Right Unimodal and Bimodal Singularities in Positive Characteristic
MFO Scientific ProgramOWLF 2015
Nguyen, Hong Duc
The problem of classification of real and complex singularities was initiated by Arnol'd in the sixties who classified simple, unimodal and bimodal w.r.t. right equivalence. The classification of right simple singularities in positive characteristic was achieved by Greuel and the author in 2014. In the present paper we classify right unimodal and bimodal singularities in positive characteristic by giving explicit normal forms. Moreover we completely determine all possible adjacency diagrams of simple,unimodal and bimodal singularities. As an application we prove that, for singularities of right modality at most 2, the $\mu$-constant stratum is smooth and its dimension is equal to the right modality. In contrast to the complex analytic case, there are, for any positive characteristic, only finitely many 1-dimensional (resp. 2-dimensional) families of right class of unimodal (resp. bimodal) singularities. We show that for fixed characteristic $p > 0 $ of the ground field, the Milnor number of f satisfies $\mu(f)<4p$, if the right modality of $f$ is at most 2.