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### 0-framed smoothly slice knot that can be obtained by blowing down successively a link of unknots

A knot in $S^3$ is called a smoothly slice knot if it bounds a smoothly embedded 2-disk in $D^4$. Every ribbon knot is known to be a smoothly slice knot, and there are known some nontrivial smoothly ...
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### Vector bundles on blowups

$\DeclareMathOperator\Pic{Pic}\DeclareMathOperator\ker{ker}$Let $X$ be a (projective) variety, which is singular at a point $p$ of $X$ (we can also replace $p$ with some closed subvariety). Suppose $Y$...
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### Nonlinear wave equation : ODE blow-up construction

Consider the focusing non-linear wave equation (NLW) \begin{align*}\partial_{tt} u(t,x) - \Delta u(t,x) &= -|u|^{p-1}u, \quad (t,x) \in [0,+\infty) \times \mathbb R^d \\ u(0,x) &= u_0(x) \in \...
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### Representability of blow-up of stacks

Suppose $\mathcal{Z}\subseteq\mathcal{X}$ is a closed immersion of stacks. Is the blow-up morphism $p:Bl_{\mathcal{Z}}(\mathcal{X})\to\mathcal{X}$ representable? More precisely, if $C\to\mathcal{X}$ ...
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### Inverse Kirby knot

Given an (oriented framed) knot $K$ in the 3-sphere $S^3$, we can perform a surgery along $K$ to get another 3-manifold $M$. From $M$, we can perform the inverse surgery back to $S^3$. However, the ...
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### Proof of Artin–Rees / Krull intersection motivated by universal property of blowup

I was very confused by the proof of Artin–Rees / Krull intersection theorem when I was younger. Now that I learnt about blow up— I saw the Rees algebra again and I want to now gain a better ...
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### How to use blow-up to prove the boundary regularity for a harmonic function

While reading the book Regularity Theory of Elliptic PDE I’m confused with a theorem: Thm. 2.30. Let $\alpha \in (0,1)$ and $k \in N$ with $k \leq 2$, and let $\Omega$ be a bounded $C^{k, \alpha}$ ...
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### On the exceptional divisor of the resolution of indeterminacy locus of rational map

Let $f:X \dashrightarrow Y$ be a rational map between smooth, projective varieties over $\mathbb{C}$. We know that there is a resolution of the indeterminacy locus using which we obtain a smooth, ...
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### Higher cohomology of projective bundles

Let $C$ be a curve and $L$ be a line bundle with sufficiently large degree. Let $C_p$ denote the $p$-th symmetric product of $C$, which consists of all the effective divisors of degree $p$ on $C$. Let ...
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### Intersections of strict transform and strict transform of intersections

Let $Z_1,Z_2$ and $Y$ be subvarieties of a locally complete intersection variety $X$ over $\mathbb C$. Consider the strict transforms of $Z_1$ and $Z_2$ in the blowup $Bl_YX$, the question is: when ...
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### Is the blowup of a toric variety corresponding to a subdivision normal?

Toroidal Embeddings 1 by KKMS say subdividing the fan of a toric variety yields the fan of a normalized blowup. How do I avoid normalization? Do I need to choose my subdivision carefully, or is it ...
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### Surgery for algebraic varieties

I have a number of vague questions that I wasn't sure whether they are suitable to ask or not, but I decided to ask! According to this result, any two birational varieties can be constructed by a ...
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### Factorization of birational maps in char $p$

So I was reading about the factorization result that any birational map between smooth varieties is composition of blow-ups and blow-downs with smooth centers. It is apparently true only in ...
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### Strict transform of a tangent curve under blow-up

$\DeclareMathOperator{\Bl}{\operatorname{Bl}}$It is known that if we have a projective variety $X$ and a projective smooth subvariety $Y$ then the exceptional divisor $E \subset \Bl_{Y}X$ of the blow-...
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### Determining if a morphism is a blowup along a given subvariety

Let $X,\tilde{X}$ be two smooth projective varieties over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $\pi:\tilde{X}\rightarrow X$ be a projective morphism. Let us moreover assume that there exists a smooth closed ...
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### Properties of the contraction map of the exceptional divisor of a blow-up

Let $X$ be a smooth variety and $Z$ be a smooth subvariety. Consider the blow-up at $Z$ $$\pi:\mathrm{Bl}_Z(X)\rightarrow X$$ and let $E$ be the exceptional divisor. What are the properties of the ...
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### Picard group modulo codimension 2

Let $X$ be a normal (possibly singular) projective surface over $\mathbb{C}$. Consider the set $M_X$ of all coherent sheaves $F$ on $X$ such that there exists a finite subset $Y\subset X$ such that $F$...
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### Simple proof that the arithmetic genus is non-negative

I take an irreducible and reduced closed curve $C\subseteq \mathbb{P}^n$, defined over an algebraically closed field $k$ and define the arithmetic genus $p_a(C)$ as the integer such that the Hilbert ...