tangent cone

tangent cone

[′tan·jənt ‚kōn]
(mathematics)
A cone each of whose elements is tangent to a given quadric surface.
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Topics of the remaining 11 papers include minimal free resolutions of lexsegment ideals, tangent cones of numerical semigroup rings, topological Cohen-Macaulay criteria for monomial ideals, and the type of the base ring associated to a transversal polymatroid.