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global section of some sheaves

Let $\mathrm{Grass}(r,V)$ be the Grassmannian over a field $k$. What is $H^0(\Sigma^{\alpha}(S))$, where $S$ is the tautological sheaf and $\Sigma$ the Schur functor. In characteristic zero this is ...
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When does a short exact sequence of representations exist?

The context for this question is that I am trying to determine the Grothendieck group of finite-dimensional complex representations of $T = (\mathbb{C}^*)^n$, where $\mathbb{C}^*$ denotes the ...
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Slodowy slices for non ADE type Lie algebras

In the first answer to: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/16026/the-finite-subgroups-of-sl2-c the correspondence between transverse slices of subregular elements of the nilpotent cone for a simple Lie ...
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Closed orbits of complete flags in $\mathbb{C}^n$

Let $B$ be a symmetric (or antisymmetric) non-degenerate bilinear form on $\mathbb{C}^n$ and let $G$ be the associated group of automorphisms $O(n)$ (resp. $Sp(n)$). What can we say about the ...
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Representation-preserving isomorphism

Suppose we have two algebraic groups $G,H$ over a field $K$ (maybe reductive) and we know in advance that $G(A)\cong H(A)$ for some $K$-algebra A. If we attach algebraic representations $\rho_{G(A)}, ...
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Schur functors as spaces of “flag tensors”?

Consider the following construction: for a vector space $V$, define $W \subseteq \bigwedge^2 V \otimes V$ by $W = \langle\ \alpha \otimes v : v \in \text{Span}(\alpha) \ \rangle$, that is, $W$ is ...
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Exactness of Hom functor for torus representations?

Given a reductive algebraic group $G$ and a maximal torus $T$. Is it true that the functors $$ Hom_T(-,\lambda) $$ are exact, where $\lambda$ denotes one of the the simple one-dimensional ...
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A question about Cayley-Chow forms

I'm reading some papers about $k$-stable theory and I have a question about Cayley-Chow forms. Maybe this question looks silly. Let X be a variety of $\mathbb{P}^N$ with dimension n and degree d. ...
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Construction of line bundles on the flag variety

Edit: The following is phrased in terms of algebraic geometry, but can be thought of analytically as well. Hence I added some tags... I am a bit confused about the subject in the title. For ...
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The unique closed orbit in GIT quotient fibers for polynomial actions of Gl

The following reasoning must contain a flaw somewhere because I end up with something absurd, and I cannot figure out where the mistake is. I hope that someone can point it out to me. Let $M$ be the ...
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Proof that ideal of Plücker relations is a prime ideal

I am reading section 8.4 of Fulton's Young tableaux where he defines a certain ring as follows. Fix a complex vector space $E$ of dimension $m$ and integers $d_1,\ldots d_s$ such that $m \geq d_1 > ...
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Hamiltonian reduction for unit sphere

Let $(M, \omega)$, be Symplectic Vector space and $N\subset M$ be unit sphere. Then why $N/ker\omega\mid _N$ is naturally $\mathbb{P}^{n-1}(\mathbb{C})$ Here ker$\omega$=$\{ y\in M: \omega(x,y)=0, ...
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Learning Roadmap for Borel - Weil - Bott Theorem

Next semester I may study a course where the ultimate goal is to get to the Borel - Weil - Bott (BWB) Theorem, if not at least try to understand it in the case that we have $G = \text{SL}_n$. I have ...
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The regular representation for affine group schemes

I want to understand the regular representation of an affine algebraic group. An affine algebraic group as I know it, is a functor from the category of $k $ -algebras to groups that is representable ...
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Introduction to the trace formula for people outside number theory

I am looking for references on the trace formula, by which I mean the Selberg trace formula and its successor the Arthur-Selberg trace formula. I am aware that there are "standard references" on the ...
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Algebraic geometry in representation theory?

I heard that today algebraic geometry plays some significant role in representation theory, which is a little surprising because when I learnt representation theory it is basically algebra, topology, ...
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Linearizations induced by the trivial one?

Let $k$ be a field, algebraically closed for simplicity. $G=GL_{n+1}(k),$ $X=\mathbb{P}_k^n$ and consider the action $G\times X\rightarrow X$ given by $(g,x)\mapsto gx$ (thus induced by usual left ...
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Trivial summand of a representation's symmetric power

The following comes from Exercise 13.17 of Fulton and Harris's book, Representation Theory: A First Course. Let $V$ denote the standard representation of $\mathfrak{sl}_3\mathbb{C}$, with weights ...
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Eigenvectors of algebraic group representation

In a paper of Kollar and Szabo there is a lemma (Lemma $1$) in which the following terminology is used: "Every representation $H\rightarrow GL(n,K)$ has an $H$-eigenvector" ($H$ is an algebraic ...
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What is the Induced Representation in Geometric Terms

As is well known, for $G$ a Lie group, and $H$ a subgroup of $G$ such that $G/H$ is homogeneous space (or maybe this is always a homogeneous space?), we have a correspondence between representations ...
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Decomposing Semisimple Perverse Sheaves

Assume $\mathbf{G}$ is an algebraic group over an algebraic closure $\overline{\mathbb{F}_p}$ for some prime $p>0$. Let $\mathscr{M}\mathbf{G}$ be the category of all ...
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Undergraduate roadmap for Langlands program and its geometric counterpart

What are the topics which an undergraduate with knowledge of algebra, galois theory and analysis learn to understand Langlands program and its goemetric counterpart? I would also like to know what are ...
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Dimension of the GL-orbit of d-forms in one less variable

Let $V:=k[x_0,\ldots,x_n]_d$ be the $k$-vector space of homogeneous polynomials of degree $d$. Let $G:=\mathrm{Gl}(n+1,k)$ act on $V$ induced by the canonical action on the linear forms: For ...
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Left adjoint and right adjoint/ Nakayama isomorphism

I am reading a paper "2-vector spaces and groupoid" by Jeffrey Morton and I need a help to understand the following. Let $X$ and $Y$ be finite groupoids. Let $[X, \mathbb{Vect}]$ be a functor ...
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Tate conjecture for Fermat varieties

I've been looking at Tate's Algebraic Cycles and Poles of Zeta Functions (hard to find online... Google books outline here) and have a question about his work on (conjecturing!) the Tate conjecture ...
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Motivation for studying quadratic algebras, Koszul algebras, Koszul duality

I'm trying to gain a practical understanding of Koszul duality in different areas of mathematics. Searching the internet, there's lots of homological characterisations and explanations one finds, but ...
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Question about Tamafumi Kaneyama's Paper: “On Equivariant Vector Bundles On An Almost Homogeneous Variety”

My reference: http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?verb=Display&version=1.0&service=UI&handle=euclid.nmj/1118795362&page=record I have two question about Proposition 3.3.: Proposition3.3. ...
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How to characterize the image of $PGL(V)$ in $\mathbb{P}(W)$ for an irreducible $GL(V)$-representation $W$

I'd like to ask two versions of my question, one a very specific case that I suspect may have a fairly easy and classical answer, the other the general case which I would like to find references on. ...
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Intuition on the definition of “rational maps”

I'm studying some representation theory on $S_n$ and $GL(V)$ and tensor spaces, and have come across a lot of material involving rational representations. I'm not really an algebraic geometer by ...
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Application of Hilbert's basis theorem in representation theory

In Smalo: Degenerations of Representations of Associative Algebras, Milan J. Math., 2008 there is an application of Hilbert's basis theorem that I don't understand: Two orders are defined on the set ...
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Proof $\mathbb{A}^n$ is irreducible, without Nullstellensatz

As the title suggests, could anyone either provide me with or direct me to a proof that affine n-space $\mathbb{A}^n$ is irreducible, without using the Nullstellensatz? This is an exercise in a ...
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Does the $p$-torsion of an elliptic curve with good reduction over a local field always determine whether the reduction is ordinary or supersingular?

Let $K$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and $E/K$ an elliptic curve with good reduction. Does the $\mathbb{F}_p[\mathrm{Gal}(\overline{K})]$-module $E[p](\overline{K})$ determine whether the ...
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What is the differences between scheme-theoretical intersection and set-theoretical intersection?

In the paper representations of general linear groups, there are two concepts: scheme-theoretical intersection and set-theoretical intersection. What are their differences and relations? Thank you ...
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Questions about Wronskian

I am reading a paper Bispectral and ($\mathfrak{gl}_n, \mathfrak{gl}_m$) dualities. I have some questions about some computations with Wronskian and dimensions of some vector spaces. On page 9 (line ...
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what are good references for learning about vector bundles and their sheaves of sections?

I am a beginner in representation theory and algebraic geometry, so that references giving clear explanations of things like the tautological line bundle on $\mathbb P^n$, its dual, and the associated ...
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Line bundles, line bundles on a homogeneous space, and sections of line bundles

I have some difficulty in understanding the concepts: line bundles, line bundles on a homogeneous space, and sections of line bundles. These concepts are on page 140 (the first paragraph of section ...
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questions about coroot

I am reading the lecture notes of geometric representation theory: http://www.math.harvard.edu/~gaitsgde/267y/catO.pdf. I have a question on coroot. In general, if we have a root $\alpha$, then the ...