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### Finding two hypersurfaces of the same degree that intersect $X/\mathbb{F}_q$ smoothly

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a finite field.
In [Poonen - Bertini theorems over finite fields] it is shown that one can find a smooth geometrically integral hypersurface $S$ of degree $...

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### Self-intersection of sum of Eff cone generators on Picard rank 2 surfaces

Let $S$ be a smooth, projective, complex surface with Picard rank 2, whose effective cone is generated by two curves of negative self-intersection, $C_1$ and $C_2$ (i.e. $C_1^2<0$ and $C_2^2<0$)....

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### Semi-continuity of intersection numbers

I always trusted the following quite vague statement:
If you have a family of effective divisors $D_1(t),\dots , D_k(t)$ on a $k$-dimensional projective variety $X_t$, where $t$ is a paramater say ...

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### A strong form of Bezout theorem

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety of dimension $n$, $U \subset X$, non-empty open set. For any integer $k>0$, does there exist $n$-hypersurface sections $Z_1,...,Z_n \in |\mathcal{O}_X(k)|$ ...

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### The volume around a singular isolated root when equalities are loosened

Suppose I have a system of polynomial equations in $n$ real variables $f_i(x_1,\ldots,x_n)=0$, $i=1,\ldots,m$, such that $0$ is an isolated solution. Now I replace each of the equations with a double-...

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### When is a collection of toric subvarieties in $\mathbb P^r$ generic?

Suppose $Z_1,\dots,Z_n \subset \mathbb P^r$ are toric sub-varieties.
By this I mean, there is a fixed co-ordinate system $\mathbb P^r=\{[z_0:\dots:z_r]\}$ and each subvariety is defined by the ...

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### $8$-ary operation $(\mathbb{P}^2)^8 \text{ }-\to \mathbb{P}^2$, can we say anything about what this formula would look like?

My friend, who is currently taking an algebraic geometry course from an unnamed prolific poster on MO, told me about the following bonus question on one of his problem sets a few weeks ago.
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### Common Point of Intersection of n-dimensional ellipsoids [closed]

Suppose we have two ellipses in 2-dimensions centered at the origin. It is easy to visualize that (unless one is contained in the other) they will have 4 points of intersection. Can we say that in ...

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### Computing intersection number of two arithmetic line bundles

I have some questions in Arithmetic Arakelov geometry
Let $\mathcal X\to Spec(\mathcal O_K)=C$ be an arithmetric projective variety over $C$ , where $\mathcal O_K$, ring of number filed $K$ and $\...

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### Intersection of Subspaces with $O(3)$

Sorry for the confusion from earlier. I tried to fix the thread. The old version can be found below.
For $6$-dimensional subspaces $V$ of the space $\mathbb{R}^{3\times 3}$ of real three-times-three ...

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### Chern classes of a family and Chern classes of a member

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over an algebraically closed field $k$ and $\mathcal E$ a family on torsion free coherent sheaves on $X$ parametrized by a smooth curve (over $k$) i.e. a ...

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### Intersection product of pull back under projection

Let $X$ be a surface and $Y$ be a curve over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $L$ and $L'$ be ample line bundles on $X$ and $Y$ respectively. Consider the product $X\times Y$. Let $p$ and $q$ be the projection from $...

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### Showing that closure of all lines through a projective variety $Y$ has degree strictly less than $Y$

Let $Y$ be a variety of dimension $r$ and degree $d>1$ in $\mathbf{P}^n$. Let $P\in Y$ be a nonsingular point. Define $X$ to be the closure of the union of all lines $PQ$, where $Q\in Y$, $Q\ne P$. ...

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### Is the Gysin pullback of an effective cycle effective?

Suppose $E$ is a rank $r$ vector bundle over a projective variety $X$, denote the zero section by $i\colon X\to E$. Given an effective cycle $a\in A_{k+r}(E)$, the Gysin pullback gives us a class $i^![...

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### Endomorphism of Chow goup induced by a birational map

Let $\phi:X\dashrightarrow Y$ be a birational map between smooth projective $k$-varieties ($k=\bar k$) and $\Gamma$ be the closure of the graph of $\phi$. In Fulton's intersection theory example 16.1....

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### What does taking the graded algebra do to the Grothendieck group, and its relation to the Chow ring?

Let $X$ be a nonsingular variety. (Perhaps some/all of this works over more general smooth schemes, but let's stick to the simple case.)
In, e.g., Fulton's Intersection Theory chapter 15, and Soule's ...

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### Intersection of affine subspaces with specific Veronese variety

Consider the mapping
$$ \Psi: \mathbb R^2 \times \mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R^5, \\
\Psi(x^{(1)},x^{(2)}) = \begin{pmatrix} x_1^{(1)} + x_1^{(2)} \\ x_2^{(1)} + x_2^{(2)} \\ (x_1^{(1)})^2 + (x_1^{(2)})^...

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### Pullback/pushforward of bivariant intersection classes

In chapter 17 of Fulton's Intersection Theory, he defines a bivariant intersection theory. I'm a bit puzzled by the pushforward/pullback he defines on page 322-323, though; they seem not analogous to ...

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### The self intersection class of exceptional divisor of 3-fold blown up along a curve

Suppose $X$ is a smooth complete variety of dimension $3$, let $\sigma\colon\widetilde{X}\to X$ the blow-up along smooth curve $C\subset X$, let $\sigma^{-1}(C)=E$ be the exceptional divisor, let $f$ ...

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### What is the Segre class of a generating line of a cone

Suppose $U=\textrm{Proj}\ k[X,Y,Z,W]/(XY-Z^2)$ is the projective closure of an affine cone, let $V$ be a generating line of the cone $V=V(Y,Z)$, how do we calculate the Segre class $s(V,U)$?
(We can ...

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### Chern classes of ideal sheaf of locally complete intersection

Let $C\varsubsetneq X$ be a reducible locally complete intersection closed pure $1$-dimensional subscheme in a smooth projective variety of dimension $3$ over a algebraically closed field $k$ of ...

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### Pull-push formula?

There are many contexts in which the push-pull formula $f_*(f^*(\alpha)\cdot \beta) = \alpha \cdot f_*(\beta)$ holds. I am interesting mostly in the case of algebraic K-theory and Chow rings (under ...

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### Probability two random intervals overlap

I'm working on an algorithm for orthogonal line intersection detection and am trying to analyze some things about it. For simplicity, we can consider the problem as follows:
Given N randomly ...

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### Smooth quadric hypersurface, Hilbert scheme is blowup of Grassmannian?

Let $Q \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ be a smooth quadric hypersurface. Where can I find a proof of/can anyone supply a proof of$$\text{Hilb}_{2m + 1}(Q) \cong \text{Bl}_{OG(3, n+1)}G(3, n+1)?$$Can we conclude ...

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### Tor-amplitude [0, 1] in the setting of intersection theory on a regular surface?

The question is coming from Definition 1.5 in Deligne's Expose X in SGA 7 on intersection theory.
Let $X$ be a connected regular scheme of dimension $2$ and $Y \subset X$ a reduced divisor that ...

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### Bézout's theorem for arcs in the plane

Consider two polynomials $p,q \in {\mathbb R}[x,y]$, both of degree $d$. Let $\gamma_p$ and $\gamma_q$ be the two curves in ${\mathbb R}^2$ that are defined by these polynomials, and assume that these ...

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### Transversal intersection in the moving lemma

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over an algebraically closed field and let $A,B$ be closed irreducible subvarieties of $X$. Chow's moving lemma which is proved in the book by Eisenbud and ...

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### A question about Segre class

Suppose $C$ is a cone over $X$.(i.e.$C=\operatorname{Spec}S$, where $S$ is a sheaf of $O_X$ algebras.)
The Segre class $s(C)$of $C$ is the class in $A_*(X)$ defined by $$s(C)=q_*(\sum_{i\geq0}c_1(O(1)...

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### Calculating the distinguished varieties of intersection product

In Fulton's Intersection theory Example 6.1.2，one considers two divisors on $\mathbf{P}^2$ given by $D_1=A+2B,D_2=2A+B$, where $A,B$ are lines meeting at a point.
Let $X=D_1\times D_2,Y=\mathbf{P}^2\...

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### What does the Chern-Schwartz-MacPherson class of a singular variety look like?

Let $A_\ast$ and $F_\ast$ be the functors $\textrm{Var}_\mathbb C\to \textrm{Ab}$ of Chow groups and constructible functions, respectively, with respect to proper maps. Then the Chern-Schwartz-...

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### On the local Euler obstruction for singular varieties

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety (not necessarily irreducible, nor reduced). Then the local Euler obstruction is a group isomorphism $$\textrm{Eu}: Z_\ast X\to F_\ast X,$$ where $Z_\ast X$ is ...

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### Why write GRR with the relative tangent sheaf?

The first published version of the Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch theorem, GRR for short, was written in the form
$$
\operatorname{ch}(f_!\alpha).\operatorname{Td}(Y)
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f_*\left(\operatorname{ch}(\alpha).\...

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### Intersection numbers on blow ups of toric varieties

Suppose we have a smooth, complete toric varietiy $X_{\Sigma}$ of dimension $n$. Let $\sigma_k \in \Sigma(k)$ a smooth $k$-dimensional cone in $\Sigma$ and suppose we make the toric blow up at the ...

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### Continuity of Intersection Multiplicities

I’m looking for a correct technical version (and in the best case a reference) for a statement of the following type:
Consider a complex algebraic variety $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ and a sequence of ...

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### Samuel multiplicity

Let $X$ be the hyper-surface defined by
$$f:=\sum_{i=1}^k x_i^n=0$$
in $\mathbb{C}^k$. Let $Y$ be the non-reduced sub-scheme of $X$ defined by the ideal
$$I=(x_1^{n-1},\dots , x_k^{n-1}) $$
What is ...

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### Intersection Multiplicity

Let $X$ be an hyper-surface in an affine space defined by an equation $F$. We can assume that the ground field is $\mathbb{C}$ and $X$ is normal. Take functions $f_1,\dots, f_n$ on $X$ and let $B$ ...

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### Intersection multiplicty and global sections

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety, $V, W$ closed subschemes in $X$ such that $V \cap W$ is finitely many points. Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle on $X$. Is there any relation between $h^0(\...

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### Non-proper intersection of surfaces

I'm interested in the first basic case of excess intersection in intersection theory:
Let $X$ be a smooth projective 4-fold and let $S,T$ be two surfaces in $X$. Assume that the intersection $S\cap T$...

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### Self-intersection and generic point

The Wikipedia entry on intersection theory contains the following statement:
[for C a curve, on a surface] "the self-intersection points of C is the generic point of C, taken with multiplicity C · C."...

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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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### 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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### When is the intersection number well-defined?

According to 1.34 of Birational Geometry of Algebraic Varieties(J.Kollár, S.Mori),
there are at least 4 ways(classical approach, cohomological approach, general intersection theory and topological ...

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### Is complex surface in CP(3) a two handlebody?

Consider a complex surface given by homogeneous equation in $\mathbb{C}P^3$. Without loss of generality, take
\begin{equation}
S = \{[x:y:z:w] \in \mathbb{C}P^3~ |~ x^d + y^d + z^d + w^d = 0\}
\end{...

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### Sufficient conditions to get complete intersection curves

Let $H_1,H_2\cdots,H_{d-1}$ be hypersurfaces in $\mathbb{P}^d$, if the intersection $B:=H_1\cap H_2\cap \cdots \cap H_{d-1}$ is $1$-dimensional then it is called a complete intersection curve.
What ...

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### birational equivalence of linear sections of algebraic varieties

Let $X$ be an irreducible algebraic variety and suppose that $L$ is a linear space defined by the linear forms $l_1,l_2,\ldots,l_k$. I want to study $L\cap X$. I would like to know whether the ...

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### Strategy to prove formula for top chern class from knowlege of chern character

I am trying to prove a conjecture that involves an enumerative problem. In the course of doing so, the following situation came up.
I have a sequence of (smooth, complex, rationally connected) ...

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### curve through a point avoiding an hypersurface

Let $H$ be a closed hypersurface in $\mathbb{A}^{n}$, $n$ big enough over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $U$ be the complementary open subset.
Let $x\in H$, Is it possible to find an curve $C\subset\mathbb{A}^{...

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### excess intersection theory

Can the excess intersection theory be applied to the following problem:
I have a non-singular irreducible variety $X$ of dimension $k$ and degree $d$ and $k+1$ hyperplane sections of $X$, $H_1,H_2,\...

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### Explicit formula for the Poincare dual of a CM endomorphism of an elliptic curve

Let $E/\mathbf{C}$ be an elliptic curve with CM by the maximal order $\mathcal{O}_K$ of $K=\mathbf{Q}(\sqrt{-D})$ where $D$ is positive and square-free integer. To make it even more precise, let us ...

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### Zero Dimension Intersection

Let $M$ be smooth and purely $r$-dimensional, $E$ be a vector bundle of rank $r$ over $M$, $s$ be a regular section of $E$ and $Z$ the zero scheme of $s$. Then $[Z]$ is dual to the top Chern class $...