Reflection Ideals and mappings between generic submanifolds in complex space

M. S. Baouendi, Nordine Mir, Linda Preiss Rothschild

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Results on finite determination and convergence of formal mappings between smooth generic submanifolds in ℂ N are established in this article. The finite determination result gibes sufficient conditions to guarantee that a formal map is uniquely determined by its jet, of a preassigned order, at a point. Convergence of formal mappings for real-analytic generic submanifolds under appropriate assumptions is proved, and natural geometric conditions are given to assure that if two germs of such submanifolds are formally equivalent, then, they are necessarily biholomorphically equivalent. It is also shown that if two real-algebraic hypersurfaces in ℂ N are biholomorphically equivalent, then, they are algebraically equivalent. All the results are first proved in the more general context of "reflection ideals" associated to formal mappings between formal as well as real-analytic and real-algebraic manifolds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-580
Number of pages38
JournalJournal of Geometric Analysis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002



  • algebraic equivalence
  • biholomorphic equivalence
  • finite type
  • formal equivalence
  • formal mapping
  • generic submanifold
  • holomorphically nondegenerate
  • reflection ideal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geometry and Topology

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