Curvature and Gauss-Bonnet defect of global affine hypersurfaces

Dirk Siersma, Mihai Tibar

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Abstract

The total curvature of complex hypersurfaces in $\bC^{n+1}$ and its variation in families appear to depend not only on singularities but also on the behaviour in the neighbourhood of infinity. We find the asymptotic loss of total curvature towards infinity and we express the total curvature and the Gauss-Bonnet defect in terms of singularities and tangencies at infinity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBulletin des Sciences Mathematiques
Volume130
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Differential Geometry
  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Complex Variables
  • 32S20 (Primary)
  • 53C65
  • 14B07
  • 32S30 (Secondary)

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