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Geometry of general curves via degenerations and deformations
Wang, Jie

2010, Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Mathematics.
This thesis studies the geometric and deformational behavior of linear series under degenerations with the aim of attacking the maximal rank conjecture. There are three parts. The first part gives an explicit construction of the classical tangent-obstruction theory for deformations of the pair (X,L) to the case when X is local complete intersection scheme and L a line bundle on X. In the second part, we propose a new method, using deformation theory, to study the maximal rank conjecture. We prove that the maximal rank conjecture holds for the first unknown case: line bundles of extremal degree. Problems related to the maximal rank conjecture have become potentially accessible to this new method. In the third part, a canonical semi-stable degeneration of the d-th symmetric product C(d) as the curve C becomes singular is constructed.
Herb Clemens (Advisor)
James Cogdell (Committee Member)
Roy Joshua (Committee Member)
81 p.

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