Mathematical Research Letters

Volume 20 (2013)

Number 4

New constructions of Cremona maps

Pages: 629 – 645

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/MRL.2013.v20.n4.a3

Authors

Barbara Costa (Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil)

Aron Simis (Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil)

Abstract

One defines two ways of constructing rational maps derived from other rational maps, in a characteristic-free context. The first introduces the Newton complementary dual of a rational map. One main result is that this dual preserves birationality and gives an involutional map of the Cremona group to itself that restricts to the monomial Cremona subgroup and preserves de Jonquières maps. In the monomial restriction, this duality commutes with taking inverse in the group, but is a not a group homomorphism. The second construction is an iterative process to obtain rational maps in increasing dimension. Starting with birational maps, it leads to rational maps whose topological degree is under control. Making use of monoids, the resulting construct is in fact birational if the original map is so. A variation of this idea is considered in order to preserve properties of the base ideal, such as Cohen-Macaulayness. Combining the two methods, one is able to produce explicit infinite families of Cohen-Macaulay Cremona maps with prescribed dimension, codimension, and degree.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

13D02, 13H10, 14E05, 14E07, 14M05, 14M25

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