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A conjecture like Cayley–Bacharach theorem

Let five conics through 12 points in the plane, one conic through six points, and one point lie on two conics. Then every cubic that passes through any eleven of the points also passes through the ...
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Do very general hypersurfaces contain smooth surfaces with $c_1^2>2c_2?$

Let $X$ be a very general hypersurface of degree $d$ in $\mathbb{P}^n.$ Does $X$ contain a smooth surface $S$ with $c_1(T_S)^2>2c_2(T_S)$? For $d<<\sqrt{n}$ the answer is yes, as $X$ will ...
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Modules over an Azumaya algebra and modules over the associated Brauer-Severi variety

Assume $\mathcal{A}$ is an Azumaya algebra of rank $r^2$ on a smooth projective scheme $Y$ over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $f: X\rightarrow Y$ be the Brauer-Severi variety associated to $\mathcal{A}$. I read ...
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Del Pezzo surfaces and homotopy groups of spheres

A (complex) del Pezzo surface is a smooth projective complex surface with ample anticanonical line bundle. Such surface has a degree defined as the self intersection of the canonical divisor. It is ...
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almost complex embedding of $S^2$ and $S^6$ into $\mathbb{C}^N$

In Which Spheres are Complex Manifolds? , I find that $S^2=\mathbb{C}P^1$ is a complex manifold and $S^6$ is an almost complex manifold. Are there references about: What is the smallest integer $N$ ...
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characteristic classes of symmetric product

Given a (real or almost complex) manifold $M$, Let the symmetric product be the quotient space $$ B(M,2)=(M\times M\setminus\ \Delta)/\ \mathbb{Z}_2 $$ where $$ \Delta=\{(m,m)\mid m\in M \} $$ and ...
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How can I include irreducibility in a Groebner basis calculation?

I'm trying to prove impossibility of certain systems of differential/polynomial equations using Groebner basis techniques. For example, consider the equation $qn = mf$, where each of the variables ...
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The self intersection class of exceptional divisor of 3-fold blown up along a curve

Suppose $X$ is a smooth complete variety of dimension $3$, let $\sigma\colon\widetilde{X}\to X$ the blow-up along smooth curve $C\subset X$, let $\sigma^{-1}(C)=E$ be the exceptional divisor, let $f$ ...
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Mestre-type algorithm for higher-genus curves?

Is there an analogous algorithm for genus $g>2$ curves that, given a complete set of invariants, outputs a curve with those invariants? (I'm interested in particular in $g=3$.) Any references ...
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What is the Segre class of a generating line of a cone

Suppose $U=\textrm{Proj}\ k[X,Y,Z,W]/(XY-Z^2)$ is the projective closure of an affine cone, let $V$ be a generating line of the cone $V=V(Y,Z)$, how do we calculate the Segre class $s(V,U)$? (We can ...
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Deformation of finite coverings between smooth projective varieties

Assume that we have a finite covering $$f \colon X \longrightarrow Y,$$ where $X$ and $Y$ are smooth, complex projective varieties of dimension $n$. Therefore we obtain a splitting $$f_* \mathscr{O}_X ...
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Chern classes of ideal sheaf of locally complete intersection

Let $C\varsubsetneq X$ be a reducible locally complete intersection closed pure $1$-dimensional subscheme in a smooth projective variety of dimension $3$ over a algebraically closed field $k$ of ...
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Indecomposable decomposition for a commutative ring

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity. We say that $R$ has an indecomposible decomposition if it can be wrighten as a finite direct sum of indecomposiable rings. Is there any characterization ...
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Category theory for Algebraic Geometry

How much of category theory should I know to view schemes, sheaves and cohomology concepts as concrete cases of abstract categorical concepts? Is there a textbook of category theory for AG people?
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Fundamental Group of SL_2 [on hold]

I am thinking whether there is a simple criterion or visible method to know the fundamental group of SL_2(R), or SL_2(F) with an arbitrary field F. Because SL_2(R) is already a 3-dimensional ...
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Connectedness of moduli of vector bundles

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety. Given two vector bundles $V_1$ and $V_2$ such that $[V_1]=[V_2]\in K^0(X)$, can one expect that $V_1$ and $V_2$ can be connected by a family of vector bundles? ...
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A road to inter-universal Teichmuller theory

What would be a study path for someone in the level of Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry to understand and study inter-universal Teichmuller (IUT) theory? I know that it heavily relies on anabelian ...
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Lie algebra of holomorphic vector fields

It's well known that the holomorphic vector fields on a complex manifold form a Lie algebra. In simplest situations, this Lie algebra can be described explicitly. For example, take $X=\mathbb{P}^n$, ...
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Counting number of $2\times 2$ unimodular matrices of particular type

From set of numbers from $\Bbb S=\{0,1,\dots,m\}$, how many distinct $3\times 3$ unimodular matrices parametrized by $(a,b,c,d,e,f)\in\Bbb S^6$ of following type can one form? \begin{bmatrix} a^2 ...
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An equality of discriminant and resultant divisors

Let $\Phi$ be the root system of a split group $G$ over a field $k$. The differentials $d\alpha$ of the roots define a polynomial called the discriminant $$\prod_{\alpha\in\Phi}d\alpha$$ on $\mathfrak ...
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About the relation between the categories $\text{Sch}$, $\text{LRS}$ and $\text{RS}$

I've asked this question http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1407451/about-the-relation-between-the-categories-textsch-textlrs-and-text on math.stackexchange , however I don't think I will receive ...
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Unibranch partial normalization

In a paper I recently read something about the "unibranch partial normalization" of a curve. Say, $R$ is a local integral domain with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ and fraction field $K$. Is it ...
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Non trivial rank 2 holomorphic vector bundles in complex dimensions greater than or equal 2

Does every compact complex manifold of complex dimension greater than or equal two possess a nontrivial rank 2 holomorphic vector bundle?
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Derived global functions on (derived) stacks $BG$ and $G/G$

In Toen's Affine Stacks, he computes that $\mathcal{O}(B\mathbb{G}_a) = k[\epsilon]$ with $|\epsilon| = 1$ and trivial differential (where here $\mathcal{O}$ is computed in a derived sense, and we ...
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Quantities associated to deformed sheaves

I am trying to figure out what happens to "quantities" associated to a sheaf when one deforms it. I am actually interested in deforming a bounded complex of coherent sheaves but I want to make the ...
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Intrinsic definition of the weight filtration

Let $X$ be a smooth quasiprojective complex variety. Then Deligne (Theorie de Hodge II) defined a weight filtration on the Betti cohomology of $X$. The general philosophy is quite simple: express the ...
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definition of “immersion” of schemes (without open or closed)

On Prop. 1.7 (a) on page 5 of Milne's Etale Cohomology book states: Any immersion is quasi-finite. A google search turned up definitions for "open immersion" and "closed immersion", never just ...
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Commuting diagram, algebraic cycles and K-theory

What is the easiest way to see the veracity of the following commutative diagram?$$\require{AMScd} \begin{CD} K(X) \otimes K(Y) @>\text{ch}(-) \otimes \text{ch}(-)>> A(X, \mathbb{Q}) \otimes ...
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Rank of the Jacobian of a family of hyperelliptic curves of genus 2

Assume tha $C$ be the hyperelliptic curve $y^2 = (x-a_1)\cdots (x-a_5)$ of genus $g=2$ and $a_i \in \mathbb{Z}$ and we know that the integers $a_i$ has the form $a_i= d_1^2 - d_i^2$ for some positive ...
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Tangent space of Hilbert scheme

We have the following theorem: Let $X$ be a projective scheme over an algebraically closed field $k$, and $Y \subset X$ a closed subscheme with Hilbert polynomial $P$. Then$$T_{[Y]}\text{Hilb}_P (X) ...
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Vanishing natural transformation and strong generator

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety (over the field of complex numbers). Let $T$ be strong generator of $D^b(X)$ : this means that every object in $D^b(X)$ can be obtained in a given finite number ...
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Construction of coherent sheaf such that $\text{Proj}\,\text{Sym}\,(\mathcal{F}) = \text{Sym}^n X$

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve. How do I construct a coherent sheaf $\mathcal{F}$ on $\text{Pic}^n X$ (i.e., the component of the Picard scheme of $X$ parametrizing line bundles of degree $n$) ...
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Asymptotic $\int_M \mathrm{exp}[\mathbf{e}\left(n -\frac{t}{2\pi i}\right)] \left( 1 + \frac{5}{6} \mathbf{e}^2 \right)^{1/2} $ on quintic Calabi-Yau

Let $M = \{ G(x) = 0 \} \subseteq \mathbb{P}^4$ be a quintic Calabi-Yau and $\mathbf{e} \in H^2(M, \mathbb{Z})$ such that $\int_M \mathbf{e}^3 = 5$. Then as $t \gg 1$: $$ \int_M e^{n \mathbf{e}} ...
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Does the Bombieri-Lang conjecture imply severe restrictions on rational points on twists of hyperelliptic curves?

According to Silverman, the Bombieri-Lang conjecture implies that the rational points of surface on general type lie on finite set of curves, except for a finite set of points. Let $f$ be univariate ...
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Elementary examples on sheaf extension

Let $V\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a projective variety and $C_V$ its conormal subvariety in $T^\ast\mathbb{P}^n$. Denote by $\mathscr{O}_{C_V}$ its structure sheaf, then when will the condition ...
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Relationship between the syntomic cohomology of Kato and of Fontaine-Messing

Fix a prime $p$ and let $X$ be a $\mathbb{Z}_{p}$-scheme. Write $X_{n}:=X\otimes\mathbb{Z}/p^{n}$ and $\phi:X_{1}\rightarrow X_{1}$ for the absolute Frobenius. Let $X\hookrightarrow Z$ be a (suitable) ...
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For all schemes w/Hilbert polynomial P, exists $m_P$ s.t. no higher cohomology, $I(k)$ generated by globally sections, multiplication is surjective

Consider the following theorem. For every polynomial $P$, there exists an integer $m_P$ such that for all ideal subsheaves $I \subset \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^n}$ with Hilbert polynomial $P$ and ...
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Pull-push formula?

There are many contexts in which the push-pull formula $f_*(f^*(\alpha)\cdot \beta) = \alpha \cdot f_*(\beta)$ holds. I am interesting mostly in the case of algebraic K-theory and Chow rings (under ...
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Derived pullback of the coarse moduli morphism

Let $f: \mathcal{X}\to X$ be a morphism from a smooth DM-stack $\mathcal{X}$ to its coarse moduli space $X$. Assume that $X$ is also smooth. Is it true that $Lf^*$ is fully faithful and induces an ...
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object in D^bCoh(P^2) with prescribed RHom's

Let $\mathbb{C}P^2$ denote the projective plane. From reading the section of http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~coskun/gokova.pdf which surveys Gieseker stable sheaves, I have understood that there are ...
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When are direct products exact in the category of quasi-coherent sheaves?

(This question is crossposted from MSE, since there the question did not recieve any attention whatsoever.) I would like to know if there is a description (or at least some sufficient condition ...
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Reference for the statement that the complement of an affine open has codimension one

The following statement seems to be "well-known", but I am unable to find a reference in the standard literature. Could someone suggest a reference? Let $X$ be a separated normal connected Noetherian ...
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anabelian analogues of the Weil Pairing?

Classically the Weil pairing for an abelian variety $A$ over a field $k$ (say of characteristic 0 for simplicity) can be thought of as an (especially nice) morphism of galois modules: ...
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The cohomology ring of a compact toric manifold

Given a compact toric manifold $X$ with Picard number $r$ it is well known that the cohomology ring $H^*(X;\mathbb{C})$ is a quotient of the polynomial ring $\mathbb{C}[p_1,\dots,p_r]$ by the ideal ...
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Morphism of Shimura varieties and differential equations

Is there a way of constructing a morphism between Shimura varieties using differential equations? Maybe, this looks like a completely ridiculous question, so I think that I should explain the context ...
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Combinatorial interpretation for a toric intersection number

Let $X$ be an $n$-dimensional toric variety and let $D$ be an effective divisor (eg nef or ample). Is there a combinatorial interpretation (eg in terms of the fan or polytope) of the intersection ...
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Definition of Strongly Stable 0-cycle

I am not sure whether this question deserves to be asked in this forum, but I have no other choice as I can't find the definition anywhere. So here is the question: When is a 0-cycle on $\mathbb P^n$ ...
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Serre duality over a non-algebraically closed field

Suppose $X$ is a projective smooth variety over a non-algebraically closed field , do we still have $Ext^i(F,\omega)\to H^{n-i}(X,F)^{\vee}$? (Hartshorne's proof Thm III 7.6 requires $k$ to be ...
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Rank of the Jacobian of twists of hyperelliptic curves

Suppose that a hyperelliptic curve $C$ of genus $g \geq 4$ is given by the equation $$\displaystyle C: y^2 = a_0 x^{2g+2} + a_1 x^{2g+1} + \cdots + a_{2g+2} = f(x).$$ The Jacobian variety $J(C)$ of ...
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Is the elementary transformation along a curve decomposable?

Let $S$ be a surface. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle on $S$. Let $C\in |L|$ be a curve on $S$, and let $A$ be a globally generated line bundle on $C$ of degree $d$ and with 2 sections. Then we get ...