Let R be the homogeneous coordinate ring of a smooth projective variety X over a field k of characteristic 0. We calculate the κ-theory of R in terms of the geometry of the projective embedding of X. In particular, if X is a curve, then we calculate K0(R) and K1(R), and prove that K-1(R) = H1 (C, 0(n)). The formula for K0(R) involves the Zariski cohomology of twisted Kähler differentials on the variety.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Geometry and Topology