The problem of residual intersections is one of considerable importance in algebraic geometry. In its most general form the problem may be stated as follows. On a given variety V of d dimensions two varieties A and B, of respective dimensions k and k′, pass through a variety C whose dimension r is not less than r′ = k + k′ – d. It is required to determine the variety D of dimension r′ which forms the residual intersection of A and B. The classical paper on this subject is that of Severi*. He considers the case in which V is a linear space, and obtains a large variety of enumerative results connecting the characters of the residual intersection with those of the given loci.