Experimental Mathematics

Some Geometry and Combinatorics for the $S$-Invariant of Ternary Cubics

P. M. H. Wilson

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In earlier papers, P. M. H. Wilson, “Sectional Curvatures of Kähler Moduli,” and B. Totaro, “The Curvature of a Hessian Metric,” the $S$-invariant of a ternary cubic $f$ was interpreted in terms of the curvature of related Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian metrics. This is clarified further in Section 3 of this paper. In the case that $f$ arises from the cubic form on the second cohomology of a smooth projective threefold with second Betti number three, the value of the $S$-invariant is closely linked to the behavior of this curvature on the open cone consisting of Kähler classes. In this paper, we concentrate on the cubic forms arising from complete intersection threefolds in the product of three projective spaces, and investigate various conjectures of a combinatorial nature arising from their invariants.

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Experiment. Math., Volume 15, Issue 4 (2006), 479-490.

First available in Project Euclid: 5 April 2007

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Primary: 15A72: Vector and tensor algebra, theory of invariants [See also 13A50, 14L24]
Secondary: 32J27: Compact Kähler manifolds: generalizations, classification 14H52: Elliptic curves [See also 11G05, 11G07, 14Kxx] 53A15: Affine differential geometry

Ternary cubics invariant theory curvature combinatorial inequalities


Wilson, P. M. H. Some Geometry and Combinatorics for the $S$-Invariant of Ternary Cubics. Experiment. Math. 15 (2006), no. 4, 479--490. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.em/1175789782

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