We give a formula relating the total Tjurina number and the generic splitting type of the bundle of logarithmic vector fields associated to a reduced plane curve. By using it, we give a characterization of nearly free curves in terms of splitting types. Several applications to free and nearly free arrangements of lines are also given, in particular a proof of a form of Terao's Conjecture for arrangements having a line with at most four intersection points.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Mathematics