Nagoya Mathematical Journal

Test ideals vs. multiplier ideals

Mircea Mustaţă and Ken-ichi Yoshida

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The generalized test ideals introduced in [HY] are related to multiplier ideals via reduction to characteristic $p$. In addition, they satisfy many of the subtle properties of the multiplier ideals, which in characteristic zero follow via vanishing theorems. In this note we give several examples to emphasize the different behavior of test ideals and multiplier ideals. Our main result is that every ideal in an $F$-finite regular local ring can be written as a generalized test ideal. We also prove the semicontinuity of $F$-pure thresholds (though the analogue of the Generic Restriction Theorem for multiplier ideals does not hold).

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Nagoya Math. J., Volume 193 (2009), 111-128.

First available in Project Euclid: 3 March 2009

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Primary: 13A35: Characteristic p methods (Frobenius endomorphism) and reduction to characteristic p; tight closure [See also 13B22]
Secondary: 14B05: Singularities [See also 14E15, 14H20, 14J17, 32Sxx, 58Kxx]


Mustaţă, Mircea; Yoshida, Ken-ichi. Test ideals vs. multiplier ideals. Nagoya Math. J. 193 (2009), 111--128.

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