Linear syzygies and birational combinatorics

Research paper by Aron Simis, Rafael H. Villarreal

Indexed on: 09 Jan '06Published on: 09 Jan '06Published in: Mathematics - Commutative Algebra


Let $F$ be a finite set of monomials of the same degree $d\geq 2$ in a polynomial ring $R=k[x_1,...,x_n]$ over an arbitrary field $k$. We give some necessary and/or sufficient conditions for the birationality of the ring extension $k[F]\subset R^{(d)}$, where $R^{(d)}$ is the $d${\it th} Veronese subring of $R$. One of our results extends to arbitrary characteristic, in the case of rational monomial maps, a previous syzygy-theoretic birationality criterion in characteristic zero