Frobenius powers of some monomial ideals

Research paper by Daniel J. Hernández, Pedro Teixeira, Emily E. Witt

Indexed on: 28 Aug '18Published on: 28 Aug '18Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - Commutative Algebra


In this paper, we characterize the (generalized) Frobenius powers and critical exponents of two classes of monomial ideals of a polynomial ring in positive characteristic: powers of the homogeneous maximal ideal, and ideals generated by positive powers of the variables. In doing so, we effectively characterize the test ideals and $F$-jumping exponents of sufficiently general homogeneous polynomials, and of all diagonal polynomials. Our characterizations make these invariants computable, and show that they vary uniformly with the congruence class of the characteristic modulo a fixed integer. Moreover, we confirm that for a diagonal polynomial over a field of characteristic zero, the test ideals of its reduction modulo a prime agree with the reductions of its multiplier ideals for infinitely many primes.