Brasselet number and Newton polygons

  • Thaís M. Dalbelo
  • Luiz HartmannEmail author


We present a formula to compute the Brasselet number of \(f:(Y,0)\rightarrow (\mathbb {C}, 0)\) where \(Y\subset X\) is a non-degenerate complete intersection in a toric variety X. As applications we establish several results concerning invariance of the Brasselet number for families of non-degenerate complete intersections. Moreover, when \((X,0) = (\mathbb {C}^n,0)\) we derive sufficient conditions to obtain the invariance of the Euler obstruction for families of complete intersections with an isolated singularity which are contained in X.

Mathematics Subject Classification

Primary 14M25 55S35 Secondary 14B05 32S05 58K45 



The authors are grateful to Nivaldo de Góes Grulha Jr. from ICMC-USP for helpful conversations in developing this paper and to Bruna Oréfice Okamoto from DM-UFSCar for helpful conversations about the Bruce–Roberts’ Milnor number. Through the project CAPES/PVE Grant 88881. 068165/2014-01 of the program Science without borders, Professor Mauro Spreafico visited the DM-UFSCar in São Carlos providing useful discussions with the authors. Moreover, the authors were partially supported by this project, therefore we are grateful to this program. We would like to thank the referee for many valuable suggestions which improved this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)São CarlosBrazil

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