Log canonical thresholds of semistable plane curves
The aim of the paper is to provide a criterion for the stability of plane curves using log canonical thresholds. As an application, we compare stable pairs of degree $d$ with stable plane curves with degree $d$.(Received January 18 2002)
(Revised November 18 2002)
1 The research was supported by the Sogang University Special Research Grants in 2001, and by grant No. R01-2002-000-00083-0(2002) from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation.