CastelnuovoMumford Regularity of Smoth Threefolds in P^5
Abstract
CastelnuovoMumford regularity is an important invariant of projective algebraic varieties. A well known conjecture due to Eisenbud and Goto gives a bound for regularity in terms of the codimension and degree,i.e., CastelnuovoMumford regularity of a given variety $X$ is less than or equal to $deg(X)codim(X)+1$. This regularity conjecture (including classification of examples on the boundary) was verified for integral curves (Castelnuovo, Gruson, Lazarsfeld and Peskine), and for smooth surfaces (Pinkham, Lazarsfeld). In this paper we prove that $reg(X) \le deg(X)1$ for smooth threefolds $X$ in P^5 and that the only varieties on the boundary are the Segre threefold and the complete intersection of two quadrics. Furthermore, every smooth threefold $X$ in P^5 is $k$normal for all $k \ge deg(X)4$, which is the optimal bound as the Palatini 3fold of degree 7 shows.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 1998
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.math/9802020
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/9802020
 Bibcode:
 1998math......2020K
 Keywords:

 Algebraic Geometry;
 14M07 (Primary);
 14N05 (Secondary)
 EPrint:
 AMSTeX