Algebraic varieties, stacks, sheaves, schemes, moduli spaces, complex geometry, quantum cohomology.

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### On functoriality of the Leray spectral sequence

The Leray spectral sequence is functorial in the following sense: given a commutative square of spaces,
$$\begin{matrix} A & \to & B \\ \downarrow & & \downarrow \\ C & \to & D ...

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### Yang-Mills equations are not elliptic [closed]

How does one prove that the Yang-Mills equations (from classical Yang-Mills theory) are not elliptic?
Alternatively, how does one calculate the principal symbol of the Yang-Mills equations?
Can ...

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### Motivic L-function vs motivic zeta function

Let $M$ be a pure motive over a field $k$. Roughly speaking, the L-function of $M$ is the product over all primes $p$ of
$$L_p(M,s)=\det(I-Fr_p|_{M_\ell^I} N(p)^{-s})^{-1}$$
where $Fr_p$ is a ...

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### Why polarization of abelian varieties?

Maybe this question is not suitable for here, but I don't think I would receive a satisfactory answer in Math StackExchange.
I could never understand the intuition behind polarization of abelian ...

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### Scheme vs $A$-scheme morphisms

Let $A=S^{-1}\mathbb Z$ be a localization of a multiplicative set $S\subset \mathbb Z$.
Question 1: Let $X$ be an arbitrary $A$-scheme, and view $X_A=X\times_{\mathbb Z} A$ as an $A$-scheme via the ...

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### Help with simple rotation on an x,y plane [migrated]

I'm a programmer, with too little background in mathematics, and I am currently faced with the challenge of rotating an object on a 2 axis plane.
Something that is hopefully quite easy for you guys. ...

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### Hodge modules and Deligne-Beilinson cohomology of function fields

Let $K$ be a function field over complex numbers i.e. the fraction field of a complex variety. Then one can define the Deligne-Beilinson cohomology and mixed Hodge modules for $K$ as the direct limit ...

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### Is a smooth union of lines is a subspace?

I apologize if this is a trivial question. Let $X$ be a closed affine subvariety of $\mathbb C^n$ given by the union of lines trough the origin. Does $X$ smooth implies $X$ is a subspace of $\mathbb ...

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### Generic vs General property of reducedness in a family of projective schemes

Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to B$ be a flat family of projective schemes, $B$ is irreducible. Let $\mathrm{Spec} K$ be a generic point on $B$. Denote by $\mathcal{X}_K$, the pull-back of $\mathcal{X}$. This ...

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### Weierstrass model for Calabi-Yau fourfolds

The local Weierstrass model for a Calabi-Yau threefold looks like:
$$ y^2 = x^3 + f\left(z_i\right)x + g\left(z_i\right) \subset \mathbb{P}^2_{\left[x,y\right]} $$
With $f\left(z_i\right) \in ...

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### Zariski open set of linear forms

Let $I$ be a graded homogeneous ideal over $k[x_1, ... ,x_n]$ and $h$ a linear form, let $H$ be the corresponding hyperplane and $I_H$ the restriction of $I$ to $H$.
I am looking for a Zariski open ...

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### Open covering of the Hilbert functor of points

Let $R \to A$ be a homomorphism of commutative rings. Define the functor $$\mathrm{Hilb}^n_{A/R} : \mathsf{CAlg}(R) \to \mathsf{Set}$$ as follows: If $B$ is a commutative $R$-algebra, then ...

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### Cohomology group vs sheaf of cohomology group

Suppose $F$ is a coherent sheaf on a smooth (algebraic or complex) variety $X$. Then we can consider the cohomology groups $$H^p(X,F)$$ for all $i$. Now, let we consider the sheaf ...

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### Singularities of secant varieties of rational normal curves

Let $C\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a rational normal curve of degree $n$, and let $Sec_k(C)\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be its $k$-th secant variety. By Theorem 1.1 in this paper:
...

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### Which valuations of a field yield codimension $1$ subschemes of their 'models'

For a field $F$ (for example, a one generated by a finite number of its elements) there is a directed set of its 'models' (in this case those are 'arithmetic' schemes whose fraction field is $F$). It ...

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### When are isotrivial families split by a finite base-change?

A well-known theorem of Grauert and Fischer states that a smooth proper family of complex manifolds is a locally trivial fibration as soon as all the fibers are isomorphic. It is also easy to obtain ...

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### Question about the specialization map for Etale Fundamental Groups

Let $A$ be a complete, discrete valuation ring, and let $s$ (resp $\eta$) be the special (resp. generic) point of $S=Spec(A)$. Let $\phi:X \rightarrow S$ be a proper morphism and fix geometric base ...

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### Obstruction to Gorenstein Liaisons of space curves

Let $P_1,P$ be Hilbert polynomials of curves in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Denote by $H_{P_1,P}$ the flag Hilbert scheme parametrizing pairs $(C_1 \subset C)$ where $C_1, C$ are of Hilbert polynomials $P_1$ and ...

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### Grothendieck's letter to serre

Is it the letter dated in 27/08/1965 of Grothendieck where he presents to Serre the Standard conjectures on algebraic cycles?

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### A topological criterion for connectedness of a semi-ample divisor

I have a half page long proof of the following statement, and I would like to know if this is (a corollary of) a well known statement. Maybe there is a reference or a three lines proof?
Statement. ...

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### Embedding dimension: local finiteness & intuition for more general spaces

Can every complex analytic space be covered by Stein spaces of finite embedding dimension?
I am almost sure that ought to be true. Here the definition of embedding dimension I have in mind is
$$
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### Examples of nontrivial local systems in Decomposition Theorem

There is a proper map $f: X \rightarrow Y$ of projective varieties. The Decomposition Theorem of Beilinson–Bernstein–Deligne-Gabber states that
$$Rf∗IC_X \cong \oplus_a ...

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### Reference request: SGA7

I want to read SGA7. Without considering the others SGA and EGA, Which are the textbooks for monodromy theory?

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### Newton polygons of modular polynomials

This is pretty much straightforward curiosity. Is there anything known about Newton polygons of classical modular polynomials (polynomial relations between $j(\tau)$ and $j(n\tau)$)? I understand that ...

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### Is the Tate conjecture known for etale covers of products of curves

Let $X$ be a (smooth projective geometrically connected) surface over a finitely generated field $k$. The Tate conjecture predicts that, for $l$ a prime number invertible in $k$, the Chern class map ...

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### History of the connection between Riemann surfaces and complex algebraic curves

As noted in the question "Links between Riemann surfaces and algebraic geometry", there are strong connections between Riemann surfaces and algebraic geometry - for example, compact Riemann surfaces ...

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### Borel-Serre compactification of $\mathbb{H}^3 / SL_2(\mathcal{O}_K)$

Let $\mathbb{H}^3$ be the three-dimensional hyperbolic space. Let $K$ be an imaginary quadratic number field and $\mathcal{O}_K$ its ring of integers. Then $SL_2(\mathcal{O}_K)$ acts on $\mathbb{H}^3$ ...

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### Universal cover of elliptic curve without a point

This is something that I perhaps would be expected to know, but don't. Let $E_\tau$ be the elliptic curve ${\mathbb C}/({\mathbb Z +\mathbb Z} \tau)$. Consider the complement of a point in $E_\tau$,
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### Degree of join of two varieties

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be an irreducible variety of degree $d$ and dimension $n-4$. Let $L\subset X$ be a line of mulitplicity $m$ in $X$. Assume that $m+1\leq d$ so that the general line spanned ...

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### Example of linearization for GIT

Take a vector space $V$ (finite dimensional, over the complex numbers), let $G=SL(V)$. The group $G$ acts on $\mathbb{P}V$ and we can linearize its action to an action on the line bundle ...

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### Non-vanishing of elements in cohomology of full Flag varieties

Consider the full flag variety $F_n$ consisting of full flags in $\mathbb C^n$. There is a collection of tautological bundles on $F_n$:
$0=U_0\subset U_1\subset ...\subset U_{n-1}\subset U_n=\mathbb ...

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### Basic questions on the Hilbert scheme/ Douady space

Let $X$ be a complex projective scheme (resp. complex analytic space). The Hilbert scheme (resp. Douady space) parameterizes closed subschemes (resp. complex analytic subspaces) of $X$. More ...

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### Weil's Riemann Hypothesis for dummies?

Weil's Riemann Hypothesis is a deep result that I don't fully understand, but it has understandable corollaries which interest me. For example:
(a) For any projective curve $X$ satisfying certain ...

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### Canonical Sheaf of Projective Space

I am stuck on one step that occurs without explanation in several Algebraic geometry books.
Starting from the exact sequence
$$0\rightarrow \Omega_{\mathbb{P}^n}\rightarrow ...

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### commutative algebra, diagonal morphism

can anyone help me with the following statement (it is part of a bigger proof where it is not explained).
Let $B$ be a finite type $A$-algebra and consider the kernel $I$ of the diagonal ...

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### calculating the Hilbert polynomial of a scheme given its primary decomposition

Given a scheme $X$ in $\mathbb{P}^n$, let $I_X$ be its, saturated, associated ideal. Suppose that a primary decomposition of this ideal is given by
$$
I_X =I_1 \cap \ldots \cap I_2
$$
I was ...

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### A letter from J. P. Serre

Which is the letter where J. P. Serre present "Analogues Kählériens de certaines conjectures de Weil" to Weil?

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### Time-line until the publicaton of Weil of “Numbers of solutions of equations in finite fields”

In "On the history of the Weil Conjectures" Dieudonné says:
"Appropriately enough, the story, as with so many problems in number theory, begins with Gauss...".
C. F. Gauss, Disquisitiones ...

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### Rational structures on the flag variety over a finite field

Some Notions
A variety over a field is defined to be a scheme of finite type over this field.
An $\mathbb{F}_q$-rational structure of an $\bar{\mathbb{F}}_q$-variety $V$ is a $\mathbb{F}_q$-variety ...

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### Perfectness of the Jacobian of a curve

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve over a field $K$ of characteristic $0$ (but not necessarily algebraically closed). Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle on $C$ of degree $0$. Fix an integer ...

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### question about the induced homomorphism of etale fundamental groups

Background/Setup
For any connected scheme $S$, let $\text{FEt}_S$ denote the category of finite etale $S$-schemes. Let $f : X\rightarrow Y$ be a morphism of connected schemes, then for any finite ...

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### p-adic etale cohomology

Let $X$ be a smooth projective scheme over $\mathbb{Z}_p$, with special fiber $X_s$ over $\mathbb{F}_p$, generic fiber $X_{\eta}$ over $\mathbb{Q}_p$, and geometric generic fiber $\bar{X_{\eta}}$ over ...

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### Homotopy type of complex algebraic varieties

In his 1974 ICM adress "Poids dans la cohomologie des variétés algébriques", Pierre Deligne explains that any finite polyhedron has the same homotopy type as a complex algebraic variety (section 6.).
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### Second betti number of compact analytic spaces

Let $V$ be a proper singular complex algebraic variety, possibly nonprojective ($dim(V)=n>0$). I would like to know:
1) if its second Betti number is non zero,
2) same question but now $V$ is a ...

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### What is the relation between Beilinson's conjectures and Standard conjectures of algebraic cycles?

Do Standard conjectures on the K-theory of varieties over finite field have implications in the motivic cohomology of Z where exist the correct formalism of Beilinson's conjectures?
What is the ...

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### Castelnuovo Mumford Regularity

Let
$$
0 \rightarrow E_{n-1} \rightarrow ... \rightarrow E_1 \rightarrow E_0 \rightarrow I \rightarrow 0 ,
$$
be a minimal free resolution of ideal
$I$,
where
$$
E_p = ...

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### Are there any useful Grothendieck topologies for which the H1 of $GL_n$ is not the set of rank $n$ vector bundles

Let n be a positive integer and X a scheme. Then for all the Grothendieck topologies I know (Zariski, etale, fppf) the set $H^1(X,GL_n)$ is the set of (isomorphism classes of) rank $n$ vector bundles.
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### Are there workable algebraic geometry approaches for the pentagon equation?

A pentagon equation is a system of polynomial equations of degree $3$ with several variables and integer coefficients, given by a fusion ring.
A fusion ring is given by a finite set of integer ...

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### How does one show that slope stability of a vector bundle is an open condition with respect to the polarisation?

I would like a source for the following result, which I expect to be true (probably well known):
Let $X$ be a complex projective variety, $L$ an ample line bundle and $E$ a slope stable vector bundle ...

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### GIT over integers

Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group over ${\mathbb Z}$ (or a finite
localization of a ring of integers $R$ in a number field) acting on an
affine scheme of finite type $M=Spec(A)$ over $R$.
We ...