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Does projective duality preserve arithmetic-Cohen-Macaulay-ness?

Let $V$ be a vector space over $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose $X\subset \mathbb{P} V$ is an algebraic variety, and consider its projective dual variety $X^\vee \subset \mathbb{P} V^*$. If the coordinate ring ...
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Bound for the height of equations defining the singular locus of a variety

Fix positive integers $m, n, d$. In what follows, the height of an algebraic number will mean the absolute multiplicative height. Let $V \subset \bar{\mathbb{Q}}^n$ be an affine algebraic variety ...
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$\Gamma_Z(\widetilde M)\cong\widetilde{ \Gamma_Z(M)}$

Let $R$ be a Noetherian ring and let $M$ is an $R$-module. Consider the associated affine scheme $(\text{Spec R},\mathcal{O}_{\text{Spec R}})$ and Suppose $Z\subset X$ is a closed subset of ...
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Hilbert function of points in $\mathrm{P}^2$

Let $\Gamma$ be a collection of $d$ points in $\mathrm{P}^2$, and $I$ the graded ideal of $\Gamma$.If $$ ...
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Scheme vs $A$-scheme morphisms

Let $A=S^{-1}\mathbb Z$ be a localization of a multiplicative set $S\subset \mathbb Z$. Question 1: Let $X$ be an arbitrary $A$-scheme, and view $X_A=X\times_{\mathbb Z} A$ as an $A$-scheme via the ...
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Zariski open set of linear forms

Let $I$ be a graded homogeneous ideal over $k[x_1, ... ,x_n]$ and $h$ a linear form, let $H$ be the corresponding hyperplane and $I_H$ the restriction of $I$ to $H$. I am looking for a Zariski open ...
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Open covering of the Hilbert functor of points

Let $R \to A$ be a homomorphism of commutative rings. Define the functor $$\mathrm{Hilb}^n_{A/R} : \mathsf{CAlg}(R) \to \mathsf{Set}$$ as follows: If $B$ is a commutative $R$-algebra, then ...
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Canonical Sheaf of Projective Space

I am stuck on one step that occurs without explanation in several Algebraic geometry books. Starting from the exact sequence $$0\rightarrow \Omega_{\mathbb{P}^n}\rightarrow ...
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commutative algebra, diagonal morphism

can anyone help me with the following statement (it is part of a bigger proof where it is not explained). Let $B$ be a finite type $A$-algebra and consider the kernel $I$ of the diagonal ...
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generalization Abhyankar's lemma

This question is related to a question I already asked on MO (smooth quotient out of a singular variety?), but I realized later that the hypotheses where not precise enough in my former question. Let ...
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Is every Noetherian *connected* ring a quotient of a Noetherian domain?

This question is a strengthening of this question (answered negatively), and arose due to David Speyer's answer here. Geometrically, this asks if every Noetherian connected affine scheme can be ...
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Existence of a ring with specified residue fields

Given a finite set of fields $k_1, \ldots, k_n$, is there a (commutative with $1$) ring $R$ with (maximal) ideals $m_i$ such that $R/m_i \cong k_i$? To prevent things from being too easy, I ...
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Classification (and automorphisms) of torsion-free modules/sheaves

I would like to know what can be said about the classification of torsion-free modules. For my purposes, we can assume that $R$ is the function ring of a smooth affine variety over a field. How does ...
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Minimal fields of isomorphism for varieties

Let $V$ be an algebraic variety over a field $K$. Is there a constant $d = d(V) \in \mathbb{N}$ such that for any variety $W$ defined over $K$ and isomorphic to $V$ over the algebraic closure of $K$, ...
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Reference: A nowhere vanishing section of a vector bundle is locally split

Well-known fact: If $(A, \mathfrak{m})$ is a local Noetherian ring, $E$ is a finitely generated free $A$-module, and $e\in E$ is an element not contained in $\mathfrak{m}E$, then $E/eA$ is also a ...
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Is the completion of an arbitrary ring w.r.p. a maximal ideal a local ring? [closed]

Give an arbitrary commutative ring (not necessarily noetherian) $A$ with $\mathfrak{m}$ a maximal ideal. Is the completion $\hat{A}$ w.r.t. the ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ a local ring? If so, is the maximal ...
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Arithmetic Cohen-Macaulayness of curves/surfaces defined by weighted power sums in 3 variables

Pick $p,q,r$ complex numbers (I am most interested in the case when they are positive integers). Define the function $P_i = px^i + qy^i + rz^i$ where $x,y,z$ are coordinates. I have a few related ...
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stability of discriminant curve of nonsingular nets of quadrics

The following are from this question: A pencil of quadrics in $\mathbb{P}^n$ is a line in $\mathbb{P}^N$, where $N=\frac{n(n+3)}{2}$. So the space of pencil of quadrics is the Grassmannian ...
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Descent of functions along finite birational morphisms

Let $A\to B$ be a morphism of (unitary commutative) rings such that $B$ is module-finite over $A$ and there exists $f\in A$ which is a nonzerodivisor in $A$ and in $B$, with $A[1/f]\to B[1/f]$ an ...
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Reference for comparison of heart cohomology with standard cohomology

I'm looking for a reference for the following fact (which I believe to be true and should be easy for people who understand how spectral sequences arise from filtrations). Let A,B be two hearts of ...
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A weak version of Bass' conjecture

Let $A$ be a finitely generated $\mathbb{Z}$-algebra which is a UFD. Then (a special case of) the Bass conjecture states that $K_0(A)$ is a finitely generated abelian group. As far as I am aware, this ...
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Are Abelian varieties (sometimes) globally $F$-split?

As defined by Karen Smith here, beginning of section 3? If $E$ is an elliptic curve, then it is when $E$ is ordinary. I wonder about higher dimension cases. Any references would be greatly ...
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Let $f \colon X \to Y$ be an étale morphism of schemes. If $Y$ is integral, then is $X$ integral? [closed]

Let $f \colon X \to Y$ be an étale morphism of schemes. We know: (1) if $Y$ is normal, then $X$ is normal. (2) if $Y$ is regular, then $X$ is regular. (3) if $Y$ is reduced, then $X$ is ...
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Are quotients of affine schemes by finite groups faithfully flat?

Let $R$ be a (Noetherian) ring, and $G$ a finite group acting on $R$. Consider the subring $R^G$. Is the map $R^G\rightarrow R$ faithfully flat? If not, does this become true if we restrict to ...
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Degree bounds for Grobner Basis

Let $I= \langle f_1, \ldots f_n \rangle \subset K[x_1,\ldots, x_n]$ be a homogeneous ideal and $\operatorname{deg}(f_i) \leq d$ then it has Grobner Basis where degree of each generator is less than or ...
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Powers of elements in an Artinian Ring

Let $R$ be an local Artinian ring, with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$. Let $e$ be the smallest positive integer for which $\mathfrak{m}^e=(0)$. Let $t$ be the smallest positive integer for which ...
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Depth of conormal sheaf of a quotient singularity in a smooth variety

Let $U= \mathbb{C}^n/ \mathbb{Z}_r$ be a cyclic quotient singularity by the finite cyclic group $\mathbb{Z}_r$ of order $r$. Assume that the group action is free outside a closed subset $Z \subset ...
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(When) is isomorphism on differentials enough to guarantee that a map is étale?

I'm sorry if this is too easy for MO. Let $S$ be a locally noetherian scheme, flat over $\mathrm{Spec}\,\mathbb{Z}$, $X$ and $Y$ be flat $S$-schemes locally of finite presentation, and let $f:X\to Y$ ...
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Is every element of $\mathrm{SL}(n,R)$ of finite order diagonalizable?

Let $k>0$ be an integer, let $R$ be a ring (commutative, unital), which contains $\mathbb{Q}$ (i.e. with a ring homomorphism $\mathbb{Q}\to R$) and all $k$-roots of unity. The examples I have in ...
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Simultaneous triangularizability over a commutative ring

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with unity and $A,B\in M_n(R)$ satisfying the property (*) All elements of the two-side ideal, in $M_n(R)$, generated by $AB-BA$, are nilpotent. McCoy showed that, if ...
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Vector Spaces of Symmetric Matrices of Low Rank

Let $K$ be a field, if necessary algebraic closed or of characteristic zero. Let $k$ be a positive integer. I am interested in linear subspaces $M \subseteq \textrm{Sym}_n(K)$, where ...
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Constructing a ring whose spectrum is given by order ideals of Z with generic point

Put the following topology on $\mathbf{Z}_{>0} \cup \infty$: the closed sets are the initial invervals $\{1,\dots,n\}$ for all $n$. If I understood Hochster's characterization of the underlying ...
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Bigraded analogue of Ratliff-Rush closure filtration

Consider the filtration $\lbrace{I^rJ^s}\rbrace_{r,s\in\mathbb{Z}}.$ What will be the bigraded analogue of Ratliff-Rush closure filtration $\tilde{{I}^n}=\cup_{k\geq1}({I}^{n+k}:{I}^k)$? Will it be ...
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Profinite Local Ring inside Polynomial Ring

This is a "technical" question that I came across in my research. Let $A = \textbf{Z}_{p}[\![t_1, \cdots, t_a ]\!]<z_1, \cdots, z_b>$ be the $(p, t_1, \cdots, t_a)$-adic completion of the ...
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Depth of multigraded modules

Can any one please give me some references on depth of multigraded module over a standard multigraded ring.
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Can the property of essential finite type checked at a point?

Let $k$ be a field, and let $A$ be a commutative $k$-algebra which is noetherian. Suppose that for each prime ideal $p$ of $A$, it holds that the field $k(p)$, the field of fractions of $A/p$ has ...
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Algebraic Geometry for non-mathematician [closed]

I think I sound stupid but I have heard a lot about Algebraic Geometry as a subject and wish to study it without actually studying abstract algebra. I have never studied abstract algebra since I am a ...
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Surjectivity of $f\colon\Gamma_Z(M)\rightarrow\bigoplus_{p\in Z\backslash Z'}\Gamma_{pR_p}(M_p)$

Suppose $Z'\subseteq Z\subseteq\text{Spec} R$ such that every element in $Z\backslash Z'$ is a minimal element (with respect to inclusion as ideals) in $Z$. Assume further that both $Z$ and $Z'$ are ...
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Universal coefficient theorem for local ring

Let $R$ be a commutative local artin $k$-algebra,where $k$ is a field with characteristic $0$.I wonder whether universal coefficient theorem holds in this case.Namely,if $C$ is a chain of flat ...
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An affine singular surface

Let $n$ be a positive integer and let $A$ be the subring of ${\mathbb C}[x,y]$ generated by $x,xy,...,xy^n$. Let $S=Spec(A)$. This is an affine surface, which is clearly singular if $n\neq 1$. Is ...
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Computing the minimal free resolution of a coherent sheaf on projective space

Most books on commutative algebra explain Grobner bases in the non graded case and minimal free resolutions in the local case. I like projective geometry and want to compute the minimal free ...
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Is every Noetherian Commutative Ring a quotient of a Noetherian Domain?

This was an interesting question posed to me by a friend who is very interested in commutative algebra. It also has some nice geometric motivation. The question is in two parts. The first, as stated ...
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Relation between dimension of Proj(S) and dimension of S

Let $S$ be Noetherian standard ${\mathbb{N}}^r$ graded ring where $S_{\underline{0}}$ is an Aritinian local ring. $$Proj(S)=\lbrace{P\in Spec S | S_{++}\not\subseteq P, P\hspace{0.1cm} ...
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reduction of an admissible filtration

Let $(R,m)$ be a local ring and $I$ an $m$-primary ideal of $R.$ $\lbrace I_n\rbrace_{n\in\mathbb{Z} }$ is called $I$-admissible filtration 1) if $m\geq n$ then $I_m\subset I_n.$ 2) for all $m,n,$ ...
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local cohomology of Buchsbaum ring

Let $(R,m)$ be a Buchsbaum ring of dimension d. Can we say that $d$-th local cohomology $H_{m}^d(R)$ has finite length?
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Relation between local cohomology and koszul cohomology of multigraded ring

Let $R$ be a ${\mathbb {Z}}^k$-graded Noetherian ring, $J=(x,y)$ an ideal of $R$ where $x,y\in R_{(1,\ldots,1)}.$ Is this following true $$H_{J}^i(R)=\underset{n}\varinjlim{H^i((x^n,y^n),R)},$$ where ...
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A naive algebraic geometry question

Suppose $X$ is a scheme over a ring $A$, $B$ is an $A$-algebra, and $X\times_AB$ is affine. I am looking for conditions on $A$ and $B$ (and perhaps the structure morphism of $X$ over $A$) that will ...
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Spectral sequences and Koszul complexes in Deformation Theory

I'm reading this paper of A. Vistoli and I have some questions about the discussion in page 5. This is the context (If you don't want to download the paper): Let $A'$ be a noetherian local ring with ...
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Can one prove that toric varieties are Cohen-Macaulay by finding a regular sequence?

It's well-known that if $P$ is a finitely generated saturated submonoid of $\mathbb{Z}^n$, then the monoid algebra $k[P]$ is Cohen-Macaulay (at the maximal ideal $m = (P-0)k[P]$). However, all proofs ...
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Computing toric ideals via saturation and Groebner bases of toric ideals

About a month ago I asked this question on math.stackexchange and unfortunately there was no response. Perhaps someone here knows the answer. Let $A \in \mathbb{Z}^{m \times n}$ be a matrix of full ...