Certain minimal varieties are set-theoretic complete intersections

Research paper by Margherita Barile

Indexed on: 21 Sep '05Published on: 21 Sep '05Published in: Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry


We present a class of homogeneous ideals which are generated by monomials and binomials of degree two and are set-theoretic complete intersections. This class includes certain reducible varieties of minimal degree and, in particular, the presentation ideals of the fiber cone algebras of monomial varieties of codimension two.