On the X-rank with respect to linear projections of projective varieties

Ballico, Edoardo ; Bernardi, Alessandra (2009) On the X-rank with respect to linear projections of projective varieties. [Preprint]
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In this paper we improve the known bound for the $X$-rank $R_{X}(P)$ of an element $P\in {\mathbb{P}}^N$ in the case in which $X\subset {\mathbb P}^n$ is a projective variety obtained as a linear projection from a general $v$-dimensional subspace $V\subset {\mathbb P}^{n+v}$. Then, if $X\subset {\mathbb P}^n$ is a curve obtained from a projection of a rational normal curve $C\subset {\mathbb P}^{n+1}$ from a point $O\subset {\mathbb P}^{n+1}$, we are able to describe the precise value of the $X$-rank for those points $P\in {\mathbb P}^n$ such that $R_{X}(P)\leq R_{C}(O)-1$ and to improve the general result. Moreover we give a stratification, via the $X$-rank, of the osculating spaces to projective cuspidal projective curves $X$. Finally we give a description and a new bound of the $X$-rank of subspaces both in the general case and with respect to integral non-degenerate projective curves.

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Ballico, Edoardo
Bernardi, Alessandra
Rank, Secant Varieties, Rational Normal Curves, Projections.
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30 Dec 2009 10:43
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