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Eduardo Cattani, Fouad El Zein, Phillip A. Griffiths, and Lê Dung Tráng

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691161341

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691161341.001.0001

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Period Domains and Period Mappings

Period Domains and Period Mappings

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(p.217) Chapter Four Period Domains and Period Mappings
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Hodge Theory (MN-49)
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James Carlson

, Eduardo Cattani, Fouad El Zein, Phillip A. Griffiths, Lê Dũng Tráng
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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161341.003.0004

This chapter seeks to develop a working understanding of the notions of period domain and period mapping, as well as familiarity with basic examples thereof. It first reviews the notion of a polarized Hodge structure H of weight n over the integers, for which the motivating example is the primitive cohomology in dimension n of a projective algebraic manifold of the same dimension. Next, the chapter presents lectures on period domains and monodromy, as well as elliptic curves. Hereafter, the chapter provides an example of period mappings, before considering Hodge structures of weight. After expounding on Poincaré residues, this chapter establishes some properties of the period mapping for hypersurfaces and the Jacobian ideal and the local Torelli theorem. Finally, the chapter studies the distance-decreasing properties and integral manifolds of the horizontal distribution.

Keywords:   period domains, period mappings, monodromy, elliptic curves, Hodge structures, Poincaré residues, hypersurfaces, Jacobian ideal, Torelli theorem, horizontal distribution

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