# Tagged Questions

for questions about algebraic geometry that focus on affine space. For affine mappings in linear algebra (i.e. linear mappings plus translations), please use the linear-algebra tag or another appropriate tag.

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### Criterion for an affine isomorphism.

I am reading Don Taylor's book 'The Geometry of Classical Groups' and currently I am trying to understand the affine geometry section. There is a lemma which appears to be a criterion for a bijection ...
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### (Reference Request) Proofs for basic facts about regular functions on algebraic sets.

I am writing an assignment about algebraic and analytic sets in $\mathbb{C}^n$ and, when searching for references, came across the book Algebraic Geometry III. The book is a bit out of my depth, yet ...
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### Relationship between hyperalgebra (algebra of distributions) of an affine group scheme to its cohomology

Let $G$ be an affine group scheme, and $\mathrm{Dist}(G)$ its hyperalgebra. I am wondering what is the relationship between $\mathrm{Dist}$(G) and $G$ interms of Cohomology? Is there a cohomology ...
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### Most general space on which we can do calculus

I have two somewhat related questions: Question 1: What is the most general space (set of objects) on which we can do calculus? Is it a normed space, or can we relax the conditions a bit further? ...
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### Show that halfspace is not affine.

Let us define half-space as $$C = \{x\mid a^Tx\leq b\}$$ Intuitively (or geometrically), I understand why halfspace is not affine. But while I prove that half-space is convex, it seems to hold for ...
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### finite partitions of the square that separate all equipotent sets of points

This question asked whether there exists a finite partition of $[0, 1]^2$ and a finite set of points in $[0, 1]^2$ that can't be affinely transformed to fall into one part of the partition. I would ...
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### Isomorphisms and orthogonality in projective space.

I've been studying projective space in algebraic geometry for a few days from Perrin's 'Algebraic Geometry: An introduction'. In the first page of chapter III it reads ...projective space $P^n$ ...
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### How many convexly independent vectors there are in $\mathbb{R}^n$

I know there are n linearly independent and n + 1 affinely independent vectors in $\mathbb{R}^n$. But how many convexly independent there are? I think there are infinity number of them because if I ...
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### Give an example of an affine space that is not a vector space

We know that any vector space is an affine space, but can you give an example of an affine space which is not a vector space? I don't know any such examples. This is an interview question, not ...
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A quick look on Stack Exchange enabled me to discover "Geometry" from Michele Audin which is very close from what I'm expecting but there isn't the correction of the exercices. To be more specific, I'...
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### Dimension of product of affine varieties

Let $X\subset \mathbb{A}^n_K$ and $Y\subset \mathbb{A}^m_K$ be affine varieties. How can I prove that dimension of the product variety $X\times Y \subset \mathbb{A}^{m+n}_K$ is dim$X$+dim$Y$? Here I ...
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### Intersection of two circles in projective space

I have checked the existing question Intersection of two circles. and model for intersection of two circles in the complex projective plane - I do not think either of these answers my question. The ...
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### Order of parabolic subgroups of affine Weyl groups

I have a question about computing the order of an arbitrary parabolic subgroup of an affine Weyl group $W_a$. Given a proper subset $I \subset S_a$ associated with the reflections for the fundamental ...
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### Show that every rotation in $\mathbb{R^3}$ can be written as the product of two rotations of order 2.

Show that every rotation in $\mathbb{R^3}$ can be written as the product of two rotations of order 2. Here's my attempt at a solution: We know that any rotation in $\mathbb{R^3}$ can be ...
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### Affine application

Consider the affine space $\mathbb{C}^2$ on the field $\mathbb{C}$. How to show that the function $\mathbb{C}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{C}^2 : (x,y) \mapsto (\bar x, \bar y)$ transforms lines into lines ...
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### When does an affine manifold inherit a (quotient) group action?

By an affine manifold I mean a real $n$-dimensional manifold $M$ with charts whose transition functions are in the affine group $Aff(\Bbb R^n)$. There are several other equivalent definitions https://...
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### Affine subspaces proposition

I try to prove that a subset of an affine space is an affine space iff it contains the line through every two distinct points of it.
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### Number of points of an affin line

I want to show that every affin line of $A(V)$ , where $V$ is a vector space on $K$ and $A(V)$ its affin space, has $|K|$ points
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### A question for epigraph and affine function

I'm working with a problem the epigraph of a real-valued function $f$ is a halfspace $\iff$ $f$ is a real-valued affine fuction. First, I quickly recall some definitions: A (closed) halfspace is a ...
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### Show that some set is an algebraic set

Show that $\{(t,t^2,t^3):t\in k\}$ for a field $k$ is an algebraic set. Just by looking at the points, i see that they are zeros of $F_1(x,y,z)=xy-z$, $F_2(x,y,z)=xz-y^2$ and $F_3(x,y,z)=yz-x^5$. I ...
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### Showing a Variety is Rational?

I'm trying to show that the following varieties are rational: $V_1=V(y^2z-x^3)$ and $V_2=V(xyz-x^3-y^3)$. But I can't think of how to show they are birationally equivalent to $\mathbb{A}^n$ or \$\...