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Intersection theory on tropicalizations of toroidal embeddings. (English) Zbl 1420.14142
Summary: We show how to equip the cone complexes of toroidal embeddings with additional structure that allows to define a balancing condition for weighted subcomplexes. We then proceed to develop the foundations of an intersection theory on cone complexes including push-forwards, intersections with tropical divisors, and rational equivalence. These constructions are shown to have an algebraic interpretation: Ulirsch’s tropicalizations of subvarieties of toroidal embeddings carry natural multiplicities making them tropical cycles, and the induced tropicalization map for cycles respects push-forwards, intersections with boundary divisors, and rational equivalence. As an application, we prove a correspondence between the genus 0 tropical descendant Gromov-Witten invariants introduced by Markwig and Rau and the genus 0 logarithmic descendant Gromov-Witten invariants of toric varieties.

MSC:
14T05 Tropical geometry (MSC2010)
14C17 Intersection theory, characteristic classes, intersection multiplicities in algebraic geometry
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