2005
First available in Project Euclid: 3 January 2019

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Primary: 58K15: Topological properties of mappings 32S15: Equisingularity (topological and analytic) [See also 14E15] 32S50: Topological aspects: Lefschetz theorems, topological classification, invariants

$\mathcal{A}$-topological triviality controlled vector fields Newton filtration Newton non-degenerate map germs


Saia, Marcelo José; Soares, Liane Mendes Feitosa. $\mathcal{A}$-topological triviality of map germs and Newton filtrations. Singularity Theory and Its Applications, 383--399, Mathematical Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2006. doi:10.2969/aspm/04310383.

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