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Extension of linear system

Let $X$ be a normal irreducible closed subvariety of $\mathbb{P}^n$ and let $\Lambda$ be a linear system on $X$, without fixed component. Then, there exists a linear system $\Lambda'$ on ...
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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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Minor theorems of Pappus and Desargues in “old school” geometry?

My question concerns the dependence relations between the minor theorem of Pappus which, following Heyting, I will denote by $P_9$, and (one of the) minor theorems of Desargues, $D_9$. $P_9$ states ...
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A question on infinitely many closed points on a smooth projective variety and their behavior under embeddings

While working on a research problem (algebraic cycles), I bumped into a question that I want to prove, though I couldn't yet prove. After several days of attempts, I realized that if the following ...
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Partitioning the Projective Plane

Throughout this post, by projective plane I mean the set of all lines through the origin in $\mathbb{R}^3$. Side Note: If there are more standard definitions for any of the ideas presented here, ...
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blow-up along singular variety

Can somebody give me a nice example of blow-up of a smooth algebraic variety along a singular subvariety? Something I can do some exercise on and check the differences with a smooth blow-up. Thanks!
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Properties of divisors when moving from char 0 to char p.

Consider a smooth projective variety $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$ such that $X$ has models over $\mathbb{Z}[1/N]$ and $X_p=X_{\mathbb{Z}[1/N]}\times \text{Spec}(\mathbb{F}_p)$ is also a smooth projective ...
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Non-Symmetric Equivariant Riemannian Metrics on Homogeneous Spaces

For a homogeneous space $M = G/H$, the number of $H$-equivariant Riemannian metrics on $M$ is usually much smaller than the space of Riemannian metrics. I am wondering what happens when the symmetric ...
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Global sections of a coherent sheaf in terms of a presentation

Let $A$ be a graded ring satisfying the usual finiteness conditions of EGA II (for example $A_0$ is noetherian, $A_1$ is finite over $A_0$ and $A$ is generated by finitely many elements of $A_1$ as an ...
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Projective planes that contain the Fano plane

I am interested in the following question: Given a projective plane of order $n=2^a$, is its incidence matrix must contain the incidence matrix of the Fano plane? If not, is it true that for any $n$ ...
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Reference for Weighted Projective Stacks

For a sequence of positive integers $a_0, \ldots, a_n$ and a ring $R$, there is a graded ring $R[x_0,\ldots, x_n]$ where $x_i$ is in degree $a_i$. There is a corresponding $\mathbb{G}_m$-action on ...
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On well-formedness of weighted projective spaces and a Hurwitz theorem calculation

This question has two parts: A calculation that is giving me a lot of troubles, and a theoretical one on weighted projective spaces. 1) I want to find the genus of the curve $C_7 \subset ...
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On the Haar measure of Grassmanians

How can one write down the Haar measure of complex Grassmanians in terms of Plucker coordinates? Is there any way to define a Kahlarian measure like $d\mu\propto \det(g)dp_{ij}dp^{*}_{ij}$ where $g$ ...
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Angles and projective metric

Unless I am very wrong, the following seems to be true: If the angle between two vectors in $\mathbb{R}^{n}_{++}$ is small, then the value of the Hilbert projective metric between them is also ...
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What criteria are to determine if two projective varieties are projectively equivalent?

A projective transformation is a morphism of $P^n$ to $P^n$, for some $n$, determined by an $(n + 1) \times (n + 1)$ invertible matrix $A$ in the obvious way. The sets $Q$, $R$ are projectively ...
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Visualization of the real projective plane [closed]

Consider a closed (compact and without boundary) and non-orientable 2-manifold $M$. By Whitney embedding theorem, one can embed $M$ in $\mathbb{R}^4$. $M$ cannot be embeded in $\mathbb{R}^3$ and just ...
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A certain property of elliptic curves in a paper by Rees

In the paper "On a problem of Zariski", David Rees presents a counterexample to the following problem of Zariski. Let $F/k$ be a f.g. field extension, $S$ a f.g. normal integral domain over $k$ ...
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Embedding of the product of two Grassmannians into a Grassmannian

Consider an embedding $$\Phi: G_{k_1}(R^{n_1})\times G_{k_2}(R^{n_2})\rightarrow G_k(R^n)$$ of the product of two Grassmannians $G_{k_1}(R^{n_1})\times G_{k_2}(R^{n_2})$ into $G_k(R^n)$, where ...
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why is the homological projective dual of this Lefschetz decomposition non-commutative?

I am reading these notes of an excellent course by Kuznetsov on Homological Projective Duality. On page 10 there is Example 1''. One starts with projective space, endowed with the identity embedding ...
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Koszul complex of a variety inside a product

Suppose $X$ is a smooth projective complete intersection contained in the product $\mathbb{P}^n \times \mathbb{P}^m$, and call $X_n$ and $X_m$ the images of $X$ inside $\mathbb{P}^n$ and ...
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Octonions and the Fano plane.

Does the Fano plane mnemonic for octonion multiplication have any deeper meaning? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/FanoPlane.svg The symmetry group of the Fano plane is PSL(2,7), ...
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Fano plane drawings: embedding PG(2,2) into the real plane

By a drawing of the Fano plane I mean a system of seven simple curves and seven points in the real plane such that every point lies on exactly three curves, and every curve contains exactly three ...
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How to visulize surface link in four dimension?

I am now facing a problem with "surface link" in four dimension. I have heard that three 2-torus can be linked in four dimension. And I have created a movie by cutting four dimensional space with ...
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Positively curved manifold with a codimension 1 totally geodesic submanifold.

Fact : Consider the inclusion $V^{n-1} \rightarrow M^n$ where $M$ is a closed orientable simply connected positively curved manifold. Then connectivity lemma implies that the inclusion is ...
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canonical model of a reducible curve

Let $C$ be a stable reducible curve. Is there a natural way to define it's canonical model (I guess via the dualizing sheaf)? And does somehow the dualizing sheaf restrict to the (probably twisted) ...
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Was Desargues more an Euclid or an Eudoxos?

In the course of preparing lessons on projective geometry I want to give an account on the historical development. It is easy to obtain an overview of the history starting with G. Desargues. And with ...
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Existence of different knots in $RP^3$ having the equivalent liftings in $S^3$

I'm looking for the answer to following question. Do exist different knots in $RP^3$ which have equivalent liftings in $S^3$ under covering $p:S^3\rightarrow RP^3$?
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A little question on certain parallel-lines-preserving maps

Let $\alpha:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^n$, $n\geq 2$, be a $\mathbb{Q}$-linear bijection with the following properties: 1) $\alpha$ sends straight affine $\mathbb{R}$-lines to straight affine ...
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Proper subgroups of $\rm{SU}(d)$ that act transitively on $\rm{CP}^{d-1}$?

The special unitary group $\rm{SU}(d)$ has a canonical action on the Hilbert space of dimension $d$, and this action induces a canonical action on the projective space $\rm{CP}^{d-1}$, which is ...
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Flatness of projective bundles

Suppose that $p \colon P \to X$ is a projective bundle. Is $p$ an open map ?
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On duality on finite projective planes

Hey Everyone! In nearly all (if not all) projective geometry texts I have bumped into the following theorem: "Principle of duality: If in a theorem in $\mathfrak{P}$ one switches the word point for ...
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sphere with projective structure

In " Geometric structures on low-dimensional manifolds " , section 2 , we have : given a projective tame 3-manifold with radial ends , each end surface has a projective structure since a developing ...
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Dual of a weighted projective space

I have a fairly good understanding of what the dual of a projective space is. I am currently interested in weighted projective space but I haven't found anything on the construction of its dual space ...
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A Problem about affine transformation

Problem: Suppose that $f:\;\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{R}^2$ is an injective mapping from the 2-dimensional Euclidean plane into itself which maps lines into (instead of onto) lines and whose range ...
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Independent generic/general points over some prime field

The first paragraph of this question shows the construction of the first counter example to Hilbert's 14th Problem. There, we start from a prime field $P$ of arbitrary characteristic, i.e., $P=\Bbb Q$ ...
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What is the ideal corresponding to the Plücker embedding?

Let $S$ be a noetherian scheme, $\mathcal{E}$ a quasi-coherent sheaf on $S$ and let $d \in \mathbb{N}$. There is a Plücker embedding $\omega : \mathrm{Grass}_d(\mathcal{E}) \hookrightarrow ...
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finite surjective morphism to the projective line

Let X a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$. We fix $d$ distinct closed points $x_{1},\dots,x_{d}$. Can we find a finite surjective morphism $\pi:X\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^{1}$ and local ...
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Is Wikipedia correct about desarguesian projective planes being self-dual?

I stumbled over a statement on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duality_%28projective_geometry%29 and would like to ask how this could possibly be true. It states the following The ...
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(3,3) abelian surface and k3 surfaces

SOrry for the very specific question, but curiosity bites.... So here's the story: an idecomposable principally polarized abelian surface is embedded in $P^8=|3\Theta |^* $ as a deg 18 surface A. ...
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octic K3s inside cubic 4-folds

From the Thesis of B.Hassett I seem to understand that a smooth cubic 4-fold $X$ containing a $\mathbb{P}^2$ should contain also a octic K3, but I cannot see a natural way by which this K3 octic could ...
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Does every ellipse inside a tetrahedron inside a ball fit in a triangle inside the ball?

In three-dimensional euclidean space, consider the closed unit ball $B$. Let $T$ be a tetrahedron, and $E$ an ellipse, with $E \subset T \subset B$. Does there necessarily exist a triangle $T'$ with ...
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Fields over which cubic hypersurfaces are rational

All cubic hypersurfaces having at least one double point are birational to some $P^n$ over an algebraically closed field. How does the statement change as I pass to non alg closed fields? Does it hold ...
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complement of a codimension-one projective subspace

The complement of a codimension-one projective subspace of $\mathbb{R}\mathbf{P}^{3}$ is identifiable in a geodesic structure preserving manner with an affine $3$-space so that the group of projective ...
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What is projective duality from modern point of view ? (correspondence ? Fourier on D-mod ? Aut of D(Coh) ?)

Consider vector space V and its dual V^* then to any line subspace in V one can correspond its kernel in V^* which is hyperplane. Projective duality states that this correspondence satisfies many ...
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lefschetz theorem for quadrics

Does there exist an analogue of Lefschetz Hyperplane Theorem for cohomology that holds for intersections with (smooth) quadrics?
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How do I find the set of all lines lying on a general quadric in $\mathbb{CP}^3$?

I have heard that this set is the disjoint union of two conics in $Gr(2,4)$, but I do not have an original reference. Does anyone either have such a reference, or know a way of seeing this?
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When does a planar ternary ring uniquely coordinitise a projective plane?

From every projective plane a coordinitisation can be constructed on a planar ternary ring, and conversely from every planar ternary ring a projective plane can be constructed. (For background see ...
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Galois group decomposition of non-cyclic covers

If $\pi: C \rightarrow \mathbb{P}^{1}$ is a cyclic cover of $\mathbb{P}^{1}$ with Galois group $\mathbb{Z}/m \mathbb{Z}$ and thus with the (affine) formula $y^{m}= ...
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Equations for abelian coverings of $\mathbb{P^{1}}$

Cyclic coverings of $\mathbb{P^{1}}$ have a simple (affine) equation, namely the formula, $y^{m}= (x_{1}-a_{1})^{t_{1}}....(x_{n}-a_{n})^{t_{n}}$. Is there such a nice equation for abelian non-cyclic ...
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Projective spaces with nonconstant regular functions

I can construct a scheme by patching that represents a projective space over an arbitrary ring. I can also prove that, if the ring is a Jacobson domain, the only regular functions on it are constants. ...