Local cohomology with support in ideals of maximal minors
Suppose that k is a field of characteristic zero, X is an r by s matrix of indeterminates, where r \leq s, and R = k[X] is the polynomial ring over k in the entries of X. We study the local cohomology modules H^i_I(R), where I is the ideal of R generated by the maximal minors of X. We identify the indices i for which these modules vanish, compute H^i_I(R) at the highest nonvanishing index, i = r(s-r)+1, and characterize all nonzero ones as submodules of certain indecomposable injective modules. These results are consequences of more general theorems regarding linearly reductive groups acting on local cohomology modules of polynomial rings.
- Pub Date:
- October 2011
- Mathematics - Commutative Algebra;
- Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry;
- 15 pages. Clarifications added and typos corrected