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Order of $A/2A$ for $A$ an Abelian variety

Let $A$ be an Abelian variety over $\mathbb R$ of dimension $g$. Then the size of $A(\mathbb R)/2A(\mathbb R)$ is $(\# A(\mathbb R)[2])/2^g$. I'm wondering how one might go about proving such a ...
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Subtori of a complex torus

I am beginning to read Birkenhake-Lange, Complex Abelian Varieties, where they define a complex torus as being a quotient $X=\mathbb{C}^g/\Lambda$, where $\Lambda$ is a lattice in $\mathbb{C}^g$. ...
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Picard group and jacobian of a singular curve

I found somewhere written that the jacobian of a reducible curve is the product of the jacobians, which seems quite reasonable to me. Where can I find some proof of it and a description of the Picard ...
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Deformation polarized abelian variety

In "$C$ is not algebraically equivalent to $C^{-}$ in its Jacobian" by Ceresa and then in "On the periods of certain rational integrals, II" by Griffiths (which is quoted as a reference in the first ...
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Prym variety associated to an étale cover of degree 2 of an hyperelliptic curve.

In view of this question, I have an additional question. The situation is as follows. Let $C$ be the hyperelliptic curve over $\mathbb{C}$, which is given on an affine by the equation $y^2 = x^5 +1 ...
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What is this cycle on the Jacobian of a curve?

Let $C$ be a curve and $J$ it's Jacobian. There is the standard Abel-Jacobi map $a:C\rightarrow J$ which is given by $Q\rightarrow Q-P$ for some fixed point $P$ (here I am regarding $J$ as the degree ...
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Etale subgroup-scheme

Let $A$ and $B$ be two abelian varieties over a field $k$ and let $l$ be a prime number not dividing the caracteristic of $k$. Let $\phi : A \to B \in Hom(A,B)$ be such that $\phi$ is zero on ...
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Abelian Varieties over C vs. Abelian Varieties over C_p

Suppose $A$ is a complex abelian variety. Then $A$ is a complex torus $\mathbb C^g/\Lambda$ where $\Lambda$ is a lattice. On the other hand abelian varieties over $\mathbb C_p$ can have good ...
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Group schemes appearing in the $p$-torsion of an abelian scheme

This question is motivated by this one. In that question, there is stated without reference the fact that for an abelian variety over a field of characteristic $p$ (which I assume means the base field ...
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calculate the group of all biholomorphic group automorphisms of complex tori

My backgrand is complex geometry,but when I confront complex tori,I feel it is easier to consider it as a compact connected complex Lie group although I just know the definition of Lie group. Let ...
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Tate module of product of abelian varieties

Is there a way to relate the Tate module $T_{l}(A \times B)$ of the product of two abelian varieties $A$ and $B$ over a field $k$ (where $l \neq \text{char}(k)$), to the Tate modules $T_{l}(A)$ and ...
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Trivial divisor on elliptic curve

Suppose $E$ is an elliptic curve over $k$, and $(E,+)$ is an abelian group(suppose we fix some closed point as identity). Let $[p]$ denote the Weil divisor corresponding to the closed point $p \in ...
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Pullback of a vector bundle on Abelian variety via $(-1)$

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over some field $k$ and $(-1) : A \to A$ is the inverse map of $A$ as an algebraic group. If $V$ is a vector bundle over $A$ what is $(-1)^* V$? In other words, is there ...
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Specifying the real multiplication on a curve

Suppose we have a curve $C$ of genus two over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero with a given Weierstrass point $p_0$, furthermore we assume this curve to have real multiplication by ...
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“Néron-Ogg-Shafarevich criterion” in positive characteristic

The Néron-Ogg-Shafarevich theorem usually seems to be cited to say that an abelian variety over a finite extension $K/{Q}_p$ has good reduction at $\ell \neq p$ if and only if the associated ...
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Why does Mumford want to avoid “reduction to Jacobians”?

In the introduction to his Abelian Varieties book, David Mumford writes: I don't believe the word "Jacobian" is ever used in this book. Rather stubbornly I wanted to prove that the theory of ...
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Divisors in an abelian surface

How to compute the Néron-Severi group of the abelian surface $Y = \mathbb{C}/\mathbb{Z}[i] \times \mathbb{C}/\mathbb{Z}[i]$. More generally, are there any result that compute the Néron-Severi group of ...
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Triviality of the tangent space of an abelian variety

The tangent bundle of an abelian variety $A/K$ is trivial. Mumford's proof of this fact goes something like this: given the (non-zero) value of a section in a fiber, one can determine the value in all ...
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Translation of a Paper of Tate

I'm just wondering if anyone knows if the paper "Classes d'isogenie des varietes abeliennes sur un corps fini" by John Tate has been translated into English. My French is not that good and I found it ...
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Does the Euler characteristic increase if I add an effective divisor

Let $D$ be an effective divisor on a smooth projective connected complex algebraic variety $X$. Suppose that $D\leq E$. Is it true that $$\chi(X,\mathcal{O}_X(D)) \leq \chi(X,\mathcal{O}_X(E))?$$
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Linear system of divisors on complete variety

I am currently reading Mumford's abelian varieties and Milne's notes on them and I have a problem understanding the proof that they are projective. Both of them use that a complete linear system of ...
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Theta group representation

Let $(X,L)$ be a polarized abelian variety over $k=\overline{k}$, and let $K(L)$ be the kernel of the isogeny $X\to X^\vee$ that sends $x$ to $t_x^*L\otimes L^{-1}$. The theta group $\mathscr{G}(L)$ ...
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Is there a construction known for associating a K3 surface to a curve or cover of curves

Let $X$ be a curve of genus at least two. Then one can associate an abelian variety to $X$; this is the Jacobian. Let $X\to Y$ be a double cover of curves. Then we can associate an abelian variety to ...
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Are there generalizations of Prym varieties to higher dimensions

Prym varieties are abelian varieties that are associated to a double cover of algebraic curves. Can we also associate an abelian variety to a double cover of algebraic surfaces in a reasonable way? ...
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If $X\times C$ is isomorphic to $Y\times C$, does it follow that $X$ is isomorphic to $Y$

Let $k$ be a field. Let $X$, $Y$ and $C$ be varieties over $k$ such that $X\times_k C $ is isomorphic to $Y\times_k C$. Assume that $C$ is a curve. (The varieties $X$, $Y$ and $C$ are assumed to be ...
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Abelian subvarieties of a principally polarized abelian variety are principally polarized

Let $A$ be a principally polarized abelian variety. Let $X\subset A$ be an abelian subvariety. Is $X$ also principally polarized? Here's what I think should be a proof. Is it correct? We may and do ...
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Is $M_g$ NEVER proper? And why does $T_g$ contain products?

Work over an algebraically closed field ($\mathbb C$, if you prefer) and fix $g\geq 2$. By $M_g$ I mean, of course, the moduli space of smooth projective curves of genus $g$. I know it is in general ...
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What is the Albanese map good for?

I am reading a textbook on complex manifolds and come across Albanese map. For a compact Kaehler manifold $X$, $$ T=H^0(X,\Omega_{X}^1)^*/H_1(M,\mathbb{Z}) $$ is a complex torus, called the Albanese ...
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(Non)-Isomorphic Jacobians

I've started reading Hindry-Silverman's Diophantine Geometry and I got a little ahead of myself. Non-isomorphic elliptic curves have non-isomorphic Jacobians, that is because elliptic curves are ...
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Subvariety of Product of Elliptic Curves

This is almost certainly known (and maybe written down somewhere?). Is there an example of two elliptic curves $C, E/k$ that are not isomorphic, yet there is an embedding $C\hookrightarrow E\times E$ ...
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Jacobian of a curve

Let $C$ be a curve and $J$ be its Jacobian. What is the relation between $H^1(C,\mathcal{O}_C)$ and $H^1(J,\mathcal{O}_J)$ ? Can someone point me to an easy reference for this subject?
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Canonical divisor of an abelian variety

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a field $k$ and let $K_A$ be its canonical divisor. Then I'm almost certain that $K_A$ is trivial, but I can't seem to prove it, nor find a counter example, nor ...
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Some complex torus is not an abelian variety

Let $e_1,...,e_4\in\mathbb{C}^2$ whose coordinates are all algebraically independent. Let $\Lambda$ be the lattice spanned by these vectors. Why is $\mathbb{C}^2/\Lambda$ not an abelian variety?
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Why is the trace map on an abelian variety continuous

Let $X$ be a (EDIT) variety with a group structure. For $a\in A$, let $t_a$ be the translation on $X$: $t_a(x) = a+x$. Why is the function $f:X\to \mathbf{C}$ given by $$f(a) = \sum_{i} (-1)^i ...
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Notation for a canonical quotient of an abelian variety in positive characteristic

This may be a somewhat silly question, but there it goes. Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$ and let $A=A_{/k}$ be an ordinary abelian variety of dimension $g\geq1$. ...