Complex geometry is the study of complex manifolds and complex algebraic varieties. It is a part of both differential geometry and algebraic geometry.

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Ideal of Ring of holomorphic functions

Can you tell me a non trivial ideal of ring of holomorphic functions from C to C.
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Diameter of the Grassmannian

Just an interesting question that came to my mind while studying(!): Since the Grassmannian $G(k,\mathbb{C}^n)$ is a compact manifold, what do we know about its diameter? Do we know any estimate? ...
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The exact sequence $0 \rightarrow L(-1) \rightarrow L(0)^2 \rightarrow L(1) \rightarrow 0$

I am trying to show that there is an exact sequence: The exact sequence $0 \rightarrow L(-1) \rightarrow L(0)^2 \rightarrow L(1) \rightarrow 0$, where $L(-1)$ is the tautological line bundle of ...
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Complex singularity exponent

I am studying about complex singularity exponents of holomorphic functions. I need some help to clarify a few things: First, what a complex singularity exponent is, for the holomorphic function ...
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Parallel $ (1,1) $-forms on compact Kähler manifolds.

Let $ (X,\omega) $ be a compact Kähler manifold. We know one example of a parallel $ (1,1) $-form, namely, $ \omega $ itself. Are there obstructions for the existence of non-vanishing parallel $ (1,1) ...
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What is a real structure on a manifold?

I have been looking at manifolds (twistor spaces) that have a "real structure". I am not quite sure what this means. I've looked on Wikipedia and they have an article that explains real structures on ...
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A clarification of addition on elliptic curves over the complex numbers

I am trying to prove that the order of the two points $P_{\pm}=(0,\pm\sqrt{-g_3})$ is three on the elliptic curve $y^2=4x^3-g_3$, for $g_3 \not= 0$, defined over $\mathbb{P}^2_{\mathbb{C}}$. Here's an ...
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The Classification of almost complex structures (almost) tamed by a quadratic form

Preamble I am currently dealing with the almost complex structures associated with a non-degenerate quadratic form. In particular, I am interested the size of the almost complex structures as a ...
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$x^3+y^3+z^3 = 0$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb{C}/\Lambda$, where $\Lambda = \{n+m\omega \mid n,m \in \mathbb{Z}, \omega^3=1, \omega \not= 1\}$

I am rather stuck trying to prove that $x^3+y^3+z^3 = 0$ in $\mathbb{P}^2_{\mathbb{C}}$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb{C}/\Lambda$, where $\Lambda = \{n+m\omega \mid n,m \in \mathbb{Z}, \omega^3=1, \omega ...
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$j$-invariants of isogenous elliptic curves

Suppose that $E,E'$ are isogenous smooth complex elliptic curves - is there some relation between their $j$-invariants?
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Dual bundle of a stable vector bundle.

Given a vector bundle $E \to X$ over a complex curve $X$, let its rank and degree be $r$ and $d$ respectively. Then the slope of $E$ is defined to be $ \mu(E):= \frac{d}{r}. $ $E$ is defined to be ...
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About rational curves on elliptic K3 surfaces

I am trying to read this paper http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9902092.pdf. I have some trouble at the end in Corollary 3.27, and also Proposition 3.24. 0)Morally speaking my main trouble is that i don't ...
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Holomorphic curve with unit norm

Is there an open set $U \subset \mathbb{C}$ and a holomorphic function $\gamma: U \to \mathbb{C}^{2}$ such that $\forall z \in U: \|\gamma(z) \| =1$? if the answer is yes, can the method of unit ...
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‘Integral’ of a Weierstrass $ \wp $-function.

I'm revising for my finals and I've seen a question which asks: Is there a meromorphic function $f: \mathbb{C}/\Lambda \to \mathbb{P}^1$ such that $f' = \wp$? There is a hint which says consider the ...
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What exactly is the Kahler class of a torus?

Is there an intuitional way to understand what the Kahler class of $T^2$ actually is? It would be extremely useful to me if you could provide me some intuition behind it!
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What's Griffiths' ampleness in modern language?

When reading Griffiths' paper "Hermitian differential geometry, Chern classes and positive vector bundles", I found his definition of ampleness: Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold, $E\to X$ a ...
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Description of $(T\Bbb{CP}^1)^\perp$

Is there a nice "concrete" description (i.e., coordinates) of the normal bundle of $\Bbb{CP}^1$ when is considered as a submanifold of $\Bbb{CP}^n$? Or, at least, $\Bbb{CP}^2$?
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References to understand $K3$ surface as a double cover of $\mathbb{P}^2$ ramified along a sextic

My goal is to understand that $2:1$ cover of $\mathbb{P}^2(\mathbb{C})$ ramified along a sextic is a $K3$ surface. My main problem is in understanding the theory of ramified covering of ...
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Dévissage for complex manifolds

In algebraic geometry one has the following result: Let $X$ be a noetherian scheme and $\mathcal{F}$ a coherent sheaf with support $Z \neq X$. Then $\mathcal{F}$ has a finite filtration $\mathcal{F} ...
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What is the meaning of this statement about complex structure?

I get confused when in papers it is said that: "Something is holomorphic (Complex, symplectic, etc ...) in some Complex structure" What is the meaning of this in general? For example in a paper ...
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Complex hypersurface globally defined

Let $A$ be a pure one-codimensional analytic subset of a domain $D \subset \mathbb{C}^n$. Is it true that $A$ is defined by one single holomorphic equation $f(z)=0$ if $D$ is bounded and pseudo-convex ...
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Change of Eigenvectors by Hadamard product.

Please forgive me if my question is not clear and appropriate but please do not give negative marking as I am trying very hard to answer this question; thank you. My question is related to the ...
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Deformation theory in a paper of Bogomolov and Tschinkel

I am trying to read this paper http://www.math.nyu.edu/~tschinke/papers/yuri/00ajm/ajm.pdf, by Bogomolov and Tschinkel. I had 0 preparation in the theory of deformation of complex structures, but in ...
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Does a complex manifold always admit an acyclic cover for the sheaf of holomorphic functions?

Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a sheaf on a topological space $X$. An open cover $\mathcal{U} = \{U_i\}_{i\in I}$ of $X$ is called acyclic for $\mathcal{F}$ if for all $i_0, \dots, i_p \in I$, ...
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When the associated bundle to a $U(1)$-bundle is an holomorphic line bundle?

Let $P$ be a principal $U(1)$ bundle over a complex manifold $M$, and let $\rho\colon U(1)\to Aut(\mathbb{C})$ be the representation of $U(1)$ on $\mathbb{C}$ given by the standard multiplication. My ...
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Correspondence between line bundles and $U(1)$-bundles: a mistake from the physicists?

I am reading a paper written by physicists and they say the following: Let $(L,h,\nabla)$ be an holomorphic line bundle equipped with a Hermitian metric $h$ and Chern connection $\nabla$. If ...
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Classification of line bundles by Griffiths and Harris

I am reading pages $132$ and $133$ of Principles of Algebraic Geometry by Griffiths and Harris. They consider a holomorphic line bundle $L \to M$ over a manifold $M$ and an open cover $\left\{ ...
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Ricci curvature of the Grassmannian?

Let $G(k, \mathbb{C}^n)$ be the Grassmannian of $k-$dimensional complex linear subspaces of $\mathbb{C}^n.$ We know that the Grassmannian can be embedded to the projective space ...
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Understanding the isomorphism of Picard group with the first cohomology group

I am learning the subject for the first time, and the material has not yet settled inside me. I would like to get some intuitive understanding of the following: Let $X$ be a complex manifold. The ...
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How can hypersurfaces “know” the degree of their defining polynomials?

I'm currently trying to learn some complex and projective geometry. There is one issue bugging me again and again, from different perspectives, and I just can't get my head around it. One incarnation ...
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Geometrical relationship between the points in the Argand diagram

Explain the geometrical relationship between the points in the Argand diagram represented by the complex numbers $z$ and $a + (z - a)e^{i\theta}$ (1) Write down the necessary and sufficient ...
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Commutative diagram of cohomology (to show Albanese variety is a torus)

Suppose $X$ is a compact Kahler manifold of complex dimension $n$, define $H_1(X,\mathbb{Z})\to H^0(X,\Omega_X^1)^*$ by $[\alpha]\to \int_\alpha\cdot-$. We want to show the image of ...
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Does acyclic resolution induces morphism of cohomologies?

Consider sheaves $F,G$ of abelian groups on a topological space $X$. Fix some $f^0\colon F\to G$. Given chain map between injective resolutions $0\to F\to I^*$, $0\to G\to J^*$, denoted by $f^0\colon ...
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Can you have a “real” decomposition of differential forms on a symplectic manifold?

With a choice of (almost) complex structure on a symplectic (Kahler) manifold, has anyone thought of how or what it means to globally define "real" versions of the Dolbeault operators? i.e. Something ...
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Why the origin of this complex is moving away from the origin (0,0)?

Why does the origin of the complex line z is moving away from the origin? $$Let\;z=x+i\cdot y \\\;z-1\;=\;\;(x-1)+i\cdot y\;$$ Following that I would say that the coordinates of the origin of z are ...
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Kähler–Einstein condition

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a Kähler manifold, and $g$ the Riemannian metric such that $\omega(X,JY)=g(X,Y)$. If there is a function $f$ such that $\operatorname{Ric}=f\omega$ does this mean that ...
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Image of circle under linear transformation [closed]

Prove that the image of a circle under a linear transformation is a circle. Hint : - Let circle have parameterization $$x = x_o + R \cos(t),\qquad y = y_o + R \sin t \tag t$$ After finding matrix ...
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How to see whether a tori is an abelian variety or not?

Given an explicit lattice $\Lambda \cong \mathbb{Z}^{2n}$ in $\mathbb{C}^n$, how can one check whether the complex torus $\mathbb{C}^n/\Lambda$ is a projective or not?
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Analytic variety is a countable union of complex manifolds

In an article on real analytic manifolds I came across the following remark: Let $W$ be a purely $k$-dimensional analytic subvariety of a domain in $\mathbb{C}^n$ and let $S$ be its singular locus. ...
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Based on the Andreotti-Frankel theorem, what is the CW complex homotopy equivalent to $x^2 + y^2 - 1$?

I am referring to this theorem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreotti%E2%80%93Frankel_theorem I have no idea how to begin thinking about this.
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What are the irreducible curves on the blow up of $\mathbb{P}^{2}$?

On the blow-up of $2$-dimensional complex projective space, $\mathbb{P}^2$, I know that $$Pic(\mathbb{\tilde{P}^2})=\mathbb{Z}[\tilde{H}]+\mathbb{Z}[E]$$ where $\tilde{H}$ is the blow-up of the ...
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Complete intersections with respect to different sections

Let us consider the Whitney sum $E$ of holomorphic line bundles $L_1,\dots, L_k$ on a smooth (projective) variety $X$. For a generic global section $s$ of $E$, the zero locus $Z_s := s^{-1}(0_E)$ ...
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Higher dimensional analogue for Riemann Hurwitz formula

There are few questions like here and here already asked about this. But I don't have the background to understand the answers there. I am just beginning to learn classical algebraic geometry, and ...
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Fubini-Study norm of homogeneus polynomials

Let us consider the complex projective line $\mathbb{P}^1(\mathbb{C})$, by direct exam of the degrees we have the isomorphism: $$ T \mathbb{P}^1(\mathbb{C}) \simeq ...
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How local is the exponent in the definition of a function with analytic/algebraic singularities?

In Demailly's Analytic Methods in Algebraic Geometry (available on his web page), the definition of a (plurisubharmonic) "function with analytic singularities" is a (plurisubharmonic) function $ u: ...
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Is the dimension of a linear system $|D|$ always finite?

Let $M$ be a compact complex manifold and $D=\sum a_i V_i$ a divisor on $M.$ If $|D|$ is the set of effective divisors linearly equivalent to $D,$ we know that $$|D|\cong \mathbb{P}( H^0 (M, {\cal ...
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Global sections of holomorphic vector bundles

Let $X$ be a complex manifold, and $\mathbb{L}\rightarrow X$ a holomorphic line bundle over $X.$ Can we always find global sections of $\mathbb{L}$? (other from the one that's identically zero) On a ...
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Grassmannian a Fano manifold?

I am interested in answering the following: Is it true that the Grassmannian $G(k,\mathbb{C}^n)$ is a Fano manifold? How can I see if its anticanonical bundle is ample?
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Analytic hypersurface as union of irreducibles

Let $X$ be a complex manifold. Then any analytic subvariety $V$ of codimension 1 (that is, any analytic hypersurface) can be expressed uniquely as the union of irreducible analytic hypersurfaces ...
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What is the linear series $|mL|$?

I am studying complex geometry and I am trying to find out what is the definition of the linear series $|mL|,$ where $L$ be a line bundle over a compact Kahler manifold $X^n.$ In particular, I know ...