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Zero; T2 ; : : : ; Tn / ¤ zero: for that reason fs . T1 ; T2 ; : : : ; Tn / ¤ zero and so P is some extent of multiplicity Ä s for X (and P is strictly s-fold for X if f0 . T1 ; T2 ; : : : ; Tn / D D fs 1 . T1 ; T2 ; : : : ; Tn / D 0). moreover, we now have: • If the commonplace hyperplane passing via P intersects X in a hypersurface X zero having P as an s-fold aspect, then P can be an s-fold element for X . certainly, through the above, the multiplicity of P for X is Ä s. nonetheless, if P is sfold for the sections of X with s self sustaining hyperplanes, then P is a minimum of s-fold for X . certainly, if for every i D 1; 2; : : : ; s one has fj . T1 ; : : : ; Ti 1 ; zero; TiC1 ; : : : ; Tn / D zero (j D zero; 1; : : : ; s 1) the homogeneous polynomials f0 ; f1 ; : : : ; fs 1 (which all have measure < s) are divisible by means of T1 T2 : : : Ts and are as a result identically 0. five. three Algebraic envelopes In a projective house P n , the place x0 ; x1 ; : : : ; xn are projective aspect coordinates, we elect the coordinates u0 ; u1 ; : : : ; un for the hyperplanes in order that the situation of club point-hyperplane is u0 x0 C u1 x1 C C un xn D zero (cf. [52, Vol. 1, bankruptcy V, §5]). Assuming the above selection, enable be an algebraic envelope of sophistication of hyperplanes of P n , that's, the totality of the hyperplanes of P n whose coordinates annihilate a homogeneous polynomial '. u0 ; : : : ; un / 2 KŒu0 ; : : : ; un of measure . As one sees through duality, the category of is the variety of hyperplanes of that belong to a ordinary pencil, that's, passing via a familiar Sn 2 . every thing that has been stated concerning algebraic hypersurfaces in Sections five. 1 and five. 2 might be repeated through duality for algebraic envelopes (cf. [52, Vol. 1, bankruptcy IX, §7]); particularly, you will provide the notions of an easy or a number of hyperplane for an algebraic envelope. the next are examples of pairs of twin statements. some extent P is s-fold for an algebraic hypersurface X of order r if the variety of issues of X except P which belong to a ordinary line via P is r s. A hyperplane … is s-fold for an algebraic envelope of sophistication if the variety of hyperplanes of except … which go through a usual Sn 2 belonging to … is s. 116 bankruptcy five. Hypersurfaces in Projective area The issues of the gap which while joined with an s-fold aspect P of a hypersurface X of order r provide traces ` such that the issues of X special from P and belonging to ` are in quantity at so much r s 1 shape the issues of an algebraic cone of order s. specifically, if s D 1, that's, if P is a straightforward aspect, this cone is a hyperplane, the tangent hyperplane to X at P . The hyperplanes of the distance that intersect with an s-fold hyperplane … of an envelope of sophistication to provide areas Sn 2 such that the hyperplanes of targeted from … and passing in the course of the Sn 2 are in quantity at so much s 1 are the hyperplanes of an algebraic envelope of sophistication s. particularly, if s D 1, that's, if … is an easy hyperplane, this envelope is some extent that's stated to be a attribute element of …. If f D zero is the equation of a hypersurface X, the equation of the tangent hyperplane to X at an easy aspect P is If ' D zero is the equation of an algebraic envelope , the equation of the attribute element of an easy hyperplane … of is n X iD0 Â xi @f @xi Ã n X D zero: P iD0 Â ui @' @ui Ã D zero: … The research of an algebraic envelope locally of 1 of its hyperplanes … seems to be really easy if one assumes a projective reference approach such that … is among the basic hyperplanes.