Tight Closure

  • Melvin Hochster
  • Craig Huneke
Part of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications book series (MSRI, volume 15)


Throughout this paper all rings are commutative, with identity, and Noetherian, unless otherwise specified. We will summarize many of the results in [H-H] concerning the theory of tight closure and prove several basic theorems using this theory in characteristic p, including the theorem of Briançon-Skoda that the integral closure of the nth power of an n-generator ideal of a regular ring is contained in the ideal, the monomial conjecture, the syzygy theorem, and that summands of regular rings are Cohen-Macaulay (C-M).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin Hochster
    • 1
    • 2
  • Craig Huneke
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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