SMS scnews item created by Yinan Zhang at Tue 17 Aug 2010 1726
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 19 Aug 2010
Calendar1: 19 Aug 2010 1300-1400
CalLoc1: Carslaw 351
Auth: (yzha7096) in SMS-WASM

SUMS: Zhu -- Resolution of Monomials on Manifolds with Corners

A sum of smooth, monomial functions may not behave smoothly near the corners of a
manifold.  These issues may, however, be resolved by a finite sequence of ’blow ups’ on
the manifold.  In this talk, the concept of a fan is introduced and used to prove the
existence of such a resolution in the case of a single corner.