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Schemes with no nonconstant maps to lower dimensional schemes

Fix an algebraically closed field $k$ (arbitrary characteristic), all schemes will be of finite type over $k$. (Property *): I'm interested in (classes of) examples of schemes $X$ (irreducible, of ...
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Cohomology of vector bundles via Intersection Theory

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a fixed field $k$ (take $k = \mathbb{C}$ if necessary). For a vector bundle $E$ on $X$, $ch(E)$ will be in the Chow ring. $\textbf{Question 1: }$ If ...
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Genus of non-complete intersections

Suppose $X\subset \mathbb{P}_k^N$ a nonsingular curve is a complete intersection of hypersurfaces $F_1, \cdots, F_{N-1}$ (of degrees $d_1, \cdots, d_{N-1}$ resp). Then, we know that the canonical ...
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Is there a functor of points approach to algebraic cycles and intersection theory?

Motivation Most of the algebraic geometry I have done so far was concerned with group schemes (e.g., abelian schemes, tori, unipotent groups). In that part of the field the "functor of points POV" is ...
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Self-intersection and the normal bundle

Let $X/k$ be a surface nonsingular and proper over an algebraically closed field $k$. Let $C \subset X$ be a nonsingular curve. Then it is clear that the self-intersection $(C \cdot C)_X$ is ...
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non proper intersection

Let X and Y two smooth closed subschemes of a smooth projective scheme Z over a field. Let $W:=X\cap Y$. I suppose that W is non empty and that the intersection of X and Y is non proper, i.e ...
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Segre class of cones and Base change of projective cones

I'm trying to work out a result in Fulton's intersection theory and I think I need the following basic result about base change of projective cones (whose support may not be the entire base scheme). ...
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Topology of K3 as a sum of two abelian fibrations.

Let $E$ be a blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^2$ at 9-points in the bases locus of a pencil of elliptic curves (A $T^2$ fibration over $S^2$). K3 surfaces is obtained by removing a fiber from two copies of $E$ ...
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Examples of excess intersection theory?

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold of dimension $m$ and $\pi:E\rightarrow M$ a vector bundle of rank $e$. Given a section $s$ of the bundle $\pi:E\rightarrow M$, we expect that the zero locus $Z(s)$ of $s$ ...
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Intersection form on quotient manifold

Let $E_{1},E_{2}$ be elliptic curves over $\mathbb{C}$. We denote by $\iota_{i}$ the translation by a 2-torsion point on $E_{i}$. Then $G=\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$ acts freely on the the product ...
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is intersection of a curve and a family of curves generically constant as a scheme?

(everything below is defined over an algebraically closed field) Let $D$ be a (smooth) surface, and let $X \subset T \times D$ be a flat family of curves on $D$, where $T$ is irreducible. Let $E$ be ...
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examples of Chow rings of surfaces

Can somone provide me (articles/literature) with examples of Chow rings of surfaces? (e.g. here: http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/people/huybrech/K3Global.pdf Chapter 9) What I want is a list of (smooth ...
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Intersections with divisors on moduli of curves

Let $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ be the moduli stack of stable curves of genus $g$ with $n$ points. Consider $0 \neq \gamma \in Pic(\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n})$ the first Chern class of a ...
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Putting two complete varieties in a family over the projective line

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two proper varieties of dimension $n$ over a field $k$. I'm looking for "reasonable" conditions, under which, there exists a proper and dominant morphism $f:V\to \mathbb{P}^1_k$, ...
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Non-vanishing of cup product in cohomology

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $\alpha \in H^{2k}(X)$ be an algebraic cohomology class. Let us fix an $l$ such that $H^l(X) \neq 0$ and $H^{l+2k}(X) \neq 0$. The ...
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What is known about the structure of $\mathbb Z[c_1(\mathcal O_V(1))]$ for a projective $\Bbbk$-variety $V$?

Motivation: Following Fulton's Intersection Theory, the Chern class of an arbitrary algebraic $\Bbbk$-scheme $X$ can be constructed as follows. First, define the graded by codimension abelian group ...
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Chern classes of a blow-up at a point

Let $X$ be a nonsingular projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $\widetilde{X}$ be the blow-up of X at a point $p\in X$. What relationships exist between the degrees of the Chern classes of ...
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Hilbert polynomial as function of the Segre classes

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P} ^ N$ be a smooth irreducible complex projective variety of dimension 3 (or better yet, dimension $n$). Is it possible to express the Hilbert polynomial of $X$ as a function of ...
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where to learn K-group of coherent sheaves modulo numerical equivalence?

I am trying to emerge from my complete ignorance about intersection theory. I have a bias toward sheaves, so I like the idea of doing intersection theory with the K-group of coherent sheaves. From ...
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Calculating chern numbers yields a contradiction, why?

I am really stuck on this one. Let $Y=\mathbb{P}^n$ be the complex projective space and let $\tilde Y$ be the blow-up of $Y$ along a linear subvariety $X$ of codimension $d$. We get the following ...
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How many zero-constraints can be added to a subspace-restricted matrix before no solution exists?

I'm trying to develop an estimator for the concentration matrix of a Gaussian Graphical Model. I've become stuck in trying to find conditions for the estimator to exist. I have a sufficient ...
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Intersection powers of the exceptional divisor (and the transform of a hyperplane)

In light of my previous question, I am interested in the following scenario: Let $\tilde Y$ be the blow-up of $Y=\mathbb{P}^n$ along a linear subvariety $X\subseteq Y$ of codimension $d$, i.e. ...
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(Second) Chern class of projective space, blown up in a linear subvariety

I already asked the same question at stack exchange but got no response for quite a while, so I thought I'd ask here. I also know that this has a certain resemblance to this question, but I cannot ...
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Are there polynomials (almost) all of whose intersection numbers are divisible by some integer?

I've been playing around with some basic intersection theory, and I've wondered the following: For every two integers $n$ and $m$, and complex numbers $a_1,...,a_n$, are there polynomials ...
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Are there n polynomials for which all intersection multiplicities are at least m?

I don't know whether this is known or not, but I was thinking of the following problem. Let $n$ and $m$ be natural numbers. Are there $n$ polynomial $f_1,...,f_n\in \mathbb{C}[x]$, such that all of ...
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Is the zero set of a equivariant polynomial map of minimal degree a union of linear subspaces?

Suppose that a finite group acts on two vector spaces $X$ and $Y$, and that $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ is an equivariant polynomial map which is homogeneous of degree $n$, and that there does not exist ...
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Vanishing associated to a resolution of singularities

Let $\pi: V\to W$ be a resolution of singularities, let $E \subset V$ be the exceptional divisor, and let $F$ be a coherent sheaf such that $R^i\pi_*F=0$ for $i>0$. Can we conclude that ...
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How many points determine a line?

Consider the affine space $\mathbb C^n$ and then, because of reasons, compactify it to obtain the projective space $\mathbb P^n$. One of the most basic axioms or propositions of geometry is that ...
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Example of cone of numerically effective curves which is not polyhedral

I think I have seen more than one reference in which the cone of numerically effective curves can be 'not polyhedral', i.e. with an infinite number of extremal rays I cannot remember where I read ...
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Numerically negative exceptional divisor on a surface.

Suppose $S$ is an algebraic surface (possibly projective) over an algebraically closed field $k$. Suppose $D_i$ are irreducible smooth curves (rational, if you want) with negative self-intersection ...
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non degenerate quadratic form on the group of correspondences on an algebraic curve?

Hi, Given two (smooth, projective) curves $X$ and $Y$ over a field $k$, define a correspondence to be a line bundle $L$ on $X\times Y$. A trivial correspondence is a correspondence of the form ...
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definition of group operation in elliptic curves

Hi, Using the isomorphism between an elliptic curve $E$ and its $Pic_1(E)$ group, one can easily give $E$ the structure of a group variety after choosing a point $O\in E$. The operation that one gets ...
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Bezout's Theorem for weighted homogeneous polynomials

Bezout's Theorem states that for two homogeneous polynomials $f(x,y,z), g(x,y,z)$ over an algebraically closed field of degrees $m,n$ respectively, such that the two polynomials do not share a common ...
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Degree of a real algebraic variety and regular morphisms

I'm reading Fulton's "Intersection theory", which i need for some applied needs. And i have two questions on general definition of degree used in Fulton. 1)Let us we have a real algebraic variety ...
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Geometric examples of the Serre intersection formula

The Serre intersection formula, as an alternating sum of contributions from Tor-groups, is something that combines a lot of ingredients that I'm interested in, but I've never really felt that I have a ...
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Dimension of affine variety

Assume that I have $k$ polynomials $f_1(x_1,\ldots x_n),f_2(x_1,\ldots x_n),\ldots f_k(x_1,\ldots x_n)$ in $n>k$ variables. Is it possible to calculate, ,i.e., does there exist a fast algorithm, ...
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Intersection positivity for curves and surfaces

Let $X$ be a smooth complete variety over an algebraically closed field of dimension $\geq3$. Given a divisor $D_1$ on $X$ with $D_1 \cdot C>0$ for every curve $C \subset X$, and a divisor $D_2$ ...
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Intersection of curves

Let $f(x,y)=0$ and $g(x,y)=0$ be curves in $\mathbb R^2$. Assume that the origin $(0,0)\in \mathbb R^2$ is a $d$-fold point of $f$ and an $e$-fold point of $g$, respectively. Let $f_d(x,y)$ be the sum ...
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if f is birational, is the pushforward map on the numerical groups surjective?

this question was asked on mathunderflow but no one gave a satisfactory answer (perhaps here it will receive more attention?) Say that one has a morphism of projective algebraic varieties $f: X \to ...
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Lower bound for intersection number

The base scheme is an algebraically closed field. Let $X\to \mathbf{P}^1$ be an arithmetic surface over $\mathbf{P}^1$ and let $P$ be a section of $X\to \mathbf{P}^1$. Let $D$ be an effective ...
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Is there a section disjoint from 0, 1 and infinity on the projective line

Let $K$ be a number field with ring of integers $O_K$. Is there a section of $\mathbf{P}^1_{O_K}$ over $O_K$ whose image is disjoint from $0$, $1$ and $\infty$? If $K=\mathbf{Q}$ this is not possible ...
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On a fiber square flat pullback commutes with proper pushforward

I'm working through Fulton's intersection theory book and I've been stuck on the end of Prop 1.7, i.e. that flat pullbacks commute with proper pushforwards for fibre squares. Specifically I ...
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Is sum (E_i, E_j) non-positive, with E_i's the exceptional components of a desingularization

Let $Y$ be an integral normal 2-dimensional scheme and let $X\longrightarrow S$ be a flat projective morphism, where $S$ is a Dedekind scheme. Let $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ be a minimal resolution of ...
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Self-intersection of exceptional divisor

Suppose that $X$ is a smooth threefold, and $C \subset X$ a smooth curve. Let $Y$ be the blowup of $X$ along $C$, with exceptional divisor $E$. What is the intersection number $E^3$ on $Y$? (in ...
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Minimal resolution of Log del Pezzo surfaces

Suppose $X$ is a log del pezzo projective surface of index $l$. As far as I understand it will have a finite number of singular points all of which can be resolved by sucessive blow-ups. Let $E_i$ be ...
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Is -(E,E) greater or equal to 2 for a minimal resolution

I'm quite confused by the terminology minimal resolution and minimal model. Let $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ be a minimal resolution of singularities, where $Y$ is a normal surface. Let $E$ be an ...
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intersection number

I vaguely recall the following fact that I'd like to use in my research. It should be easy to see that this holds (if it does) but I can't seem to prove it. Let $p:X\longrightarrow S$ be a (regular) ...
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Is there a Serre Tor formula for nonproper intersections?

Background: Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective algebraic variety, and let $V$ and $W$ be closed subvarieties. For simplicity, let's assume that $\dim V+\dim W=\dim X$. Now Serre's famous Tor ...
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Are Chow groups generated by local complete intersections?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over an algebraically closed field. The Chow group $\mathbb Q\mathrm{CH}^d(X)$ is $\mathbb Q$--linearly generated by irreducible subvarieties $Z \subseteq X$ of ...
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intersection theory

Assume that $X$ is a smooth 3-fold (over $\mathbb C$). Let $V$ be a smooth divisor on $X$ and let $S_1,S_2$ be prime divisors on $X$. Assume that given a curve $C$ on $X$ not contained in $V$, then ...