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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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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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Quadrics and Moduli Spaces

It is well known that $\overline{M}_{0,5}$, the moduli space of $5$-pointed rational curves, can be realized as the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^2$ in four general points. Therefore, we may interpret ...
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A question about an intersection number

Let $\pi:Y\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^3$ be the blow-up of two points $p,q\in\mathbb{P}^3$, and then of the strict transform of the line $L$ spanned by them. Now, Let $E_p,E_q, E_{p,q}$ be respectively the ...
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Blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^4$ along a smooth surface

Let $\pi \colon X\to \mathbb{P}^4$ be the blow-up of a smooth surface $S\subset \mathbb{P}^4$. Is there a formula to compute $(K_X)^4$ ? (which should be dependent on invariants of $S$). In dimension ...
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Intersection Matrix of a resolution

Probably this is a very easy question. Let $f:X\rightarrow S$ be a resolution of a projective surface such that $$K_X = f^{*}K_S+\sum_ia_iE_i$$ with $a_i>0$. By Grauert-Mumford theorem the ...
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Cone over the Veronese surface

Let $V\subset\mathbb{P}^5$ be the Veronese surface and let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^6$ be the cone over it. Since $X$ is $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial there are two integers $a,b$ such that $aK_X = ...
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Blow-ups of $\mathbb{P}^{n-3}$ and $(\mathbb{P}^1)^{n-3}$

Let us consider the points $$p_1=[1:0:...:0],p_2 = [0:1:...:0],...,p_{n-2} =[0:...:0:1],\\ p_{n-1}=[1:1:...:1]\in\mathbb{P}^{n-3}$$ and the blow-up $X = Bl_{p_1,...,p_{n-1}}\mathbb{P}^{n-3}$. ...
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Standard plane Cremona transformation

Let us consider nine general points $p_1,...,p_9\in\mathbb{P}^2$ and the line $L = \left\langle p_1,p_2\right\rangle$. Take the standard Cremona $f_1$ centred in $p_3,p_4,p_5$, then $C_1 = f_1(L)$ is ...
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A question on the secondary fan

I am studying the secondary fan decomposition of the effective cone of a projective variety $X$. Let as assume that $X$ is a Mori Dream Space. As far as I understand passing from a cone of maximal ...
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Projective tangent cones, ordinary singularities and blow-ups

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a projective variety and let $Y\subset X$ be the singular locus of $X$. Assume that $Y$ is smooth. I would like to know if the following are equivalent: $X$ has an ...
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Resolution of singularities of projective varieties

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be an irreducible variety, and let $Sing(X)$ be its singular locus. Let $Y$ be the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^n$ along $Sing(X)$. Assume that we know that the strict transform ...
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When is the proper transform of a subscheme equal to the total transform?

Say that $X \subset Y \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ are closed subschemes and let $\pi: \tilde{Y} \rightarrow Y$ be the blowup along $X$. If $H$ is a hyperplane section of $Y$, under what conditions (on ...
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When the contraction is a morphism defined over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$

Suppose that $S$ is a complex projective surface defined over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$, namely there exists a surface $S_{\overline{\mathbb Q}}$ over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$ such that: ...
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Blow-ups and cohomology

I'm trying to understand how to compute the Chow ring of a blow-up. Let $W\subset \mathbb P^4$ be a smooth surface and let $X$ be the blow-up of $\mathbb P^4$ along $W$ with exceptional divisor $E$. ...
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A question on klt pairs

Let $D$ be a $\mathbb{Q}$-divisor in a smooth variety $X$. In Lazarsfeld book "Positivity in Algebraic Geometry 2" I found Proposition 9.5.13 saying that if for any $x\in D$ we have $mult_xD < 1$ ...
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Blow up solution for a Riccati's equation

I apologize for the problem too simple, but I'm not able at solving it. Consider the Cauchy problem $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{l} \dot x=x(t)^2+t\\ x(0)=0 \end{array} \right. $$ Show that its solution ...
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Holomorphic vector fields on blow-ups of CP^2

On $X=CP^2\#k{(-CP^2)}$ in $k$ generic points, let $h^i=\dim H^i(T^{1,0}X)$, for $i\ge 0$. First, we know $h^i=0$ for $i\ge 2$. By Riemann–Roch formula, I obtain that $h^0-h^1 = 8-2k$. Would someone ...
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A question on resolution of singularities

I am wondering if it could be possible in particular cases to resolve a singularity of dimension $n$ by blowing-up a locus of dimension smaller than $n$. For instance consider a cubic surface ...
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Cohomology of the toric variety $X_\Sigma=\mathbb C^2\sqcup \mathbb C^2\big/\left((x,y)_1\sim(x^{-1},y^{-1})_2\right)_{x,y\neq 0}$

I'm writing a thesis on Chow rings of toric varieties and am looking for a reference on the singular cohomology ring of the blowup of $\mathbb C^2$ at xy=0, i.e. at the coordinate axes. The ...
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Projection of a hypersurface from a point

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. We consider the projective space $\mathbb P_n$ over defined over $k$, the point $Q=(0:\dots:1)$, the hyperplane $H=\{X_n=0\}$ and a hypersurface $X$. We want ...
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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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Small birational maps and singularities of the pair

Let $f:X\dashrightarrow Y$ be a small birational map, where $X,Y$ are normal $\mathbb{Q}$-factorial varieties. Let $\Delta_X\subset X$ be an effective $\mathbb{Q}$-divisor such that the pair ...
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Jacobian Conjecture, Cubic-Keller maps

I have recently read an interesting article about the Jacobian Conjecture, in particular the reduction to the case $f(x) = x + A(x)^3$. I was wondering about codimension one divisors on $Y = A^n$. ...
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Ample divisors on $\mathbb{P}^n$ blown-up at $k$ general points

Let $X$ be the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^n$ at $k$ general points. We can assume $k\leq n+4$. Let $$D = aH-b_1E_1-...-b_kE_k$$ be a divisor on $X$. Are there conditions on $a,b_1,...,b_k$ ensuring that ...
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Simple normal crossing divisors

I found the following definition. A Weil divisor $D = \sum_{i}D_i \subset X$ on a smooth variety $X$ is simple normal crossing if for every point $p \in X$ a local equation of $D$ is ...
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Singular irreducible quadrics

Let $Q\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be the quadric hypersurface defined by $$x_0^2+x_1^2+...+x_k^2 =0.$$ If $2\leq k\leq n-1$ then $Q$ is irreducible and $Sing(Q)$ is a linear space of dimension $n-k-1$. If ...
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Higher cohomology of sheaves on a projective space

Let $S\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a finite set of $s$ reduced points. Let $\mathcal{I}$ be the ideal sheaf of $S$ in $\mathbb{P}^n$. We consider the sheaf ...
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On Neron-Severi group of normal projective surfaces and blow up

Let $X$ be a normal projective surface with at most rational singularites (in finitely many points). Let $\pi:\tilde{X} \to X$ be the blow up of $X$ at finitely many singular points. The question is ...
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blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^5$ as a projective bundle

I am wondering if the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^5$ along three disjoints $\mathbb{P}^1$ (say in generic position) can be understood as a projective bundle over some nice (Fano?) variety. If one ...
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Blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^4$ along a quadric surface

Let $Q\subset\mathbb{P}^3\subset\mathbb{P}^4$ be a smooth quadric surface, and let $X = Bl_Q\mathbb{P}^4$ the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^4$ along $Q$. Let $H$ be the pull-back of the hyperplane section of ...
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Top self-intersection of exceptional divisors

Let $Y\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a smooth variety of codimension two. Consider the blow-up $X = Bl_Y\mathbb{P}^n$ of $\mathbb{P}^n$ along $Y$, and let $E$ be the exceptional divisor over $Y$. Then $E$ ...
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Can discrepancy change after pseudo isomorphisms?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two projective irreductive algebraic varieties of dimension $3$ and let $f:X\dashrightarrow Y$ be a pseudo isomorphism, i.e. a birational map which restricts to an isomorphism ...
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blow-up along non-pure dimensional subvarieties

When speaking about blow-ups, I've seen that everybody says "let $Y \subset X$ be a smooth closed subvariety of codimension $r$..." What happens when one want to blow-up subvarieties which are not of ...
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is the exceptional divisor of an equivariant blow-up linearized?

I hope someone can help me with this. Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety, say over the complex numbers and let $Z$ be a closed subvariety of $X$. Assume that $X$ is acted upon by a finite group ...
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Blowing up rational singularities

Let $X$ be a projective surface embedded into $\mathbb{P}^n_{\mathbb{C}}$ having at most rational singularities. Let $\tilde{X} \to X$ be the minimal resolution of $X$. Is it possible to embed ...
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which varieties can appear as exceptional divisors?

Let $\pi$ be the blow up of $\mathbb{A}^n$ at an ideal $I_{p}$ which is supported at a close point $p$; let $E$ be the associated exceptional divisor. What are the possible varieties $Y$ that can ...
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Is there a blow-up formula for the derived category of a singular ambient variety?

For a nonsingular variety sitting inside a nonsingular ambient variety there is a semi-orthogonal decomposition of the derived category of the blow-up (with center that subvariety). What can be said ...
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Cohomology of tangent bundles

Let $X$ be a smooth scheme and $Z\subset X$ a smooth subscheme. Consider the blow-up $$\pi:\widetilde{X}:=Bl_{Z}X\rightarrow X$$ of $X$ along $Z$. What is the relation between the cohomology of the ...
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Is blowing down functorial?

Let $f: X \to Y$ be a morphism of smooth surfaces and $C \subset Y$ be a contractible exceptional curve on $Y$. Assume that $f^{-1}(C)$ is a contractible exceptional curve as well. Denote by $X'$ ...
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Terminology for blowups in algebraic geometry

This is a partial duplicate of this Stack Exchange question which unfortunately got no answer. All schemes are Noetherian and of finite type, although they need not be normal. With $Z \subset X$ a ...
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blow-up along singular variety

Can somebody give me a nice example of blow-up of a smooth algebraic variety along a singular subvariety? Something I can do some exercise on and check the differences with a smooth blow-up. Thanks!
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Contractibility of union of smooth rational curves in famillies

Let $\pi:\mathcal{X} \to S$ be a family of smooth surfaces containing a subfamily $\mathcal{Y} \subset \mathcal{X}$ proper, flat over $S$ parametrizing contractible curves in $\mathcal{X}$ satisfying ...
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blowups and group actions

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over the complex numbers and assume that $X$ is equipped with the action of a finite group $G$. Denote by $Z$ the closed subscheme of fixed points of $G$ and ...
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cohomology of a blowup: reference needed

Does anybody know a reference in which the computation of the cohomology of a blow-up is made in detail?
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blow-ups and singularities

Let $X$ be a smooth and projective variety over a field of characteristic zero. Let $Y$ be a normal variety, with finite quotient singularities (an orbifold!) and let $\pi: Y \to X$ be a finite ...
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$f^{-1}\mathcal I \cdot \mathcal O_X$ vs $f^\ast \mathcal I$

Let $X$ ad $Y$ be (noetherian) schemes and let $\mathcal I \subseteq \mathcal O_Y$ be a sheaf of ideals on $Y$. Let $f \colon X \to Y$ be a morphism of schemes. In general the sheaf $f^\ast \mathcal ...
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blow-up and normal crossings

Hi friends, Can anybody help me with the following question? I start with a projective smooth variety $X$ over a field $k$ of a characteristic 0 and $D$ a normal crossing divisor on $X$, with ...
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Is the modification a rational map?

Good morning, I would like to ask the following question concerning the desingularisation, but I'm not familiar at all with these notions. We have the following theorem of Hironaka: Let $X\subset ...
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Blowing up a projective surface

Let $X$ be a smooth degree $d$ ($d>5$) surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$. We now blow up $X$ at a point, embed it in some projective space, and and consider a projection of it into $\mathbb{P}^3$. The ...