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NormalToricVarieties :: isProper(ToricMap)

isProper(ToricMap) -- whether a toric map is proper

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A morphism of varieties is proper if it is universally closed. For a toric map $f : X \to Y$ corresponding to the map $g : N_X \to N_Y$ of lattices, this is equivalent to the preimage of the support of the target fan under $g$ being equal to the support of the source fan. For more information about this equivalence, see Theorem 3.4.11 in Cox-Little-Schenck's Toric Varieties.

We illustrate this method on the projection from the second Hirzebruch surface to the projective line.

i1 : X = hirzebruchSurface 2;
i2 : Y = toricProjectiveSpace 1;
i3 : f = map(Y, X, matrix {{1,0}})

o3 = | 1 0 |

o3 : ToricMap Y <--- X
i4 : isProper f

o4 = true
i5 : assert (isWellDefined f and source f === X and
         target f === Y and isProper f)

The second example shows that the projection from the blow-up of the origin in the affine plane to affine plane is proper.

i6 : A = affineSpace 2;
i7 : B = toricBlowup({0,1}, A);
i8 : g = B^[]

o8 = | 1 0 |
     | 0 1 |

o8 : ToricMap A <--- B
i9 : isProper g

o9 = true
i10 : assert(isWellDefined g and g == map(A, B, 1) and isProper g)

The natural inclusion of the affine plane into the projective plane is not proper.

i11 : A = affineSpace 2;
i12 : P = toricProjectiveSpace 2;
i13 : f = map(P, A, 1)

o13 = | 1 0 |
      | 0 1 |

o13 : ToricMap P <--- A
i14 : isProper f

o14 = false
i15 : isDominant f

o15 = true
i16 : assert (isWellDefined f and not isProper f and isDominant f)

To avoid repeating a computation, the package caches the result in the CacheTable of the toric map.

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