JournalscmhVol. 78 , No. 1DOI 10.1007/s000140300006

Invariance of Milnor numbers and topology of complex polynomials

  • Arnaud Bodin

    Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Bellaterra, Spain
Invariance of Milnor numbers and topology of complex polynomials cover

Abstract

We give a global version of Lê-Ramanujam 7-constant theorem for polynomials. Let (ft)(f_t), t[0,1]t\in[0,1], be a family of polynomials of n complex variables with isolated singularities, whose coefficients are polynomials in t. We consider the case where some numerical invariants are constant (the affine Milnor number 7(t), the Milnor number at infinity 5(t), the number of critical values, the number of affine critical values, the number of critical values at infinity). Let n=2, we also suppose the degree of the ftf_t is a constant, then the polynomials f0f_0 and f1f_1 are topologically equivalent. For n>3n>3 we suppose that critical values at infinity depend continuously on t, then we prove that the geometric monodromy representations of the ftf_t are all equivalent.