# Gorenstein-duality for one-dimensional almost complete intersections-with an application to non-isolated real singularities

Duco van Straten, Thorsten Warmt

Number | 26 |
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Author | Duco van Straten |

Year | 2011 |

We give a generalization of the duality of a zero-dimensional complete intersection to the case of one-dimensional almost complete intersections, which results in a {\em Gorenstein module} M=I/J. In the real case the resulting pairing has a signature, which we show to be constant under flat deformations. In the special case of a non-isolated real hypersurface singularity f with a one-dimensional critical locus, we relate the signature on the jacobian module I/J_f to the Euler characteristic of the positive and negative Milnor fibre, generalising the result for isolated critical points. An application to real curves in \P^2(\R) of even degree is given.