# Questions tagged [intersection-theory]

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### Is there a functor of points approach to algebraic cycles and intersection theory?

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Most of the algebraic geometry I have done so far was concerned with group schemes (e.g., abelian schemes, tori, unipotent groups). In that part of the field the "functor of points POV" is ...

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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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### Smooth, complete varieties on which “zero is effective”

I will say zero is effective on a complete, smooth variety $X$ if some positive linear combination of irreducible varieties is rationally equivalent to zero. In other words, zero is effective if there ...

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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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### Bloch Ogus spectral sequence

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbf{C}$, and $p : X_{\rm an}\to X_{\rm Zar}$ the obvious map of sites.
The Leray spectral sequence
$$H^r(X_{\rm Zar}, R^sp_*\mathbf{C})\Rightarrow H^{...

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### Chow ring of extended tropicalizations

In Allermann-Rau '09, the authors define the Chow groups of an arbitrary abstract tropical cycle. In particular, one may take the tropical cycle to be the tropicalization of a subvariety of a torus. ...

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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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### intersection theory on proper algebraic spaces

I have a question about the second example in Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry, Appendix B, section 3 (given by Hironaka?). It is an example of a compact complex Moishezon 3-fold $X$ which is not an ...

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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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### 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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### Bezout theorem for germs of holomorphic functions

UPDATE.
It was pointed out by @Dmitri that two smooth curves given by $f=y$ and $g=y+x^k$ in $\mathbb C^2$ provide a simple counterexample.
Let $f_1, \ldots, f_p, g_1, \ldots, g_q$ be germs of ...

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### Schubert cycles on Grassmannian bundles

Let $X$ be smooth variety and let $\mathcal{E}$ be a vector bundle on $X$ of rank $n$. On the total space of the Grassmannian bundle $\pi:G(k,\mathcal{E})\to X$ we have the tautological exact sequence ...

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### Blow-up and the Chow group of zero cycles

Let $\tilde{X}\to X$ be a blow-up of a variety $X$ (over an algebraically closed field).
Is it true that the Chow group of zero cycles of $\tilde{X}$ is isomorphic to that of $X$? What if $X$ is a ...

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### Semi-continuity of intersection numbers

I always trusted the following quite vague statement:
If you have a family of effective divisors $D_1(t),\dots , D_k(t)$ on a $k$-dimensional projective variety $X_t$, where $t$ is a paramater say ...

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### Why write GRR with the relative tangent sheaf?

The first published version of the Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch theorem, GRR for short, was written in the form
$$
\operatorname{ch}(f_!\alpha).\operatorname{Td}(Y)
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f_*\left(\operatorname{ch}(\alpha).\...

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### A question on infinitesimal deformation (related to intersection theory)

Let $X$ be a connected projective scheme in $\mathbb{P}^n$. Assume, $2 \le \dim X \le n-2$. Let $H$ be a general hyperplane in $\mathbb{P}^n$. Denote by $Z:=X.H$ and $Z'=X.H^m$ for $m \gg 0$. Then ...

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### Divisibility of all entries in an intersection form

What are situations where one can conclude that all entries of an intersection form are divisible by a fixed integer?
More precisely: $F \subset S$ is a proper connected (usually reducible) half-...

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### Riemann-Roch and Grothendieck duality: general case of Fulton's example 18.3.19

Fulton's "Intersection theory" book contains the following fact (example 18.3.19):
Let $X$ be a Cohen-Macaulay scheme over a field. Assume $X$ can be imbedded in a smooth scheme (so it has a ...

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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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### 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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### Applications of E8 manifold

The $E_8$ Cartan matrix is given by,
$$
K_{E_8}=\begin{pmatrix}
2 & -1 & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\
-1 & 2 & -1& 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\
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### Intersection of curves in abelian varieties

Fix an abelian variety $A$ of dimension at least $3$ and a (smooth, projective, irreducible) curve $C$ inside $A$ that generates $A$ as an algebraic group, over an algebraically closed field. Now, fix ...

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### Computing intersection number of two arithmetic line bundles

I have some questions in Arithmetic Arakelov geometry
Let $\mathcal X\to Spec(\mathcal O_K)=C$ be an arithmetric projective variety over $C$ , where $\mathcal O_K$, ring of number filed $K$ and $\...

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### On the local Euler obstruction for singular varieties

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety (not necessarily irreducible, nor reduced). Then the local Euler obstruction is a group isomorphism $$\textrm{Eu}: Z_\ast X\to F_\ast X,$$ where $Z_\ast X$ is ...

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### Strategy to prove formula for top chern class from knowlege of chern character

I am trying to prove a conjecture that involves an enumerative problem. In the course of doing so, the following situation came up.
I have a sequence of (smooth, complex, rationally connected) ...

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### Cycle classes that are killed by pushing forward from normalization

Let $X$ be a non-normal algebraic variety and $f \colon X' \to X$ its normalization. Is there a general description $\mathrm{ker}\left(\mathrm{CH}_k(X') \to \mathrm{CH}_k(X)\right)$? Are there ...

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### Relationship between virtual cohomological dimension and tautological rings for moduli spaces of curves

Here's the short version of the question. For $M_{g,n}$, $M_{g,n}^{rt}$, $M_{g,n}^{ct}$ and $\overline M_{g,n}$ it seems that the virtual cohomological dimension is given by the complex dimension plus ...

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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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### Motives up to homological equivalence

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a field $k$ finitely generated over its prime field, and $M_{hom}(X)$ the category of motives modulo $\ell$-adic homological equivalence.
(1) Is $M_{hom}(...

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### Hard Lefschetz for cycles

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a field $k$. It is known by work of Deligne, that the Lefschetz operator:
$$L^k : H^{2n-2k}(X_{\overline{k}},\mathbf{Q}_{\ell})\to H^{2n+2k}(X_{\overline{k}...

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### Complete intersections in projective spaces

Let $X$ be an arbitrary smooth projective variety over a field $k$.
Do there exist:
a smooth complete intersection $X'$ in a projective space.
a surjective morphism of $k$-varieties $X'\to X$ ?

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### Vector bundles vs algebraic cycles

For integral schemes, the Picard group is isomorphic to the group of Cartier divisors modulo linear equivalence.
What is the correct analog of this isomorphism, for higher codimension Chow groups vs ...

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### Is there an analogy of Sumihiro's equivariant Chow's lemma for DM stack?

There is an analogy of Chow's lemma for a DM stack $X$ written in the Laumon's book 'Champ algebrique'. There exists a generically finite, proper surjective morphism $Y \to X$ from a quasi-projective ...

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### Why is flatness needed for the Segre classes of a family of cones to be equal in the Chow ring of the base

Let $X$ be an algebraic scheme and $\mathscr C$ a cone on $X\times\mathbf A^1$ and $C_t$ denote the restriction of $\mathscr C$ to $X\times\{t\}$ ($t=0,1$, or whatever). The claim in Fulton's ...

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### Intersection numbers on blow ups of toric varieties

Suppose we have a smooth, complete toric varietiy $X_{\Sigma}$ of dimension $n$. Let $\sigma_k \in \Sigma(k)$ a smooth $k$-dimensional cone in $\Sigma$ and suppose we make the toric blow up at the ...

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### What is known about the structure of $\mathbb Z[c_1(\mathcal O_V(1))]$ for a projective $\Bbbk$-variety $V$?

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Following Fulton's Intersection Theory, the Chern class of an arbitrary algebraic $\Bbbk$-scheme $X$ can be constructed as follows. First, define the graded by codimension abelian group $...

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### where to learn K-group of coherent sheaves modulo numerical equivalence?

I am trying to emerge from my complete ignorance about intersection theory.
I have a bias toward sheaves, so I like the idea of doing intersection theory with the K-group of coherent sheaves. From ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Quartic link in a 5-sphere

In this post I would like to propose a quartic link in a 5-sphere.
Let us start with the following gluing into a 5-sphere:
$$S^5=(D^2_{} \times T^3_{}) \cup_{T^4} ({S^5 \smallsetminus D^2 \times T^3})...

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### The Chow ring of a blow-up along a badly embedded subscheme

Let $X$ be a variety and $i:Y\hookrightarrow X$ be a regularly embedded closed subvariety, and write $\tilde X$ for $Bl_Y X$ the blow-up of $X$ along $Y$. Let $A^*(X)$ refer to the Fulton-Macpherson ...

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### Non algebraizable formal abelian schemes

I'd like to collect a good number of examples of formal schemes over $\text{Spf}(\mathbf{Z}_p)$, whose special fiber is a projective variety over $\mathbf{F}_p$, but that are not algebraizable.
If ...

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### Multiplicative structure on Deligne cohomology

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over the complex numbers, and $\mathbf{Z}(p)_{\mathcal{D}}$ the Deligne complex on $X$:
$$\mathbf{Z}(p)_{\mathcal{D}} : \ \ \mathbf{Z}(p)\to\mathcal{O}_X\to\...

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### Is algebraic geometry related to conical intersection in potential energy surface of molecules?

I post this question here because it seems that the equations describing conical intersections in molecular potential energy surface are similar to what algebraic geometry research concerns.
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### Non-generic intersections of Schubert varieties?

Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group, $B$ a Borel subgroup, $P$ a parabolic subgroup containing $B$, and $W$ the Weyl group. For $w \in W$, the Schubert variety $X_w^P$ is the closure of the Schubert ...

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### Finding two hypersurfaces of the same degree that intersect $X/\mathbb{F}_q$ smoothly

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a finite field.
In [Poonen - Bertini theorems over finite fields] it is shown that one can find a smooth geometrically integral hypersurface $S$ of degree $...