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### Recognizing a Mukai flop

Let us first review the usual construction of a Mukai flop. Suppose $M$ is a smooth $2m$-dimensional projective variety over $\mathbb C$ containing a closed $m$-dimensional subvariety $W$, and suppose ...

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### Mukai flops in a family

In section 5 of his paper Mukai flops and derived categories, Y. Namikawa writes:
Theorem (4.4) holds for a Mukai flop in a more general sense. Namely,
let $Z$ be a smooth projective variety of ...

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### Why is the standard flop a flop?

I have seen at least two ways to define flops (and similarly flips).
We start with $Y \to X$, a surjective birational morphism, contracting a locus of codimension at least 2, such that $K_Y$ is ...

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### Is a flop on Calabi-Yau threefolds always Atiyah flop?

Is it true that any flop on a Calabi-Yau threefold is given by the Atiyah flop? That is, there always exists a rigid rational curve $\mathbb{P}^1$ with normal bundle ...

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### What is the Exceptional Locus of a flopping contraction between threefolds?

Hi,
I'm trying to understand the group of cycles (modulo numerical equivalence) contracted by a flopping contraction $f$.
More precisely, I'm in the setup of Definition 2.12 of this paper by ...