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Line segment-triangle intersection algorithm

currently in my project I'm using signed tetrahedron volume to check whether a line segment intersects a triangle. Initially I've found this approach in the great answer provided by professor O'Rourke:...
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Curves sharing points over finite fields, and their mutual divisibility

Consider in $\mathbb{A}^2(\mathbb{F}_q)$ two $\mathbb{F}_q$-rational curves $\mathcal{X}:f(x,y)=0$ and $\mathcal{Y}:g(x,y)=0$, and let $\mathcal{Y}$ be absolutely irreducible. Suppose also that $\...
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Singling out irreducible components

Let $V\subset \mathbb{A}^n$ be a variety defined by equations of degree $\leq D$, or, what is the same, an intersection of hypersurfaces of degree $\leq D$. Let $V^+_0$ be an irreducible component of $...
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Singling out lower-dimensional components

Let $V\subset \mathbb{A}^n$ be defined by equations of degree $\leq D$. (That is, $V$ is an intersection of hypersurfaces of degree $\leq D$.) Assume $V$ is not pure-dimensional. Let $V^-$ be the ...
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Intersection product when one factor is contained in the exceptional divisor

I am trying to calculate some intersection numbers and would appreciate help on the following problem: Consider two divisors $D_1$ and $D_2$. Blowing up their intersection yields $\varphi^{*}(D_i) = \...
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A “boundary map” for the algebraic equivalence relation of cycles

In what follows by projective variety I will mean the zero locus of homegeneous polynomials in some projective space. Anyway, feel free to deal with a sufficiently good scheme if you want. Let $X$ be ...
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Reference request: Kleiman's proof of Snapper's Lemma

On page 4 of Nitin Nitsure's paper Construction of Hilbert and Quot Schemes, the author refers to the fact that Hilbert polynomials are indeed polynomials as a special case of Snapper's Lemma, see &...
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Comparing the Segre classes of a cone with its abelian hull

Let $X$ be a smooth scheme, with a sheaf of graded quasi-coherent algebras $\mathcal{A}^*$, that yields a cone $C$ (in the sense of Fulton's intersection theory). Suppose that $\mathcal{A}^1$ is a ...
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algebraic vs rational equivalence

Are there classes of algebraic varieties for which algebraic and rational equivalence for algebraic cycles coincide? (references also appreciated)
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Functoriality of Chern-Fulton's class

Let $X$ be a, possibly singular, algebraic variety embedded as a closed subvariety of a manifold $M$ with map $i : X \rightarrow M$, and $\pi : \tilde{M} \rightarrow M$ be a proper birational map with ...
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Integrality of primary genus $0$ Gromov-Witten invariants of a Fano manifold

Suppose $(X,\omega)$ is a positively monotone compact symplectic manifold, i.e., after a positive scaling of the symplectic form, we have $c_1(T_X) = [\omega]$ in de Rham cohomology ($T_X$ has well-...
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Transversal intersection with linear subspaces

Let us work over an algebraically closed field $K$. If $X\subset \mathbb{P}^n$ is a closed subset of dimension $r$, then there should exist a linear subspace $L\subset \mathbb{P}^n$ of dimension $n-r$ ...
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Intersection theory on singular varieties by embedding to smooth ones

Let $X$ be a normal complex projective variety over $\mathbb C$. In order to define the intersection product of the Chow ring, one usually requires $X$ to be smooth. How to weak the smoooth assumption ...
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when does intersection multiplicity jump?

Let $Z$ be a smooth variety and let $X \subset Z \times T, Y \subset Z \times S$ be flat families of closed subvarieties on $Z$, where $T, S$ are smooth and connected, such that for some fixed $z \in ...
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EXACT number of intersection points of two algebraic curves

As the picture shows2(the paper's link is in 1),it seems that I can use tools including Bezout's theorem to solve the EXACT number of intersection between two algebraic curves(F(x,y) is of degree two ...
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Equivalence relations among algebraic cycles

In the book 3264 and All That by Eisenbud & Harris, the authors claim that for smooth projective varieties admitting an affine stratification, the algebraic equivalence relation and the rational ...
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How to compute the genus of the (singular) intersection of three quadratics in $\mathbb{C}P^4$?

Consider three quadratics in $\mathbb{C}P^4$: $$ x_0^2+4x_1^2+\frac{x^2_2}{4}=0,~ x_1x_4+x_2x_3=0, ~ x_0^2+x_3^2+x_4^2=0. $$ If there intersection was non-singular, then the intersection should be a ...
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How to compute the class defined by intersection with a square?

$\DeclareMathOperator\Gr{Gr}$Let $\Gr(k,n+k)$ (of course, one can do also for $\Gr(k,\infty)$) be the complex Grassmannian of $k$-planes in $n+k$-dimensional linear space. It is well-known that ...
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Rank of the top Chow group

Let $X$ be a regular integal scheme of finite type over $\mathbb Z$ and assume that $X$ has dimension $d$. In general it is not known if the Chow groups $CH^q(X)$ ($q$ is the codimension) are finitely ...
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Non-transverse intersection of submanifolds

What can we tell about non-transverse intersection points of (smooth) submanifolds? Especially, in the case of complementary dimensions, how can we define and calculate the ''multiplicity'' of an ...
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Locus of linear spaces with prescribed contact order

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^{n}$ be a smooth projective variety of pure dimension $d$. Let $Z\subset \mathbb{G}(n-d,n)\times\mathbb{P}^{n}$ be the space of pairs $(P,x)$ of a linear space $P\cong\mathbb{P}...
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Irreducible components: associativity for intersections?

Let $A$, $B$, $C$ be closed irreducible subvarieties of $\mathbb{A}^n$. Let $V_1$ be an irreducible component of $B\cap C$, and $V$ an irreducible component of $A\cap V_1$. Must there necessarily be ...
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Statements related to Thurston's work on the surface

If we have simple closed curves $\alpha$ and $\beta$ on a surface $\Sigma_g$, the intersection number $i(\alpha ,\beta)$ is defined to be the minimal cardinality of $\alpha_1\cap\beta_1$ as $\alpha_1$ ...
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Push-forward of divisors and intersections

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a surjective finite morphism of varieties, with $X$ normal and $Y$ smooth. Let $D\subset X$ be a divisor and $C\subset Y$ a curve. Does the equality $$C\cdot f_{*}D = f^{*}C\...
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Minimising kurtosis (non-convex). Can I use algebraic geometry or alternate methods to show uniqueness of a particular solution?

I consider a weighted sum of $n$ identically-distributed correlated random variables. The weights in the sum, $w_i$ for $i=1, 2,...,n$, satisfy $w_i>=0$ and $\sum_{i=1}^{n}w_i=1$. I am ...
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Intersection theory in analytic geometry

This might be a weird/stupid question, but it came to me a couple of times, and I would like to get an answer for that. In some papers I read, constantly the authors define some analytic subspaces, ...
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If cohomology theory corresponds to intersection theory, valuation theory corresponds to -?

This is a meta question I asked myself. Cohomology theory is dual to an intersection theory. Is there anything valuation theory corresponds to in general? For instance, McMullen's polytope algebra is ...
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Intersection numbers via residue formula

$\newcommand{\sslash}{\mathbin{/\mkern-7mu/}}$With a friend we are trying to understand residue formulas in the article "Cohomology pairings on singular quotients in geometric invariant theory&...
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Interpretation of “27” lines for cubic surface with rational double points

It is well known that a smooth cubic surface has $27$ distinct lines. Explicitly, if we choose a planar representation, i.e., blowup $\mathbb P^2$ at $6$ general points $p_1,...,p_6$, the $27$ lines ...
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Relative canonical class of blowing-up a flag ideal

Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety of dimension $n$. Consider a flag ideal $I$ on $X\times \mathbb{P}^1$, namely, $$ I=I_0+I_1t+I_2t^2+\cdots+I_{N-1}t^{N-1}+(t^N)\,, $$ where $t$ is the ...
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Localization of Chow groups and flat base change

For any flat morphism $f:X\rightarrow Y$, we have a flat pullback of Chow groups $$Ch^i(Y)\rightarrow Ch^i(X).$$ A particular example of this is of course an open immersion $U\rightarrow X$. In that ...
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Analytic and algebraic definitions of intersection multiplicity of two complex algebraic curves coincide

There are two definitions of intersection multiplicity of two complex algebraic plane curves. One of them is given in An introduction to algebraic curves by Griffiths. Let $t \mapsto (t^k, y(t) )$ be ...
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Upper semi-continuity of intersection numbers

Consider a smooth projective morphism of schemes $X \rightarrow S$ with relative dimension $n$ (the application I have in mind is with $S$ = an open subset of $\text{Spec } \mathbb{Z}$) and assume ...
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The morphisms induced by two Cartier divisors

Let X be a projective variety. We consider two Cartier divisors $D,E$ such that $E\geq D$ and the relative morphisms $\phi_D: X - - -> \mathbb{P}(H^0(X, O_X(D))^*)$ and $\phi_E: X- - -> \mathbb{...
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Linear system on singular plane curve

Let $C \subset \mathbb{P}^2_k$ an irreducible plane curve of degree $d >1$ over algebraically closed field $k$. That is $C=V(f(x,y,z))$ where $f \in k[x,y,z]$ homogeneous of degree $d$. Let $\{...
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Endomorphism of Chow group induced by a birational map

Let $\phi:X\dashrightarrow Y$ be a birational map between smooth projective $k$-varieties ($k=\bar k$) and $\Gamma$ be the closure of the graph of $\phi$. In Fulton's intersection theory example 16.1....
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Polarization of an abelian variety made by the sum of two divisors

Let $X$ be an abelian variety of dimension $n$, and let $L$ be a polarization, that is, an ample line bundle on $X$, with $\chi(L)=3$. In my specific case, I have that $L=\mathcal{O}_X(\Theta + D)$, ...
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Reference for the Hodge Bundle

For the purposes of this question, let the Hodge bundle $\lambda$ be the bundle on a fibration of abelian varieties $X\to B$ with fiber over $b\in B$ the space of 1-forms on $X_b$, or the pullback to $...
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Looking for examples of not injective maps and not surjective maps of the form $ A_{k} (X) \to H_{2k} ( X , \mathbb{Z} ) $

Here: https://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~gathmann/class/alggeom-2002/alggeom-2002-c9.pdf, on pages: $ 1 $ and $ 2 $, we find the following paragraph: For any scheme of finite type over a ground field ...
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Noether intersection multiplicity for complete intersections

If I take two curves $C,D$ on a surface $M$ with isolated intersection point $p$, then Noether gives a formula equating the intersection multiplicity $i_p(C,D)$ of $C$ and $D$ at $p$ in terms of their ...
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Automorphism group of a hypersurface and its sections

This question is moved from my StackExchange. Assume the base field is algebraically closed. Let $X\subset \mathbb P^n$ be a fixed smooth hypersurface of degree $d$. For any hyperplane $H\subset \...
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Segre Classes of reducible variety

Suppose I have a singular projective variety $X\subset \mathbb{P}^n$ that is reducible with $X=\bigcup_i X_i$ smooth irreducible components. That is, the irreducible components are smooth but $X$ is ...
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Formula for fibre square (from Fulton's Intersection Theory)

I have a question about argumentation used in the proof of Proposition 1.7 in Fulton's book on Intersection Theory on page 18: Proposition 1.7 Let $\require{AMScd}$ \begin{CD} X' @>{g'}>> ...
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Flat morphisms whose fibers are affine spaces

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a flat morphism, such that each fiber is isomorphic to the affine space $\mathbb{A}^n$. Then is is true that $f$ is a Zariski affine bundle? If not, is it at least an ètale affine ...
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Schubert cycles that intersect generically transversely

Let $\mathcal{V}= 0 \subset V_1 \subset \cdots \subset V_{n-1}\subset V_n=V$, $\mathcal{W}=0 \subset W_1 \subset \cdots \subset W_{n-1} \subset W_n=W$ be two flags. We say that $\mathcal{V}$ and $\...
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K-theoretic derivation of Bézout theorem

In the paper "$K$-Theory and Intersection Theory" by Henri Gillet in Handbook of K-theory, 2005 (link behind paywall at Springerlink), the author says: "When the ground field $k = \mathbb C$, Bézout’...
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The virtual fundamental class as derived intersection

Say $X$ is a smooth projective variety and $\beta\in H_2(X)$ is a class. Then there is a finite-type proper scheme (or in general, stack) $SM : = \overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}(X,\beta)$ of stable maps ...
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Intersection inside normal cone

For a regular embedding $X\subset Y$, one can think the intersection class $[X]\cdot [X]$ as the intersection of the perturbation of the zero section inside $N_X Y$, intersect with itself. For non-...
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Chow ring of Hilbert scheme of 4 points in $\mathbb{P}^2$

What is known about the Chow ring of the Hilbert scheme of length 4 subschemes of $\mathbb{P}^2$? I know there is work on cycles on Hilbert schemes in the literature, but I don't know what can be ...
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Existence of divisor in the Jacobian of smooth curve of genus two whose intersection with theta divisor is 1

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve of genus $2$ and $J$ denotes the Jacobian of $C$. Let $\theta$ be the image of $C$ under the abel Jacobi map. Is there exist a divisor $D$ in $J$ such that $D.\...

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