Talk:Intersection number

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Intersection number could defined for two manifolds (m and n in m+n) as the degree of some mapping. Just as the de.wikipedia page.--刻意 05:40, 25 December 2008 (UTC)


Why is this article called "intersection number (algebraic geometry)" rather than "intersection number"? Is it contemplated that there may also be "intersection numbers" in fields other than algebraic geometry? What fields would those be? Should this page be moved to "intersection number"? Michael Hardy (talk) 20:40, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

"Especially in algebraic geometry" ??? Utter nonsense![edit]

An early sentence of this article reads as follows:

"In mathematics, and especially in algebraic geometry, the intersection number generalizes the intuitive notion of counting the number of times two curves intersect to higher dimensions, multiple (more than 2) curves, and accounting properly for tangency."

Intersection number lives in the field of algebraic topology, and is used in any other branch of mathematics where curves, surfaces, and higher dimensional manifolds are studied. But to omit (algebraic) topology from the "especially" clause is utter nonsense.Daqu (talk) 03:38, 30 January 2013 (UTC)