Sheaves and cohomology

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 97)


Exact Sequence Line Bundle Holomorphic Function Algebraic Variety Short Exact Sequence 
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    For a description of the limiting procedure involved here see Gunning, 1966, p. 30.. Also, see pp. 44–47 in the same reference for a discussion of “Leray's theorem” which gives a set of conditions sufficient to ensure that a covering Ui is general enough to calculate the cohomology of a space M.Google Scholar
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    Strictly speaking in order to establish this result we need to know that a covering of Pl by two open sets suffices to compute its cohomology.Google Scholar
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    Cross-sections of the sheaf O(n) are often referred to as “twisted functions”; and O(n) itself is called the “sheaf of germs of holomorphic functions, twisted by n”.Google Scholar
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    For further discussion of the long exact cohomology sequence, see, for example, Gunning, 1966, pp. 32-34.Google Scholar
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    Holomorphic line bundles and holomorphic vector bundles—built over suitable regions of projective twistor space—can be used to describe self-dual solutions of Maxwell's equations and the Yang-Mills equations (without sources). See Ward (1977a and 1977b), Atiyah and Ward (1977), Hartshorne (1978), and Ward (1979) for various details of the procedure. Also see Burnett-Stuart (1978) and Moore (1978).Google Scholar
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    Note that for sequence (9.7.8) we have an isomorphism between O(−2) and IV. In the case of sequence (9.7.11) we have the following isomorphism: IV = Oij(−2)/Image [OA′(−3)]Google Scholar

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