# Questions tagged [stratifications]

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### Local topology of Whitney stratified spaces

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, let $\mathcal{P}$ be a Whitney stratification of $M$ and let $S\subset M$ be a stratum with closure $\overline{S}$.
Question: Does there exist an open neighborhood $U\...

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### Piecewise isomorphism versus equivalence in Grothendieck ring

$\DeclareMathOperator\Var{Var}$Let $K_{0}(\Var_{\mathbb{C}})$ be the Grothendieck ring of varieties over $\mathbb{C}$. The class of a variety, $X$, in $K_{0}$ is denoted $[\,X\,]$. If $X$ and $Y$ are ...

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### Stratification which makes the defining functions isotrivial

Let $0\in X\subset\mathbb{C}^N$ be a germ of complex space and $0\in Z\subset X$ be a closed analytic subset (globally) defined by holomorphic functions $f_1,\dots,f_r$. Is there a complex analytic ...

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### subanalytic realization of smooth abstract stratification

Consider an $C^\infty$ abstract stratification $A$ (in the Thom-Mather sense, see Mather's note).
Can we embed $A$ in some $\mathbb{R}^n$ (or in an analytic manifold) as a subanalytic set?
If not, ...

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### Non-example for Whitney (a) stratifications

Given a $C^1$ stratification $\mathscr{S}$ of a $C^1$ manifold $M$, we write $N^\ast \mathscr{S}$ for the union of conormals to the strata. The stratification is said to be Whitney (a) if $N^\ast \...

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### Genus two curves on abelian surfaces

Considering a smooth genus two curve $C_2$, let $J(C_2)$ be its Jacobian surface, and take $p \in J(C_2)$ an $m$-torsion point. Let $A = J(C_2)/Z_m$, where $Z_m$ acts by $x \mapsto x+p$. The image of $...

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### Whitney stratification of algebraic varieties

When do the orbits of an action on an algebraic variety make a Whitney stratification?

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### Why mu-stratifications?

In the microlocal theory of sheaves developed by Kashiwara and Schapira, there is the notion of a $\mu$-stratification, which is a stratification satisfying a stronger property ("$\mu$") than Whitney'...

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### Image of a quiver variety under natural morphism

We know that the natural morphism $\pi:\mathfrak{M}_{\theta}(Q,\mathbf{v},\mathbf{w})\rightarrow \mathfrak{M}_0(Q,\mathbf{v},\mathbf{w})$ between a smooth and affine quiver variety is not necessarily ...

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### Grothendieck group of constructible sets

Let $K_0$ be the Grothendieck group of complex algebraic varieties. This is the group generated by all complex algebraic varieties, subject to the relations:
(i) $[X]=[Y]$ if $X,Y$ are isomorphic,
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### A cell decomposition of a CW-complex and, stratification of a topological space

What is the difference between the notion of cell decomposition of a CW-complex, and the notion of stratification of a topological space ?
I know that cell decomposition of a CW-complex is usefull to ...

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### Proof of MacPherson's result about set-valued constructible sheaves and exit paths

I'm looking for a proof of a theorem that is attributed to MacPherson. Treumann (Section 1.1 in Exit paths and constructible stacks, 2009) states the theorem as:
Theorem 1.2 (MacPherson). Let $(X,S)...

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### Stratification of space of labelled circles in the plane

Consider the space of $n$ round circles in the plane to be the open subset of $\mathbb R^{3n}$:
$$C_n = \{ (v_1, v_2, \cdots, v_n, r_1, r_2, \cdots, r_n ) : v_i \in \mathbb R^2, r_i \in (0, \infty) \ ...

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### Confusion about locally cone-like spaces

Definition: A filtered space $X$ of formal dimension $n$ is locally cone-like if for all $i$, $0 \le i \le n$, and for each $x \in X^i - X^{i-1} = X_i$ there is an open neighborhood $U$ of $x$ in $X_i$...

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### Isn't stratification by orbit types actually a stratification by stibilizer types?

I asked this question on Math Exchange but considering the law number of people who viewed the question, I think that the question is difficult enough to post it on math overflow. I hope I am right.
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### Local homology of a space of unitary matrices

Let $U(n)$ denote the unitary group (this is a manifold of dimension $n^2$). Let
$$
{\cal D} \subset U(n)
$$
denote the subspace of those matrices having
a non-trivial $(+1)$-eigenspace.
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### Whitney Conditions vs Equisingularity

In studying singular spaces, it is often important to pick an appropriate stratification which encodes the singularity structure. One class of such stratifications are called "Whitney stratifications" ...

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### On the notion of conelike stratified (cs-) space

The notion of cs-stratification of a topological space is apparently due to Siebenmann, see also the paper by N. Habegger and L. Saper in the paper "Intersection cohomology of cs-spaces and Zeeman's ...

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### Where should I look for computing the intersection homology of projective varieties?

I'm learning about intersection cohomology topologically through MacPherson's "New York Times Article". This is a very nice guide which gives a nice idea on how to use these methods for low-...

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### Sufficient conditions for a conormal vector to be regular for an orbit stratification

Let a complex reductive group $G$ act on a $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ with finitely many orbits. Let $\mathcal{S}$ be the stratification of $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ according to these orbits. Let $(x,\xi) \in T_S^{*}\...

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### Homotopy property of constructible sheaves on stratified spaces

Let $X$ be a stratified topological space (in my case $X$ is a compact space presented as a finite union of locally closed topological manifolds of finite dimension (strata) such that the closure of ...

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### Topology on the space of constructible sheaves

Let $X$ be a nice compact topological space with a fixed finite stratification by locally closed topological manifolds. At the beginning one may assume that $X$ is a complex algebraic manifold with ...

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### Stratification of complex algebraic varieties

Let $V$ be a complex quasi-projective variety, we know from H. Whitney's and B Teissier works on stratifications of algebraic varieties that $V$ has an intrinsic stratification
$$X_0\subset X_2\...

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### Stratification of a smooth map

So, this is an exercise. But from math.stackexchange I have been suggested to post this question here.
To find the Thom-Boardman stratification of the smooth map
$f(x,y,a,b,c,d)=x^2y+y^3+a(x^2+y^2)+...

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### Iterated Milnor fibrations and Thom's a_f condition

Ok so there's a lot of litterature about nearby cycles functor since it was introduced by Grothendieck and Deligne but I couldn't find any clear answer to the following natural question:
Problem: Let ...

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### intersection of Whitney stratifications

Let $X$ be an oriented smooth manifold with dimension $n$. If $U$ and $V$ are two oriented closed submanifolds of $X$ and $U$ is transverse to $V$ in $X$. Then $U\cap V$ (suppose the intersection is ...

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### transverse intersection of Whitney stratifications

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold. If $X$ and $Y$ are two Whitney objects, i.e. subsets with a given Whitney stratification, then $X$ and $Y$ are transverse if each stratum of $X$ is transverse to each ...

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### When a Whitney stratification has no stratum of codimension one?

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group, and $M$ be a smooth $n$-dimensional $G$-manifold which admits an orientation preserving the $G$-action. Then $M$ has a natural Whitney stratification induced by the ...

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### singular support of D-module smooth w.r.t. a stratification

(1) Suppose that $X$ is a smooth complex algebraic variety, stratified by some nice smooth stratification $S$. Let $M$ be a $D$-module on $X$, s.t. its shriek-pullback (or star... whatever is ...

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### Is the Alexander-Pontryagin duality applicable to stratified spaces

If $D$ is the discriminant of the space of all planar curves of a fixed degree, and $D'$ is the subspace whose only singularities are nodes or cusps, then is it possible to apply Alexander-Pontryagin ...