F ~ O inducing exact sequences x (1) (0) Suppose that the proposition is be a maximal k-sequence in and let is a zcrodjvisol'.

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VIII, §11J. - 39 - d1 95. Local complete intersections and the Tate-Zariski l·esolution. In this sect,ion E R,!!! is a local, noeUlerian ring. denotes the Koszul complex generated over minimal set of generators that E tl, ••• ,t n for =:: !!!. {)') • F, as well as the R-algebra k. 13) in the previous sect,ion, E It was shown hy is acyclic if and only if k is regular. Assmus that acyclicity of F characterizes another import- ant type of local rings, the local complete intersections. 1. -adic completion - 40 - or Then k.