We compute the degree of the generalized Plücker embedding $\kappa$ of a Quot scheme $X$ over $\PP^1$. The space $X$ can also be considered as a compactification of the space of algebraic maps of a fixed degree from $\PP^1$ to the Grassmanian $\rm{Grass}(m,n)$. Then the degree of the embedded variety $\kappa (X)$ can be interpreted as an intersection product of pullbacks of cohomology classes from $\rm{Grass}(m,n)$ through the map $\psi$ that evaluates a map from $\PP^1$ at a point $x\in \PP^1$. We show that our formula for the degree verifies the formula for these intersection products predicted by physicists through Quantum cohomology~\cite{va92}~\cite{in91}~\cite{wi94}. We arrive at the degree by proving a version of the classical Pieri's formula on the variety $X$, using a cell decomposition of a space that lies in between $X$ and $\kappa (X)$.

Ravi, M; Rosenthal, J; Wang, X (1998). *Degree of the generalized Plücker embedding of a Quot scheme and quantum cohomology.* Mathematische Annalen, 311(1):11-26.

## Abstract

We compute the degree of the generalized Plücker embedding $\kappa$ of a Quot scheme $X$ over $\PP^1$. The space $X$ can also be considered as a compactification of the space of algebraic maps of a fixed degree from $\PP^1$ to the Grassmanian $\rm{Grass}(m,n)$. Then the degree of the embedded variety $\kappa (X)$ can be interpreted as an intersection product of pullbacks of cohomology classes from $\rm{Grass}(m,n)$ through the map $\psi$ that evaluates a map from $\PP^1$ at a point $x\in \PP^1$. We show that our formula for the degree verifies the formula for these intersection products predicted by physicists through Quantum cohomology~\cite{va92}~\cite{in91}~\cite{wi94}. We arrive at the degree by proving a version of the classical Pieri's formula on the variety $X$, using a cell decomposition of a space that lies in between $X$ and $\kappa (X)$.

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Item Type: | Journal Article, refereed, original work |
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Communities & Collections: | 07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Mathematics |

Dewey Decimal Classification: | 510 Mathematics |

Language: | English |

Date: | 1998 |

Deposited On: | 12 Mar 2010 08:40 |

Last Modified: | 05 Apr 2016 13:26 |

Publisher: | Springer |

ISSN: | 0025-5831 |

Additional Information: | The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com |

Publisher DOI: | https://doi.org/10.1007/s002080050173 |

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