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Torsion order on Prym variety

Consider two hyperlliptic curves $C_1,C_2$ over $\mathbb{Q}$, and a morphism $\phi:C_1 \rightarrow C_2$. Lifting this morphism on the Jacobians of $C_1,C_2$ and taking its kernel defines a Prym ...
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First Chern class of torsion sheaves

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety, $\mathscr T$ a torsion sheaf with irreducible support of codimension $1$, say $Z$. Then the first Chern class $c_1(\mathscr T)$ is of form $r[Z]$. Is there ...
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Why is $M$ torsion-free?

I am studying the following article https://www.math.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~takahashi/tc9.pdf The main theorem is the Theorem 3.3. Howewer, I have the following questions about the proof: How does it help ...
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Torsion-free Cartan connections

Let $M$ a differentiable manifold and $H\subset G$ a Lie group with a closed subgroup such that $G/H$ is connected. A $H\subset G$-Cartan connection on $M$ can be defined by A principal $G$-bundle on ...
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Torsion-free subgroups in arbitrary lattices

Let $\Gamma$ be a lattice in a semi-simple Lie group $G$. If the Lie group $G$ is linear (that is, it has a faithful finite-dimensional linear representation), then $\Gamma$ contains a torsion-free ...
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Torsion-free tensor powers

Let $R$ be an integral domain. If $M$ is an $R$-module such that every tensor power of $M$ over $R$ is $R$-torsion-free, then is $M$ necessarily flat as an $R$-module? If not, then does this ...
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connection between non-orientable manifolds and torsion in 1D (co) homology

I'm interested in understanding the probability that given a prime $p$, $p$ divides the order of the torsional part of $H^k(X,Z)$, where $X$ is a finite simplicial complex. Lets say you have a ...
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Rolling without slipping interpretation of torsion

This is, in a sense, a follow up to this question. Hehl and Obukhov try to give an intuitive description of torsion. I am confused about their description. I am looking at the following paragraph on ...
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Hi, given a connection on the tangent space of a manifold, one can define its torsion: $$T(X,Y):=\triangledown_X Y - \triangledown_Y X - [X,Y]$$ What is the geometric picture behind this definition&...