# Questions tagged [line-bundles]

A continuously varying family of one-dimensional vector spaces over a topological space. A related tag is the vector-bundles tag.

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### Maps to projective space determined by a line bundle

The following should be pretty standard for any algebraic geometer. Let $X$ be a compact complex variety, and let $L$ be a line bundle on $X$. We say $L$ is 'generated by global sections' if for ...
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### Maps to projective space == line bundles; what do maps to weighted projective space correspond to?

A map from an algebraic variety $X$ to a projective space is the same thing as a globally generated line bundle on $X$. What geometric object on $X$ corresponds to a map to a weighted projective space?...
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### What is Kirillov's method good for?

I am planing to study Kirillov's orbit method. I have seen Kirillov's method in several branch of mathematics, for instance, functional analysis, geometry, .... Why is this theory important for ...
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### Total space of the line bundle $\mathcal{O}(1)$ over $\mathbb{P}^n$

It is well known that total space of the tautological line bundle $\mathcal{O}(-1)$ over projective space $\mathbb{P}^n$ is closed subvariety of $\mathbb{P}^n\times\mathbb{A}^{n+1}$. My question is ...
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### Square root of the determinant line

Let $\Sigma$ be a compact Riemann surface equipped with a spin structure (a square root of $\Omega^1_\Sigma$, denoted $\Omega^{1/2}_\Sigma$). Let $\Gamma(\Omega^1_\Sigma)$ be the space of holomorphic ...
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### Embedding abelian varieties into projective spaces of small dimension

Given a (complex) abelian variety $A$ of a fixed dimension $g$, let $d(A)$ be the dimension of the smallest complex projective space it embeds into. Is $d(A)$ uniform over all abelian varieties of a ...
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### Is there an algebraic construction of the Quillen (determinant) Line Bundle?

Let's consider the moduli space of representations of $\pi=\pi_1(\Sigma)$ (a surface group) into $G$ (a lie group). Call this $X=\operatorname{Hom}(\pi,G)$, and let $Y=\operatorname{Hom}(\pi,G)/\\!/G$...
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### does a line bundle always have a degree

For curves there is a very simple notion of degree of a line bundle or equivalently of a Weil or Cartier divisor. Even in any projective space $\mathbb P(V)$ divisors are cut out by hypersurfaces ...
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### What do gerbes and complex powers of line bundles have to do with each other?

We all know how to take integer tensor powers of line bundles. I claim that one should be able to also take fractional or even complex powers of line bundles. These might not be line bundles, but ...
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### Line bundles vs. Cartier divisors on a non-integral scheme

It is well-known that if $X$ is an integral scheme, then there is an isomorphism $CaCl(X)\to Pic(X)$ taking $[D]$ to $[\mathcal{O}_X(D)]$. Does anyone know any simple examples where the above map ...
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### How many flat connections has a line bundle in algebraic geometry?

Suppose $X$ is a projective variety over $\mathbb C$. I am happy to entertain more or different adjectives — I'm not looking for the most general statement, but rather to understand when and how ...
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### Vanishing theorems in positive characteristic

In the paper Deligne, Pierre; Illusie, Luc (1987), "Relèvements modulo $p^{2}$ et décomposition du complexe de De Rham", Inventiones Mathematicae 89 (2): 247–270, doi:10.1007/BF01389078 I found the ...
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### Are bundle gerbes bundles of algebras?

The category of line bundles (possibly with connection) on a smooth manifold M can be defined in two different ways: The first definition uses transition functions that satisfy a cocycle condition (...
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### Cohomology of line bundles

For sure answers to my questions are well known - but I never saw them anywhere. Let $X$ be a smooth projective (or just proper) variety over an algebraically closed field $k$. Let $A_i$ be the ...
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### Deformations of some simple quotient stacks.

I am interested in stacks of vector bundles on varieties and how deformations of the variety (including non-commutative ones) reflect themselves in deformations of the stack of vector bundles. I will ...
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### What is the Theorem of the Cube?

What is the "theorem of the cube" for abelian varieties? What is the statement and how should I think about it?
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### Is a torsion free sheave of rank one on a reducible curve the pushforward of a line bundle on a normalization?

Let $X$ be a nodal curve, possibly reducible. Then can any torsion free sheaf of rank one on $X$ be expressed as $\pi_*(L)$, where $L$ is a line bundle on a partial normalization of $X$? This looks ...
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### line bundles and universal covers

When dealing with some lifting problems, I came across the following problem, which probably has a well-known answer, but anyway: Suppose I have a (locally contractible) topological group $G$, such ...
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### Going further on How sections of line bundles rule maps into projective spaces

My question is located in trying to follow the argument bellow. Given a normal algebraic variety $X$, and a line bundle $\mathcal{L}\rightarrow X$ which is ample, then eventually such a line bundle ...
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### Line bundles on fibrations

Let $f:Y \to X$ be a flat morphism with positive dimensional fibers. Is it always true that line bundles that are trivial along each fiber are of type $f^*L$ for $L$ a line bundle on $X$?
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### Line bundles: from transition functions to divisors

Recently I was thinking about how local systems are the same thing as vector bundles with flat connection, and how representations of the fundamental group gave rise to vector bundles. This got me ...
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### Will (general points + small number of arbitrary points) impose independent condtions on plane curves?

It is well known that imposing vanishing at general points of $\mathbb P^2$ gives independent conditions on curves of degree $d$. Also, it is known that a small number ($\le d+1$) points always impose ...
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### Picard group of toric varieties

I am trying to understand how to obtain the Picard group for general toric varieties. So far, I have been using information found in https://arxiv.org/pdf/1003.5217.pdf . Here, a toric variety has ...
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### Do line bundles which divide the canonical bundle lift

Let $S$ be the spectrum of a complete dvr with algebraically closed residue field. Let $\eta$ be its generic point and let $s$ be its closed point with $k(s)$ of positive characteristic. Let $X\to S$ ...
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### Do simplicial toric varieties have “lots” of base point free linear systems?

Question: Let $n$ be a positive integer and let $X$ be a simplicial toric variety. Does every coset of $n\cdot Pic(X)\subseteq Pic(X)$ contain a base point free linear system? If $X$ is not ...
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### Connections on line bundles over the torus

If I understand correctly, every line bundle $L$ over the (2-dim) torus can be obtained from a quotient of $\mathbb{R}^2 \times \mathbb{C}$ by a $\mathbb{Z}^2$ lattice action. Different line bundles ...
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### Pushforward of line bundle under “toric isogeny”

Let $(X,T)$ be a smooth complex toric variety of dimension $d$ with torus $T$ and toric boundary $D=X\setminus T$. Let $\phi : X\to X$ be a finite endomorphism of $X$ such that the restriction \phi|...
In Three Dimensional Gravity Revisted, Witten studied the Abelian Chern-Simons theory in three dimensions. Let $W$ be a three dimensional manifold. Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a non-trivial line-bundle over ...