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On desingularized Horrocks-Mumford quintics. (English) Zbl 0731.14003
The vanishing locus of a general section in the rank-two Horrocks-Mumford vector bundle is an Abelian surface in \({\mathbb{P}}_ 4\). A generic pencil of sections determines a quintic with 100 nodes. - We consider various projective (Calabi-Yau) small resolutions \(\tilde V\) of such quintics, compute their cubic form \(D\to D^ 3\) on \(H^ 2(\tilde V)\) and describe their cone of effective curves. The latter turns out to be rational polyhedral except for the case of the “natural” resolution, when \(\tilde V\) maps to \(P_ 1\) with Abelian surfaces as general fibres, and one has an infinity of sections corresponding to extremal rays accumulating to the ray given by the second Chern class.
In general, flopping rational curves may alter the isomorphy class of the cubic form.
Reviewer: C.Borcea

MSC:
14F05 Sheaves, derived categories of sheaves, etc. (MSC2010)
14J30 \(3\)-folds
14E15 Global theory and resolution of singularities (algebro-geometric aspects)
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