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Complex Abelian Varieties

Complex Abelian Varieties
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Dewey Class 516.35
Title Complex Abelian Varieties ([EBook]) / by Christina Birkenhake, Herbert Lange.
Author Birkenhake, Christina
Added Personal Name Lange, Herbert. , 1943- author.
Other name(s) SpringerLink (Online service)
Edition statement Second, Augmented Edition.
Publication Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer , 2004.
Physical Details XI, 638 pages : online resource.
Series Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften, A Series of Comprehensive Studies in Mathematics 0072-7830 ; ; 302
ISBN 9783662063071
Summary Note Abelian varieties are special examples of projective varieties. As such they can be described by a set of homogeneous polynomial equations. The theory of abelian varieties originated in the beginning of the ninetheenth centrury with the work of Abel and Jacobi. The subject of this book is the theory of abelian varieties over the field of complex numbers, and it covers the main results of the theory, both classic and recent, in modern language. It is intended to give a comprehensive introduction to the field, but also to serve as a reference. The focal topics are the projective embeddings of an abelian variety, their equations and geometric properties. Moreover several moduli spaces of abelian varieties with additional structure are constructed. Some special results onJacobians and Prym varieties allow applications to the theory of algebraic curves. The main tools for the proofs are the theta group of a line bundle, introduced by Mumford, and the characteristics, to be associated to any nondegenerate line bundle. They are a direct generalization of the classical notion of characteristics of theta functions. The second edition contains five new chapters which present some of the most important recent result on the subject. Among them are results on automorphisms and vector bundles on abelian varieties, algebraic cycles and the Hodge conjecture.:
Contents note Notation -- 1. Complex Tori -- 2. Line Bundles on Complex Tori -- 3. Cohomology of Line Bundles -- 4. Abelian Varieties -- 5. Endomorphisms of Abelian Varieties -- 6. Theta and Heisenberg Groups -- 7. Equations for Abelian Varieties -- 8. Moduli -- 9. Moduli Spaces of Abelian Varieties with Endomorphism Structure -- 10. Abelian Surfaces -- 11. Jacobian Varieties -- 12. Prym Varieties -- 13. Automorphisms -- 14. Vector bundles on Abelian Varieties -- 15. Further Results on Line Bundles an the Theta Divisor -- 16. Cycles on Abelian varieties -- 17. The Hodge Conjecture for General Abelian and Jacobian Varieties -- A. Algebraic Varieties and Complex Analytic Spaces -- B. Line Bundles and Factors of Automorphy -- C. Some Algebraic Geometric Results -- C.1 Some Properties of ?-Divisors -- C.2 The Kodaira Dimension -- C.3 Vanishing Theorems -- C.6 Some Results from Intersection Theory -- C.7 Adjoint Ideals -- D. Derived Categories -- D.1 Definition and First Properties -- D.2 Derived Functors -- D.3 The Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch Theorem -- E. Moduli Spaces of Sheaves -- F. Abelian Schemes -- F.1 Abelian Schemes and the Poincar´e Bundle -- F.2 Relative Fourier Functor -- F.3 The Relative Jacobian -- Glossary of Notation.
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