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### Does every ample divisor “span” a hyperplane?

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a smooth projective variety of dimension $\geq 2$ and assume that it is not contained in any hyperplane. Now, take some hyperplane $H\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ and consider the ...

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### Hypersurfaces with Gorenstein singular loci

Recall that a hypersurface $D$ in a complex manifold $X$ is called a free divisor if the Lie algebroid $\mathcal{T}_X(-\log D)$ of vector fields tangent to $D$ is locally free. This condition is ...

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### open subset in constructible set of divisors

Let a smooth projective curve $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$.
Let a pair $(x, D)$ a pair xith a closed point $x$ and $D$ an effective divisor on $X$, such that $d_{x}:=m_{x}(D)\neq 0$.
Let $N=\deg (D)$ and ...

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### lift sections on a thickened curve

Let $X$ a curve over an algebraically closed field $k$ and $D$ a divisor on X.
Fix an integer $N$ and a closed point $x$ on $X$, we assume that $\deg(D)$ is big enough such that we have a surjective ...

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### Effectiveness of the distinguished theta characteristic in characteristic 2

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic 2. Let $C$ be a (smooth projective connected) curve over $k$. Can there exist a rational function on $C$ whose differential is holomorphic ...

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### effective divisors on a curve and upper semi-continuity

Let consider a smooth projective curve $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$. We consider the scheme that classifies effective divisors of degree $d$, which is isomorphic to $X^{d}/S_{d}$ where $S_{d}$ is the ...

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### a question on the space of divisors on a curve

Let $X$ a complex curve and $x\in X$ a point.
We consider the space of effective divisors $D$ with fixed degree $d$, whic we know is isomorphic to $X^{d}/S_{d}$ where $S_{d}$ is the symmetric group.
...

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### “rationality” of divisors

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over some field $k$. Then each closed point $x$ has an associated residue field $k(x)$ which is a finite extension of $k$ and a point is rational when $k(x)=k$.
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### what are the singularities of a normal crossings divisor?

This is probably a very stupid question. I'm sorry.
Let $D$ be a simple normal crossings divisor on some smooth projective variety $D$. By this I mean that the irreducible components $D_i$ are smooth ...

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### a question on Euler characteristic of normal crossing divisors

Let $X$ be a smooth, projective complex algebraic variety. Let $D$ be a simple normal crossings divisor on $X$, with irreducible components $D_i$, for $i \in I$. For each non-empty subset $J \subset ...

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### Conical divisor over a $\mathbb Q$-Cartier divisor.

I would like to know if the following statement is correct.
Statement. Let $X$ be a normal projective variety with $Pic(X)=\mathbb Z+torsion$. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle on $X$ and let $D$ be an ...

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### sections of vector bundles transversal to a divisor

Let $X$ a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$, $S$ a finite subscheme of $X$.
$E$ a vector bundle over $X$ with a divisor $D$.
We look at the sections $A:=H^{0}(X,E)$ with $\deg E$ big enough.
...

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### On divisorial correspondences between curves

Assume we are given two smooth curves $C_1$ and $C_2$ over an algebraically closed field $k$. It is known that divisorial correspondences between them correspond to homomorphisms between their ...

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### invertible sheaf of a hypersurface

Let $X \hookrightarrow \mathbb{P}^n$ be a hypersurface of degree $d$. I am trying to prove that $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^n}(X)=\mathcal{O}(d)$. My idea is the following: if one considers the $d$-uple ...

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### cohomology of a normal crossing divisor

Let $D$ be a simple normal crossing divisor on a smooth projective variety over a field $k \subset \mathcal{C}.$ Write $D_i$ with $i \in I$ for its irreducible components. Denote, as usual,
...

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### On morphisms to projective space arising from a linear system

Context: This question arose as I was reading the proof of Application 6.1 in Mumford's Abelian Varieties. However, I have extracted all of the relevant information below so this question should ...

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### Embedded resolution of singularities

I'd like to check with my colleagues whether I have correctly understood "embedded resolution of singularities".
Let $X$ be a nonsingular projective variety over $\mathbf C$ and let $D$ be a "nice" ...

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### Irreducible divisors containing an arbitrary closed set

Let $X$ be a normal complex projective variety, let $V$ be a closed subset of $X$ (possibly reducible), and let $I_V$ be its ideal sheaf (consider the reduced scheme structure for example).
If $A$ is ...

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### divisors and powers of line bundles

Can anyone help me with the following question? Let $X$ be a smooth, projective algebraic variety over a field $k$ of characteristic zero. Let $D$ be an effective divisor on $X$ and $m \geq 2$ an ...

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### A nice way to verify whether the Neron-Severi group of a smooth affine variety is zero

Let $S$ be a smooth affine variety over an algebraically closed field (this could be the field of complex numbers). Is there an 'easy' way to verify whether $NS(S)=0$? Unfortunately, I don't know how ...

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### Roots of line bundles

Let $k$ be a fixed algebraically closed field and $X/k$ an irreducible scheme smooth and proper over $k$. Can there exist a line bundles $\mathcal{L}, \mathcal{M}$ and an integer $m > 0$ so that
...

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### Bertini's Theorem small print

Suppose $S\subset \mathbb{P}^n$ is a smooth del Pezzo surface and $C$ is an irreducible smooth curve (you can make it rational if it simplifies the setting) such that $\mathcal{L}=\vert -K_S-C\vert $ ...

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### Divisorial contraction: when is the image an algebraic space or a stack?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface (in the category of varieties, or schemes), and let $C\subset X$ be a curve (a priori not irreducible, but the irreducible case in itself is already ...

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### The pseudoeffective cone does not contain lines

It seems to be well-known that the pseudoeffective cone $\overline{\text{Eff}}(X)$ of a normal variety $X$ does not contain lines through the origin. How can it be proved? Is there a reference?

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### Picard/cohomology lattice of surfaces of low degree in $\mathbb P^3$

Let $S_{d>3}\subset\mathbb{P}^3_{\mathbb{C}}$ be a smooth surface of degree $d$. What is known (where to read?) about the Picard/cohomology lattice for small d?
e.g. for $d=4$ the cohomology ...

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### Constructing rational functions with ramification locus the divisor of some $n$-form

I'm still busy learning the theory of linear systems for compact Riemann surfaces. If the answer to the following question is negative, then there might not be any point in continuing.
Let $X$ be a ...

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### How to compute the Betti numbers of S-D for a surface S and a divisor D?

Let S be a projective non-singular surface and D a Cartier divisor which has a smooth representative. Can the Betti numbers of S-D be represented by the Betti numbers of S and D? In a paper ...

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### Numerically equivalent effective divisors and semiampleness

Recall that a divisor $M$ on a variety $X$ is said to be semiample if $kM$ is base point free for a certain $k > 0$.
Being semiample is not a numerical property (take for example torsion and a ...

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### Do divisors of degree g with this property exist in general

I have the following question. It's a long shot, but worth the try.
Let X be a compact connected Riemann surface of genus $g\geq 2$. Does there exist an effective divisor $D$ on $X$ of degree $g$ ...

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### When is the Wendt binomial circulant determinant divisible by 3?

The Wendt binomial circulant determinant $W_n$ can be defined quite simply as a resultant:
$$ W_n = \operatorname{res}(x^n-1, (x+1)^n-1). $$
Truer to its name, one may also define it as the ...

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### Divisor intersecting non-negatively the negative part of its Zariski decomposition

Hi all. I'm looking for an example of a smooth projective surface $X$ and a pseudo-effective divisor $D$ on $X$ such that when I consider the Zariski decomposition $D=P+N$ there is some component $E$ ...

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### Canonical divisor of a curve base point free (if g>0)

Is there a way to prove that the canonical divisor $W$ of an algebraic function field in one variable $F$ over a field $K$ (that is the function field of an algebraic curve) of genus $g>0$ is base ...

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### Is every Weil divisor on an arithmetic surface Q-Cartier

This question is about a technical issue I ran into.
Let $S$ be a connected 1-dimensional Dedekind scheme, and let $X\to S$ be a flat projective integral normal 2-dimensional scheme. (For simplicity, ...

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### Cone of movable curves

Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety of dimension $n$.
Under the duality between $N_1(X)$ and $N^1(X)$ we know that closure of cone of effective curves $\overline{NE}(X)$ is dual to closure ...

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### Top self-intersection of the tautological line bundle

Let $\mathcal E$ be a rank $n$ vector bundle over a curve $Y$ and let $X=\mathbb P(\mathcal E)$ and let $\pi: X \to Y$ be the projection. I would like to compute the value of the top self-intersection ...

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### Ample divisors on projective surfaces

Question: If $X$ is a projective surface and $U$ is an open affine subset of $X$, then is it true that $X \setminus U$ is the support of an (effective) ample divisor on $X$?
Background: I was reading ...

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### References about pseudoeffective cone

I'm looking for references of explicit computation of the pseudoeffective cone $\overline{\text{Eff}}(X)$ of a projective variety $X$.

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### Properties of morphisms induced by divisors on curves

There are a few properties from Hartshorne IV on curves that I am trying to verify. Let $D$ be an effective divisor on a curve (integral scheme of dimension 1, proper over $k$, regular) $X$, $\dim ...

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### Ample divisors on blown-up projective space

Let $\mathbb{P}=\mathrm{Proj}(\mathbb{C}[x_0,\ldots,x_n])$ be complex projective $n$-space. Assume I have linear subvarieties $L_1,\ldots,L_k\in\mathbb{P}$ of codimension $r_i\ge 2$, respectively. Let ...

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### Self intersection of blown up points and the lines which they lie on

I'm currently trying to understand the process of blowing-up, and a few things strike me as a little difficult to get an intuitive understanding of what's happening.
The current problem is on self ...

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### Boundedness of $C.K$ on a surface with $-K$ pseudoeffective

Let $S$ be a projective surface with pseudoeffective anticanonical divisor $-K_S$. Is it true that if $C$ is an integral curve with $C^2<0$ and $C \cdot K_S >0$, then $\max_C (C \cdot K_S)$ is ...

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### (Anti)Canonical divisor of a blow up

This question may be utterly trivial, or not, but as someone with hardly any knowledge of algebraic geometry I thought there could be a chance I get lucky.
Let X be a rational surface obtained by n ...

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### Generalisations of Riemann-Roch for surfaces

Let $X$ be a smooth projective algebraic surface (over $\mathbb{C}$ ). For all $L\in \mathrm{Pic}(X)$, we have
$$\chi(L)=\chi(\mathcal{O}_X)+\frac{1}{2}(L^2-L\cdot \omega_X).$$
This is the famous ...

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### Moving a canonical divisor on a normal surface away from the singular locus

In a previous question Moving a Weil divisor on a normal surface away from a finite set of closed points I probably asked for too much. As J.C. Ottem pointed out, it is not always possible to move a ...

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### Moving a Weil divisor on a normal surface away from a finite set of closed points

Let $Y$ be a normal surface and let $X$ be a closed subscheme of codimension 2, i.e., $X$ is a finite set of closed points.
Let $D$ be a Weil divisor on $Y$.
Question. Does there exist a Weil ...

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### resolution of singularities and a projection formula

Let $Y$ be a normal surface and let $p:X\longrightarrow Y$ be a resolution of singularities.
Let $f$ be a rational function on $Y$.
Do we have that $p_\ast$div $(d(f\circ p)) = $ div $df$ as ...

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### Global sections of a linear system

Recently, following Beauville's book (exercises iv.(1),(2)) I have been working on Hirzebruch surfaces (from the algebraic geometry point of view) and I had to compute the space of global sections of ...

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### Which 'well-known' algebraic geometric results do not hold in characteristic 2?

A smooth curve $X$ in $\mathbb{P}^n$ is strange if there is a point $p$ which lies on all the tangent lines of $X$.
Examples are $\mathbb{P}^1$ is strange and so is $y=x^2$ in characteristic $2$. ...

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### Cone of effective divisors!

Let $X$ be a smooth simply connected projective variety of dimension $n$ (over complex numbers of course). For such $X$ we have two famous cones which are cone of effective curves and ample cone and ...

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### Bertini theorems for base-point-free linear systems in positive characteristics

Suppose that $X$ is a smooth algebraic variety over an algebraically closed (uncountable if it helps) field of characteristic $p > 0$. Suppose that $L$ is a line bundle, probably ample or at least ...