Inclusion-exclusion and Segre classes, II

P. Aluffi

Considerations based on the known relation between different characteristic classes for singular hypersufaces suggest that a form of the `inclusion-exclusion' principle may hold for Segre classes. We formulate and prove such a principle for a notion closely related to Segre classes. This is used to provide a simple computation of the classes introduced in our previous work, in certain special (but representative) cases.