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Second Witt Vectors. ( xpost)

This post didn't get much response on stack exchange yesterday. Any thoughts? http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1172566/witt-vector-question
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Global sections of locally free sheaves and its values on closed points

Let $X$ be a projective scheme, $\mathcal{F}$ a locally free sheaf on $X$. Given a closed point $x \in X$, denote by $\mathcal{F}(x)$ the module $\mathcal{F}_x \otimes_{\mathcal{O}_{X,x}} k_x$, where ...
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Does the ring of invariants inherit normality?

Let $A$ be a normal ring (in the sense that its localizations at prime ideals are normal domains), and suppose that a finite group $G$ acts on $A$ by ring automorphisms. Form the subring $A^G \subset ...
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Etale local fibrations in the Grothendieck ring of varieties

Let $k$ be a field and $K_0(Var_k)$ the Grothendieck ring of varieties over $k$. This is the ring generated by isomorphism classes of varieties over $k$ with multiplication given by $$ [X \times_k Y] ...
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Ascending chain condition on radical ideals

There is a basic theorem in the geometry of schemes saying that the Spec of a Noetherian ring is a Noetherian topological space. It can be formulated as the ACC condition implies the ACCR condition ...
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Bertini theorem for big divisors and klt pairs

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety and let $D$ be a big $\mathbb Q$-divisor on $X$. Assume that for $m$ large $|mD|$ has no fixed components. Is there a $\mathbb Q$-divisor $D'\equiv D$ so that ...
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Moving lemma for algebraic curves

Let $X$ be a smooth irreducible projective curve contained in $\mathbb{P}^3$ and $Y$ be another reduced but not necessarily irreducible curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Denote by $P$ the Hilbert polynomial of ...
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Blowing-up the Grassmannian at a point

Does anyone know what the blow-up of the Grassmannian at a point looks like? Consider $G=Gr(r,n)$ and $V\in G$. I want to understand more explicitly what $Bl_V(G)$ should mean. Of course for affine ...
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A combinatorial question on ranks

Denote $$\mathscr{C}[r]=\{Q\in\Bbb Z_{\geq 0,\leq 1}^{n\times n}:\mathsf{rk}(Q)= r\}.$$ $$\mathscr{D}[A,t]=\{B\in\mathscr{C}[\mathsf{rk}(A)]:\mathsf{dim}(col(A)\cap col(B))\geq t\}.$$ Given ...
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Tensor calculus on the frame bundle

Let $M$ be a manifold and let $g$ be a tensor on it, say for example a metric $g\in\Gamma(T^{\ast}M\otimes T^{\ast}M)$. I know how to perform any computation on $g$. For instance, taking its ...
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Minimum rank non-negative matrix summations

Given matrix $M\in\Bbb Z_{\geq0,\leq b}^{n\times n}$ of rank $r$. What is minimum $k$ such that $$\mathscr{A}[b,k]=\{Q\in\Bbb R_{\geq0,\leq b}^{n\times n}:\mathsf{rank}(Q)\leq k\}$$ contains $R,S$ ...
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Is the ring of invariants Noetherian?

Let $R$ be a complete regular local ring whose residue field is perfect. Suppose that a finite group $G$ acts on $R$ by ring automorphisms in such a way that the induced action on the residue field is ...
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Can an abelian variety/Q have no points over Q_sol?

Let $A/\mathbb{Q}$ be an abelian variety. Must there be a finite solvable extension $K/\mathbb{Q}$ such that $A(K)$ is nontrivial? This follows from the conjecture that the maximal ...
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Reference for Arakelov's theorem: $K^2_f=0$ iff $f$ is locally trivial

Let $f:X\longrightarrow B$ be a family of curves, with $f$ relatively minimal, over a fixed curve $B$ ($B$ is projective, irreducible and smooth). The fibration $f$ is said locally trivial if all ...
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When does a perverse sheaf occur in the decomposition theorem?

Suppose I am in the setting of the decomposition theorem, i.e., we have the decomposition of the direct image $f_*\mathbb Q_\ell$, where $f:X\to Y$ is proper. Then the direct image decomposes into a ...
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Regular embeddings of reductive groups

A regular embedding of a connected reductive linear algebraic group $G$ defined over $\mathbb{F}_q$ is a morphism $\varphi : G \rightarrow G'$ of algebraic groups which is a closed immersion where ...
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Calculate the intersection numbers by a plane section [on hold]

This question is from the chapter A of Reid's note: Chapters on algebraic surfaces Let X = X$_d$ $\subset$ P$^3$ be a nonsingular surface of degree d and suppose that X has a plane section P ...
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Blowig-up a point in the singular locus

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a variety singular along a smooth subvariety $Z\subset X$ of positive dimension. Let us assume that $X$ has ordinary singularities along $Z$. Now, let $\pi:Y\rightarrow ...
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Is there a formula for the intersection of projectivized lines inside a projectivized vector bundle?

Let $E\rightarrow D$ be a complex rank two vector bundle over a compact complex one dimensional manifold $D$. Let $L_1, L_2 \subset E$ be rank one subbundles of E (i.e. line bundles). Let $$ n_1:= ...
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How does one compute the first Chern class of a Line bundle defined as the Kernel of a linear map?

Let $M$ and $N$ be compact complex manifolds of the same dimension ($m$) and $\mu: M \rightarrow N$ a holomorphic map. Let $D \subset M$ be the subset of points of $M$, where $d\mu|_p$ fails to be ...
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Function field of the Jacobian of genus 2 curve over $\mathbb{F}_q$

I have been trying to build the function field of the jacobian of a genus 2 smooth curve over a finite field, but I am having problems making it explicit, I need to work with another curve with points ...
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Pro-constructible subset of scheme intersects very dense subsets?

Let $X$ be a scheme, let $D$ be a very dense subset of $X$ and let $Y$ be a pro-constructible subset of $X$. Is it true that $Y \cap D \neq \emptyset$? If $Y$ is just constructible, this is true. ...
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Multiplication Map, Is it invariant?

Let $\pi:X\rightarrow Z$ a double cover of an elliptic curve with genus $g\geq 3$. Choose a general rank 2 and degree -1 vector bundle $F$ on $Z$, let $E=\pi^*F$ and fix $x\in X$. The involution $i$ ...
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Relation between intersection and product of ideals

Let $C$ be a smooth projective (irreducible) curve in $\mathbb{P}^n$ for some $n$. Denote by $I_C$ the ideal of $C$. Let $g \in I_C\backslash I_{C}^2$, an irreducible element. Is it true that for any ...
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A simple question about a resolution of a conifers singularity

Let $X$ be a conifold defined by the equation $xy-zw=0$ in $\mathbb{C}^4$ and $\tilde{X}$ its crepant resolution, which is isomorphic to $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P^1}}(-1)^{\oplus 2}$. Then there is a ...
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About convex combinations of real-stable multivariable complex polynomials

Say $f: \mathbb{C}^{n+1} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is a real stable multivariable polynomial on the variables $(z,w_1,w_2,...,w_n)$. (a "real-stable" polynomial is one which has no zeroes in the open ...
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What happens to the cohomology ring after a “flip-flop”?

I've been trying to understand what happens to the cohomology ring (say with coefficients in $\mathbb{R}$) of a smooth complex projective manifold after blowing up along a smooth complex submanifold. ...
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Higher genus Gromov-Witten potential

Is it known if the higher genus (gravitational) Gromov-Witten potential is split in a classical and quantum part like the genus 0 Gromov-Witten potential? If so, Could someone give a reference?
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Implicit Function Theorem on Singular Varieties

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two complex reduced affine algebraic or analytic varieties, possibly singular. Take a regular proper function $$f\colon X \to Y $$ and assume that it is bijective at the level of ...
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Is there an analogue of the Tate (and Hodge) conjecture for varieties that are not proper smooth (i.e., the mixed case)?

Let $X/K$ be a variety (scheme of finite type, geometricaly integral) over a finitely generated field $K$. If it is smooth and proper, we can formulate the Tate conjecture, and if $\text{char}(K) = 0$ ...
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A proper smooth surface is projective

My question is a reference request for the following fact: if $k$ is a field and $X$ a proper smooth surface over $k$, then $X \rightarrow \mathrm{Spec}\, k$ is projective. Where is this well-known ...
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Intersections of the B-orbits and the orbits of some other Borel subgroups in the flag variety G/B

This is a follow-up of this previous question below: Intersections of $B$ and $B^-$ orbits in the flag variety $G/B$ Let $G = SL_n(\mathbb{C})$, $B$ be the standard Borel subgroup, and consider some ...
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Automorphisms of a quotient variety

Let $X$ be a variety, and $G\subset Aut(X)$ a subgroup of the automorphism group of $X$. Assume that the quotient $Y = X/G$ is a variety. Does there exist some simple relation between $Aut(X)$, $G$ ...
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About real roots of complex multivariable polynomials

Let $f(z,w_1,w_2,..,w_n)$ be a multivarible complex polynomial mapping $\mathbb{C}^{n+1} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ and it has all real coefficients. Assume that this is "real-stable" i.e it has no roots ...
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What is the error here? [closed]

Let $X$ a curve of genus $g\geq 3$ with a double cover to an elliptic curve $Z$. Let $F$ be a rank $2$ and degree $1$ locally free sheaf on $Z$, and $G$ its pullback to X. Then, by Serre duality ...
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Are all (graded) Artinian complete intersections like this?

I'm trying to prove some stuff (it's not important what) about (graded) Artinian complete intersections $R=\mathbb{C}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]/I$, where the $x_i$ have certain positive weights and where $I$ is ...
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“Exceptional components” of the exceptional divisor of a blow up

Assume we are blowing up an ideal $I$ on an affine variety $X$, let $E$ be the exceptional divisor, and $P$ be a (closed) point in $V$, the zero set of $I$. Is there any algorithm to check that $E$ ...
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Degree 2 curves on a degree d hypersurface in P^(2d+2)/3

One of the foundations of Gromov-Witten theory is the use (due to Kontsevich I think) of localization to calculate the number of degree $n$ curves on a general quintic 3-fold. When calculating the ...
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Find a polynomial not in any ideal generated by polynomials of total degree $o(n)$

Is there an explicit nontrivial (= not a constant) polynomial $p \in \mathbb{C}[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ such that, for any ideal $I \not= \mathbb{C}[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ generated by $f_1, f_2, \ldots, f_m$ ...
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reference for “curves over S are locally the base change of a curve over S' which is finite type over R”

So recently I heard someone claiming that if $X\rightarrow S$ is a smooth curve (not necessarily proper?) and $S$ is an arbitrary scheme over $\text{Spec }R$ (for $R$ sufficiently nice), then there is ...
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A question on the effective cone

Let $X$ be a projective variety and $G$ a finite group acting on $X$. We consider the quotient $\pi:X\rightarrow Y :=X/G$. I'm interested in the relation between $Eff(X)$ and $Eff(Y)$. In ...
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Normal bundles of rational equivalent curves

Let $C_1, C_2$ be rationally equivalent curves in a smooth projective variety $P$. Let $$N_i: = \mathcal{H}om(I_{i}/I^2_{i}, \mathcal{O}_{C_i})$$ be the normal bundle of $C_i$, where $I_i$ is the ...
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liftings of principal bundles

I would like to know what structure has the category of liftings of a principal bundle. Let me be more precise. Fix $k$ an algebraically closed field and $X$ a smooth projective variety over it (for ...
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Deformation with fixed ramification

Suppose that $f : X \to Y$ is a finite, surjective morphism of normal varieties. I want to know about the space of first-order deformations of $X$ over $Y$ with fixed ramification, i.e. the ...
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Intersection multiplicty and global sections

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety, $V, W$ closed subschemes in $X$ such that $V \cap W$ is finitely many points. Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle on $X$. Is there any relation between ...
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Proof of “generic curve of genus at least 2 has no nontrivial maps to a positive genus curve”

I searched for it for a long time, but it seems that everybody is taking this for granted and does not bother to point out a proof. Would it be possible that someone points me to a proof or makes me ...
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Structure of the automorphism group of a Riemann surface

I was wondering if anything is known about the possible structure of $\mathrm{Aut}(S)$ for a Riemann surface $S$. More precisely, are there known obstructions for a finite group $G$ to be such an ...
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Adjunction map for projective surfaces

Before stating my question, let me recall (part of) the classical result on the adjunction map for complex projective surfaces, due in this modern form to Beltrametti and Sommese: Adjunction ...
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Weierstrass division theorem for henselian rings

Let $A$ be an henselian local noetherian ring. There is an old result of Lafon ("Anneaux henséliens et théorème de préparation" (1967)), which says that if $A$ is analytically normal and of ...
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Hyperelliptic curve of genus 2 over R

I know that the points of an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$, $\mathbb{R}$ or other field $K$ form a group, particularly the most common example to explain the naive way is with this curve ...