Geometriae Dedicata

, Volume 146, Issue 1, pp 43–66 | Cite as

Enriques diagrams and log-canonical thresholds of curves on smooth surfaces

Original Paper


It is shown that, on a smooth surface, the log-canonical threshold of a curve with an isolated singularity is computed by the term ideal of the curve in a suitable system of local parameters at the singularity. The proof uses the Enriques diagram of the singularity and shows that the log-canonical threshold depends only on a non-degenerate path of that diagram.


Log-canonical threshold Enriques diagram Newton polygon 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

14B05 14H20 14H50 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics “Simion Stoilow” of the Romanian AcademyBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Şcoala Normală SuperioarăBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Université d’AngersAngersFrance

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