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Recall that any smooth projective variety of dimension $g$ embeds into $\mathbf{P}^{2g+1}$. Consider now an abelian variety $A$ of dimension $g$ which embeds into $\mathbf{P}^{2g}$. Van de Ven proves (essentially by applying the self-intersection formula to the normal bundle of $A$ in $\mathbf{P}^{2g}$) that the degree of $A$ in $\mathbf{P}^{2g}$ is given by ...

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I presume that your variety $X$ is smooth.
Consider the additive map $\mathrm d\log \colon \mathscr O_X^*\to \Omega^1_X$ that sends $f$ to $\mathrm df/f$. It induces a map $c_1$ in cohomology from $H^1(X,\mathscr O_X^*)$
to $H^1(X,\Omega^1_X)$ — a coherent avatar of the first Chern class.
By Hodge Theory, $H^1(X,\Omega^1_X)$ is a subspace of $H^2(X,\mathbf ...

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There is no such isomorphism (at least for $g \geq 9$).
In
O. Randal-Williams, The Picard group of the moduli space of r-Spin Riemann surfaces. Advances in Mathematics 231 (1) (2012) 482-515.
I computed the Picard groups of moduli spaces of Spin Riemann surfaces (for $g \geq 9$). Grothendieck--Riemann--Roch shows that, in the notation of that paper, the ...

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This question is quite general, I'll write just my own point of view, and hope others add more to get a complete picture.
0) Let me quote A. Kirillov himself:
"In conclusion I want to express the hope that the orbit method
becomes for my readers a source of thoughts and inspirations as it has
been for me during the last thirty-ve years"
Sorry I ...

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Let me expand my comment in a short answer.
One of the most common way to build a rational map $f \colon X \dashrightarrow \mathbb{P}(a_1, \ldots, a_n)$ is to consider a line bundle $\mathscr{L}$ on $X$ together with sections $$\sigma_1 \in H^0(X, \, \mathscr{L}^{a_1}), \quad \sigma_2 \in H^0(X, \, \mathscr{L}^{a_2}), \ldots, \sigma_n \in H^0(X, \, \...

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I'm not sure what you mean by 'canonical'. For example, when $\Sigma$ has genus $1$, there are 4 distinct spin structures, one representing the trivial line bundle, whose space of holomorphic sections has dimension $1$, and three nontrivial, whose spaces of holomorphic sections have dimension $0$. If the above isomorphism were 'canonical' in the three ...

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In general your polynomial $P(k)$ has degree $n$ as soon as there is a positive dimensional subscheme in the base locus of the linear system. Consider for instance the case $n=3$, $s = 2$, $m=2$, $d = 3$. Then the line through the two base points is in contained in the base locus of the linear system with multiplicity $1$.
The rational map induced by this ...

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Coadjoint orbits, the symplectic structure on them and polarizations give rise to representations, and you all of them for nilpotent and even solvable groups.
For other groups you have to enrich the coadjoint orbit to a bundle over them to get more representations.
The method was carried over to geometric quantization where you want to deform the pointwise ...

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In the book Lectures on Vanishing Theorems by Esnault and Viehweg (Birkhäuser 1992) this is stated as an open problem. See in particular Problem 11.7 page 132.
However, they are able to prove the result when $\dim X=2$, since in this case one can perform the embedded resolution of singularities for curves on surfaces. See in particular Proposition 11.5 p. ...

answered Jun 27 '13 at 13:59

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The answers are the following.
(1) It is well known that the singularity at the vertex of the cone over the Veronese surface is isomorphic to a quotient singularity of type $\frac{1}{2}(1, \, 1, \,1)$, that is the isolated singularity given by the quotient of $\mathbb{C}^3$ by the action of $\mathbb{Z}/2 \mathbb{Z}$ of the form $(x, \,y, \,z) \mapsto (-x, \,...

answered Dec 30 '14 at 15:38

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Complex line bundles over a manifold are classified by their first Chern class; we have a bijection
$$\{\text{isomorphism classes of complex line bundles on $X$}\} \leftrightarrow H^2(X; \Bbb Z),$$
$$L \mapsto c_1(L).$$
The first Chern class is additive with respect to tensor products, so we see that
$$c_1(L^{\otimes 2}) = 2c_1(L). \tag{$\ast$}$$
Now if $K$ ...

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answered Nov 19 '13 at 18:48

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Let me start being a little nitpicking with the formulation of the question. The fact that $X$ is $\mathbb Q$-factorial does not in itself imply that such $a$ and $b$ exists. One also needs the fact that the Picard number of $X$ is $1$. This is indeed true, but perhaps should be mentioned. In fact, the Picard group of $X$ is $\mathbb Z$ which was silently ...

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There are holomorphic line bundles over a compact Riemann surface $X$ that are topologically trivial, yet not holomorphically trivial. To see this, note that smooth complex line bundles are classified by a complete invariant, called the degree. By contrast, we have the Picard group $Pic(X)$ of isomorphism classes of holomorphic line bundles on $X$.
One ...

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This is (exactly as stated in your question) for example in Proposition 10.1 of
Oda, Tadao; Seshadri, C. S. Compactifications of the generalized Jacobian variety. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 253 (1979), 1–90.
Although as the idea (by Mumford) of compactifying the Jacobian by torsion free sheaves is older, this can surely be found explicitly in older works, ...

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I think $H^2(M;\mathbb{Z})$ cannot mean the de Rham cohomology group. The coefficients are wrong.
Anyway: $\mathbb{CP}^\infty$ is an amazing space. It is both a model for $K(\mathbb{Z},2)$ and a model of $BU(1)$. Homotopy classes into $K(\mathbb Z,2)$ is in bijection with $H^2(M;\mathbb{Z})$ (By pulling back the fundamental class) and homotopy classes into ...

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It has been proved by Thomsen [Thomsen J. F.. “Frobenius direct images of line bundles on toric varieties” Journal of Algebra 226, no. 2 (2000)] that such a push-forward is a direct sum of line bundles. To be precise, his theorem applies to the Frobenius map on a smooth toric variety in characteristic $p$, but the same result holds for the "toric Frobenius" ...

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There are several issues with this question.
One issue is that if $f$ is a rational map and not a morphism, then you have to say what you mean by $f^*$. Another issue is that if $K_Y$ is not at least $\mathbb Q$-Cartier, then $f^*K_Y$ doesn't make sense even if $f$ is a morphism. (More precisely, there is no good way to define $f^*K_Y$. In other words, $f^*$...

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For what it is worth, here is another approach, in the algebraic geometry style. By taking out the zero section, complex line bundles correspond bijectively to $\mathbb{C}^*\!$-principal bundles on $M$. Such bundles are classified by the cohomology group $H^1(M, \mathcal{O}_M^*)$, where $\mathcal{O}_M$ is the sheaf of $\mathcal{C}^{\infty}$ complex-valued ...

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Since the canonical class of $X$ is trivial, by adjunction one has $$2p_a(L)-2 = L^2,$$ where $p_a$ denotes the arithmetic genus.
Now assume that $L=\mathcal{O}_X(C)$, where $C$ is an effective curve. If $C$ is connected and reduced then $p_a(C) \geq 0$, so $L^2 < -2$ implies that $C$ is either non-reduced or non-connected.
As an example of the first ...

answered Mar 26 '13 at 17:35

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I'm a bit late to the party, but since these question are clearly still getting views, I'll answer the second question a bit. Given a nice category, one can form the pointed category $C$, and consider functors $F:C\to Ab$. There are cannonical maps $\beta:F(X_0\times\dots \times X_n)\to \prod_i F(X_0\times \dots \times X_{i-1}\times X_{i+1}\times \dots \...

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Here is a proof of $d = \frac{1}{2}$. Then you can argue as Francesco did in point two of his answer.
Consider the action:
$$
\begin{array}{ccc}
\mu_{2}\times\mathbb{A}^{3} & \longrightarrow & \mathbb{A}^{3}\\
(\epsilon,x_{1}, x_{2}, x_3) & \longmapsto & (\epsilon x_{1},\epsilon x_{2}, \epsilon x_3)
\end{array}
$$
The ring of invariants is ...

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Consider $V=\mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^2$ with projections $p_1\colon V \rightarrow \mathbb{P}^1 \text{ and } p_2\colon V \rightarrow\mathbb{P}^2.$ Let $L = p_1^*(\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1}(1))$, let $X = p_2^{-1}(\ell_1)$ and $Y=p_2^{-1}(\ell_2)$ for two distinct lines $\ell_1$ and $\ell_2\subset \mathbb{P}^2$. Then $Z = X\cap Y \cong \mathbb{P}^1$ is a ...

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This is a bordism problem, and as such can be answered using algebraic topology. I'll answer in the unoriented setting, then indicate how to modify things if $M$ and $W$ are required to be oriented.
Complex line bundles $\mathcal{L}$ over $W$ are classified by maps $f:W\to BU(1)\simeq \mathbb{C}P^{\infty}$. We want to decide if there is a $4$-manifold $M$ ...

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Noam and Francesco have already pointed out that in order to get such a line bundle you can always take either a multiple of a $(-2)$-curve or the union of disjoint $(-2)$-curves, both of which is possible on many $K3$'s.
On the other hand, if you were looking for an $L$ that has a non-zero section whose zero locus is irreducible, then the self-...

answered Mar 26 '13 at 18:55

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Of course, degree $0$ part cannot be described in terms of the category, because there are autoequivalences (twists) which do not preserve it. However, if you fix one object $E_0$ which is a line bundle up to a shift then you can consider those line bundles $E$ up to a shift such that $\chi(E_0,E) = 1 - g$ and then take a connected component of their moduli ...

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Take a K3, or a general $n$-dimensional complex torus $M$, $n>1$, without any integer (1,1)-classes, and remove a point $x$. You will obtain a non-compact Kahler manifold without any non-trivial line bundles (because its second cohomology stays the same). For such a manifold it's not hard to show that no positive bundles exist. Indeed, if there is a ...

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The answer is 'yes'. One way to argue this is to first find a Cartier divisor $D$ on $U$ whose associated line bundle is $\mathcal{L}$ (the existence of such a divisor is ensured, for instance, by [EGA IV$_4$, 21.3.4 a)]), extend $D$ to a Cartier divisor $\widetilde{D}$ on the whole $X$ (e.g., by applying [EGA IV$_4$, 21.9.4]), and then let $\widetilde{\...

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A more direct approach is the following. Let $U=U_0\cup \dots \cup U_r$ be an open cover of $U$ such that $\mathscr L\left|_{U_i}\right.\simeq \mathscr O_{U_i}$ for all $i=0,\dots,r$. Define $X_0:=U_0\cup Z$, $X_i=U_i$ for $i>0$ and let $\overline{\mathscr L_i}:= \mathscr O_{X_i}$. Now glue $\overline{\mathscr L_i}:= \mathscr O_{X_i}$ together by the ...

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This cannot always be done. If $X$ is a supersingular K3 surface then there are $22$ ample line bundles $L$
that give independent classes; if every $L^{\otimes p}$ lifted to char. zero, then you'd have a K3 surface in char. zero with $22$ independent line bundles, which is impossible. (Or $X$ could be any liftable unirational surface with $p_g(X)>0$.)

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