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### Injective and continuous function that is an embedding

Consider $n,d\in \mathbb N$ and $N= {n+d\choose d}-1$, then the well known $d$-uple embedding: $$\rho_d: \mathbb P^n(\mathbb C)\longrightarrow\mathbb P^N(\mathbb C)$$ is a continuous (respect to ...
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### Blow-up in Projective Space: Choosing the Appropriate Chart

Consider $x^2+y+\alpha=0$ (made-up example), where $(x,y)\in\mathbb{C}^2$ and $\alpha\in\mathbb C$ is a free parameter. The equation defines a family of curves. The curves have no common points in ...
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### Resolution of Singularities: Base Point

Consider the curve $y^2=4x^3-ax-b$, where $a$ is a fixed constant and $b$ is a free constant. For each value of $b$ we get a family of curves. Part 1: Show that the family of curves intersect at ...
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### Projective variety minus hyperplane $=$ affine variety

Claim: Let $V \subset \mathbb{C}P^n$ be a non-singular projective algebraic variety of complex dimension $k$ and let $P \subset \mathbb{C}P^n$ be a hyperplane. Then $V \setminus (V \cap P)$ is a ...
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### multiplicity of intersection of projective curves

This example is taken from Silverman and Tate's Rational Points on Elliptic Curves. Suppose we have the line $C_1: x+y=2$ and the circle $C_2: x^2 + y^2 = 2$. We see that these intersect at the ...
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### Closed subschemes of projective space

We work over the complex numbers. If $X$ is an integral closed subscheme of $\mathbb P^n$, then there exists a homogeneous ideal $I$ of $A=\mathbb C[x_0,\ldots,x_n]$ such that $X = V_+(I) =$ ...
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### The set of all $k$-dimensional planes which intersects $X$ is closed in $G(k,n)$

Let $X$ be irreducible algebraic set of projective n space. I am trying to show that: The set of all $k$-dimensional planes which intersects $X$ is closed in $G(k,n)$, where $G(k,n)$ is the ...
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### Topological space underlying this curve

I have to solve this exercise but I have really no clue even how to start with it: Identify the topological space underlying the cubic $Y^2Z=X^2(X-Z)$ in $\mathbb{PR}^2$. How does it fit with the ...
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### Calculating the projective closure with more than one generator

I am given a variety $X = Z(f_1,f_2)$ in affine 3-space (in $x,y,z$), and I would like to compute its projective closure $Y = Z(g_1,\dots,g_n)$ in projective 3-space (in $x,y,z,w$). I have seen this ...
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### Dimension of embeddings of Segre variety (product of projective spaces)

The Segre map gives an embedding of the Segre variety $\Sigma_{n,m}$ (i.e. of the categorical product of two projective spaces of dimension $n$ and $m$) into a projective space of dimension $nm+n+m$. ...
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### Harris, Exercise 10.28 (weighted projective spaces)

So I recently started teaching myself about weighted projective spaces from Harris' Algebraic geometry. It was going well until I came across this exercise, which has me stumped: "Show that any ...
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### Blowup of $\mathbb{P}^n$ at a point is irreducible

The blowup of $\mathbb{P}^n$ at a point is irreducible. This seems clear intuitively, but I'm not sure how to prove it. Thoughts?
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### Describing $\mathbb{P}(\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1} \oplus \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1}(m))$ as gluing of affine charts

How can we describe $\mathbb{P}(\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1} \oplus \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1}(m))$ as a gluing of affine charts? I'm having trouble with this problem, perhaps because I don't understand ...
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### Homeomorphisms of the cuspidal cubic

Are the cuspidal cubics $V(y^2-x^3)\subset \mathbb{A}^2$ and $V(X^3-Y^2Z)\subset \mathbb{P}^2$ homeomorphic to $\mathbb{A}^1$ and $\mathbb{P}^1$? I think I can see the homeomorphism in my mind (just ...
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### Fibers of $V(ax_0^2+bx_1x_2)$ in $\mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^2$

What are the fibers of $Z=V(ax_0^2+bx_1x_2)$ for $(a:b)\in \mathbb{P}^1, (x_0:x_1,x_2)\in \mathbb{P}^2$? If we fix $(a:b)$ or $(x_0:x_1,x_2)$ and dehomogenize, we can see that $Z$ is a family of ...
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### Visualizing a projective variety

What does the variety $V(x_0^2+x_1^2+x_2^2)\subset \mathbb{P}^2$ look like? It seems to me like a single point... In general, are there any good ways/tips/tricks to visualize projective varieties?
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### Classifying the different types of fibers on $V(uX^2 + vYZ) \subset \mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^2$

I'm working on an exercise where I'm supposed to note the different types of fibers on $V(uX^2 + vYZ) \subset \mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^2$. The way I was thinking to do this was to consider the ...
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### Description of varieties in $\mathbb{P}^2\times \mathbb{P}^1$

If $[x:y]$ are coordinates of $\mathbb{P}^1$ and $[X:Y:Z]$ are coordinates of $\mathbb{P}^2$, what do the following varieties look like? $V(x^2X+y^2Y+xyZ)\subset \mathbb{P}^2\times \mathbb{P}^1$ ...
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### Can the method of resolvents be used to give a proof of Bezout's Theorem?

Can the method of resolvents be used to give a proof of Bezout's Theorem? It seems to me like it should but I am unable to finish the proof. Here is what I have so far. Take two homogeneous ...
### Are there in $(\mathbb{C}[x,y,z]/(x^3+y^3+z^3))_{x}$ exactly $12$ lines?
Let $R=\mathbb{C}[x,y,z]/(x^3+y^3+z^3)$ be the coordinate ring of the affine variety defined by the equation $x^3+y^3+z^3=0$. We can consider the localization in the element $x$, denoted by $R_x$. I ...
Hi everyone can you please help me with this question? Is there no shorter way to do this then my approach? Is this a correct way to do it? Determine the conic section in $\mathbb{R}P^2$ that is ...