Two formulas for the BR multiplicity

Research paper by Steven L. Kleiman

Indexed on: 16 Jul '16Published on: 14 Jul '16Published in: ANNALI DELL'UNIVERSITA' DI FERRARA

Abstract

We prove a projection formula, expressing a relative Buchsbaum–Rim multiplicity in terms of corresponding ones over a module-finite algebra of pure degree, generalizing an old formula for the ordinary (Samuel) multiplicity. Our proof is simple in spirit: after the multiplicities are expressed as sums of intersection numbers, the desired formula results from two projection formulas, one for cycles and another for Chern classes. Similarly, but without using any projection formula, we prove an expansion formula, generalizing the additivity formula for the ordinary multiplicity, a case of the associativity formula.