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# The Mathematical Theory of Plane Curves

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## Abstract

We are interested in the local behaviour of a curve, that is to say what small pieces of them look like. Either they will have one branch passing through a point, or more than one. If only one, then the curve will have a tangent there. To study the nature of a curve near a particular point we may always suppose that we have moved the point to the origin.

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## 16.7 References

- [28]Brieskorn, E., Knorrer, H. 1986
*Plane algebraic curves*, tr. J. Stillwell, Birkhauser Verlag, Basel.zbMATHGoogle Scholar

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