An embedding of a point-line geometry $\Gamma$ is usually defined as an injective mapping $\varepsilon$ from the point-set of $\Gamma$ to the set of points of a projective space such that $\varepsilon(l)$ is a projective line for every line $l$ of $\Gamma$. However, different situations are considered in the literature, where $\varepsilon(l)$ is allowed to be a subline of a projective line or a curve. In this paper we propose a more general definition of embedding which includes all the above situations and we focus on a class of embeddings, which we call Grassmann embeddings, where the points of $\Gamma$ are firstly associated to lines of a projective geometry $\mathrm{PG}(V)$, next they are mapped onto points of $\mathrm{PG}(V\wedge V)$ via the usual projective embedding of the line-grassmannian of $\mathrm{PG}(V)$ in $\mathrm{PG}(V\wedge V)$. In the central part of our paper we study sets of points of $\mathrm{PG}(V\wedge V)$ corresponding to lines of $\mathrm{PG}(V)$ totally singular for a given alternating, hermitian or quadratic form of $V$. Finally, we apply the results obtained in that part to the investigation of Grassmann embeddings of several generalized quadrangles.

Cardinali, I., & Pasini, A. (2014). Embeddings of Line-grassmannians of Polar Spaces in Grassmann Varieties. In Groups of Exceptional Type, Coxeter Groups and Related Geometries (pp. 75-110). Bangalore : N. S. N. Sastry [10.1007/978-81-322-1814-2_4].

Embeddings of Line-grassmannians of Polar Spaces in Grassmann Varieties

CARDINALI, ILARIA;PASINI, ANTONIO
2014

Abstract

An embedding of a point-line geometry $\Gamma$ is usually defined as an injective mapping $\varepsilon$ from the point-set of $\Gamma$ to the set of points of a projective space such that $\varepsilon(l)$ is a projective line for every line $l$ of $\Gamma$. However, different situations are considered in the literature, where $\varepsilon(l)$ is allowed to be a subline of a projective line or a curve. In this paper we propose a more general definition of embedding which includes all the above situations and we focus on a class of embeddings, which we call Grassmann embeddings, where the points of $\Gamma$ are firstly associated to lines of a projective geometry $\mathrm{PG}(V)$, next they are mapped onto points of $\mathrm{PG}(V\wedge V)$ via the usual projective embedding of the line-grassmannian of $\mathrm{PG}(V)$ in $\mathrm{PG}(V\wedge V)$. In the central part of our paper we study sets of points of $\mathrm{PG}(V\wedge V)$ corresponding to lines of $\mathrm{PG}(V)$ totally singular for a given alternating, hermitian or quadratic form of $V$. Finally, we apply the results obtained in that part to the investigation of Grassmann embeddings of several generalized quadrangles.
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