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### Dimension of quintic hypersurfaces singular at given number of points

How many quintic hypersurfaces are there which are singular at given points (need not be general) of length at least 20? Is there any upper bound of the dimension of such quintics?
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### Calculation of the mean curvature under a normal perturbation

Let $X: M^n \to N^{n+1}$ be a Riemannian immersion. Write $g, A, \nu, H$ for the first fundamental form, second fundamental form, Gauss map and mean curvature of $X$ respectively. Consider the normal ...
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### Quadric surfaces tangent to a cubic threefold along a line of first type

Take a line $L$ of the first type on a smooth cubic threefold $X$ over $\mathbb C$, then its normal bundle $N_{L|X}$ is isomorphic to $\mathcal{O}_L\oplus \mathcal{O}_L$. This is equivalent to say ...
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### Area lower bound given a mean curvature upper bound?

If $\Sigma$ is a smooth embedded closed hypersurface in $\mathbb R^n$ with (normalized) mean curvature $H\le 1$ (the mean curvature of the unit sphere), then its ($(n-1)$-dimensional) area is at least ...
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### Local complete intersection and hypersurfaces

Let $Y \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ be a regular, codimension $2$, complete intersection subscheme in $\mathbb{P}^n$ (for example, $Y \cong \mathbb{P}^{n-2}$). Let $X$ be a normal (not necessarily smooth) ...
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### Existence of regular hypersurface sections

Let $X$ be a irreducible regular projective variety over $Spec(O_K)$ for some number field $K$. Is it known that there exists at least one hypersurface over $Spec(O_K)$ such that cuts $X$ in a regular ...
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### English language and Mathematics

I have a question maybe more relevant to an English language section of StackExchange, but I doubt that anybody but a Mathematician could properly answer my question. Let $\mathcal M$ be a smooth ...
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### Birational morphism and invariance of arithmetic genus

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a birational morphism between projective, irreducible surfaces. Assume $X$ is non-singular and $Y$ is a hypersurface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ (not necessarily smooth). Is the arithmetic ...
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### Computing higher dimensional intersection numbers for complete intersections of $\mathbb P^n$

Let $X_1,X_2$ be two smooth hypersurfaces of degree $d$ in $\mathbb P^{n}$. Let $B=X_1\cap X_2$. Assume $B$ is smooth. Let $\mathcal N_{B/\mathbb P^n}$ be the normal bundle to $B$. Let $H$ be the ...
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### Does a moving family of lines through a fixed point produce a singularity?

This is just a feeling that I had and I am curious if it is totally wrong or true to some extent. Let $X\subseteq \mathbb{P}^r$ be an integral hypersurface of degree $r-1$, which is not a cone. In ...
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### Umbilic points on Euclidean hypersurfaces

Every smooth embedding of $S^2$ into $\mathbb{R}^3$ has at least one umbilic point (in fact, the recent proof of the Caratheodory conjecture yields two such points). The usual proof of this is to use ...
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### Irreducibility of the singular locus of a cubic hypersurface

Let $Z\subseteq \mathbb{P}^{N}$ be an irreducible cubic hypersurface, i.e. $Z=V(F)$ for certain homogeneous irreducible polynomial $F\in K[X_{0},\ldots,X_{N}]$ of degree $3$. Let us suppose that its ...
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### Obtaining Hessian of the embedding from an induced metric

Consider a hypersurface (not necessarily compact) smoothly embedded into $\mathbb{R}^n$ such that the Hessian is a positive definite bilinear form. Due to positivenes, Hessian can be taken as a metric ...
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### Number of singular fibers in families of hypersurfaces

Consider the projection map $$\pi: X = V(t_0 f + t_1 gh) \to \mathbf P^1,$$ where $[t_0: t_1]$ are the homogeneous coordinates on $\mathbf P^1$, $f=f(x_0, \dots, x_n)$ is a homogeneous polynomial of ...
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