Fundamental groups of some special quadric arrangements

Research paper by M. Amram, M. Teicher

Indexed on: 29 May '07Published on: 29 May '07Published in: Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry


In this work we obtain presentations of fundamental groups of the complements of three families of quadric arrangements in $\mathbb{P}^2$. The first arrangement is a union of $n$ quadrics, which are tangent to each other at two common points. The second arrangement is composed of $n$ quadrics which are tangent to each other at one common point. The third arrangement is composed of $n$ quadrics, $n-1$ of them are tangent to the $n$'th one and each one of the $n-1$ quadrics is transversal to the other $n-2$ ones.