# Questions tagged [fans]

A fan is a collection of cones closed under taking intersections and faces.

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### The dimension of the normal cone of a face in a polytope

Let $P$ is a polytope in $\mathbb{R}^n$ if $F$ is one of its faces of dimension $d$ then the dimension of its normal cone $\mathcal{N}(F)$ is $n-d$.\
This seems to be intuitively obvious but I can't ...

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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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### Sections of Cartier divisors on toric varieties

Let $X_{\Sigma}$ be a projective toric variety. Consider the total coordinate ring
$$S = \mathbb{C}[x_{\rho}\: | \: \rho\in\Sigma(1)]$$
Define $\deg(x_{\rho}) = D_{\rho}$.
Now, take a divisor $D = \...

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### Relation between the number of maximal cones in a fan and the geometry of corresponding toric variety

It is well known that a (smooth complete) fan $\Delta$ corresponds to a (smooth proper) toric variety $X= X_\Delta$.
My question is whether there is a relationship between the number of maximal cones ...

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### Is there a "fundamental theorem of toric geometry"?

I have some questions about toric geometry.
1) Can any toric variety (I mean not necessarily smooth or projective, ...) be constructed from a fan ?
2) Suppose $T_1$ and $T_2$ are toric varieties ...

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### The boundary of toric varieties

Let $\mathcal{X}$ be a toric variety, with $T$ a torus embedded as an open set
in $\mathcal{X}$ (and where the algebraic action of $T$ extends to $\mathcal{X}$). As I am not a toric specialist at all, ...

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### Which (polytopal) fans/polytopes are secondary?

Let $P$ be a (d-1)-dimensional polytope with $n$ vertices that sits in an affine hyperplane in $\mathbb{R}^d$.
The secondary fan of $P$ is a polytopal fan in $\mathbb{R}^n$ with $d$-dimensional ...

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### A question about a blue fan and a red fan and their common refinement

Is the following conjecture true?
Conjecture: Let $M_1$ be a red map and let $M_2$ be a blue map drawn in general position on $S^n$, and let $M$ be their common refinement. There is a vertex $w$ of $...

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### Reference for this polyhedral lemma

Recall the definition of a fan: Let $U$ be a finite dimensional real vector space. Then a fan is a collection $\mathcal{F}$ of cones in $U$ such that
(1) If $\sigma \in \mathcal{F}$ and $\tau$ is a ...