We study the change of the minimal degree of a logarithmic derivation of a hyperplane arrangement under the addition or the deletion of a hyperplane and give a number of applications. First, we prove the existence of Tjurina maximal line arrangements in a lot of new situations. Then, starting with Ziegler’s example of a pair of arrangements of d= 9 lines with n3= 6 triple points in addition to some double points, having the same combinatorics, but distinct minimal degree of a logarithmic derivation, we construct new examples of such pairs, for any number d≥ 9 of lines, and any number n3≥ 6 of triple points. Moreover, we show that such examples are not possible for line arrangements having only double and triple points, with n3≤ 5.
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