# Tagged Questions

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### Horrible sets and blowups in Hubbard's Teichmuller theory

Edit: I can rephrase this question this way: When blowing up every point in the $x$-axis in $\mathbb{C}^2$ by means of an inverse limit of finite blowups, how can anything be 'left over'? The horrible ...

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### Tor sheaves: what do they tell us about geometry

Hi!
I fear that I am up to ask a very vague question, but more than an answer I need a suggestion of references I should look up.
I need to know everything about Tor sheaves and what do they tell ...

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### Any two curves over k homeomorphic [closed]

Why are two curves over a field k homeomorphic?
I have been able to prove that any variety of positive dimension over a field k has the same cardinality as k.

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### Help with Griffiths & Harris, Surfaces

I believe to have found a typo in Griffiths & Harris.
In the chapter on surfaces, section Rational Surfaces 1, I am trying to read the result that a holomorphic vector bundle over ...

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### Undergraduate roadmap to algebraic geometry?

Hello,
I'm sorry if this question isn't posted correctly. I hope that it is (since other questions regarding roadmaps have been allowed). Now to my question:
From what I've heard from professors and ...

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### Is an English translation of Grothendieck's EGA available?

I have always wondered whether there is an English translation of Grothendieck's EGA (Elements de Geometrie Algebrique) available. Does anyone know whether there is and if so where I can find it? If ...

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### What books should I read before beginning Masaki Kashiwara's “Sheaves on Manifolds”

I am a beginner trying to learn about sheaves. I am trying to read Masaki Kashiwara's book "Sheaves on Manifolds", but I find it is not easy for me to understand.
What other books should I read ...

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### Best Algebraic Geometry text book? (other than Hartshorne)

I think (almost) everyone agrees that Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry is still the best.
Then what might be the 2nd best?
It can be a book, preprint, online lecture note, webpage, etc.
One suggestion ...

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### Are good introductory/pedagogical problems in algebraic geometry rare?

I have just started reading Elementary Algebraic Geometry by Hulek. It is a nice book but I find that it doesn't give many problems (about 10 to 15 per chapter), and that the exercises present are a ...