Classical Zariski pairs
Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications
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We enumerate and classify up to equisingular deformation all irreducible plane sextics constituting the so called classical Zariski pairs. In most cases we obtain two deformation families, called abundant and non-abundant. Four sets of singularities are realized by abundant sextics only, and one exceptional set of singularities is realized by three families, one abundant and two complex conjugate non-abundant. This exceptional set of singularities has submaximal total Milnor number 18. © 2012 World Scientific Publishing Company.