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Droites en position générale dans l’espace projectif. (French) Zbl 0555.14011
Algebraic geometry, Proc. int. Conf., La Rábida/Spain 1981, Lect. Notes Math. 961, 169-188 (1982).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0487.00004.]
A closed subscheme \(Y\subset {\mathbb{P}}_ n\) is said to be of maximal rank if for all \(k\geq 1\) the restriction map \(H^ 0({\mathbb{P}}_ n,{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb{P}}_ n}(k))\to H^ 0(Y,{\mathcal O}_ Y(k))\) is injective or surjective. In this pioneering paper it is proved that for all \(n\geq 3\) and all \(r>0\) the union of r disjoint general lines in \({\mathbb{P}}_ n\) has maximal rank. The method of this paper (with technical refinements) is used in many other papers to construct curves of maximal rank and vector bundles with good cohomology [see e.g. the authors, ”Cohomology of a general istanton bundle”, Ann. Sci. Ec. Norm. Super., IV. Sér. 15, 365- 390 (1982; Zbl 0509.14015)].
Reviewer: E.Ballico

14H99 Curves in algebraic geometry
14F05 Sheaves, derived categories of sheaves, etc. (MSC2010)
14M15 Grassmannians, Schubert varieties, flag manifolds