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### Are deformations of a scheme some kind of a “derived gerbe” under the cotangent complex?

(This is probably a very naive question. My understanding of the cotangent complex is quite vague.)
Let me first recall the picture for deformations of a smooth morphism:
If $f:X_0\to S_0$ is a ...

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### A construction of Kähler differentials and Illusie cotangent complex as colimit over embeddings

Let $\Bbbk$ be a field, $X$ affine scheme of finite type over $\Bbbk$. Let $\mathcal C_X$ be the category of closed embeddings of $X$ into (say affine) smooth $Y$'s of finite type over $\Bbbk$, ...

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### Obstruction map for local singularities via tangent (Andre-Quillen) cohomology

Let $R$ be a local singularity (for example $R=\mathbb{C}[[x_1, \ldots , x_n]]/I$) ring over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $\mathbb{L}_{R}$ be a cotangent complex of $R$, then one can define tangent ...

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### Does the cotangent complex commute with coequalisers?

I would like to know if the cotangent complex (say of rings) commutes with coequalisers. More precisely, let
$B_1\rightrightarrows B_2\rightarrow C$
be a coequaliser of $A$-algebras. Is then the ...

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### What is a good reference (preferably thorough) for the Derived Category of a scheme/orbifold/stack?

I've sort of circled around the idea of derived categories a few times, read a few introductory papers ("Derived Categories for the working mathematician", e.g.), and feel now that this is something ...

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### Question about $\Delta(n)_{U}$ notaion in illusie's cotangent compelexe et deformations

In illusie's book cotangent complexe et deformations, 38page, the notation $\Delta(n)_{U}$ appears, and I cannot find the direct explanation or hint about meaning of this notation in this book.
I ...

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### resolution by simplicial objects versus resolution by chain complex

I'm reading Illusie's book "complexe de cotangent et Deformations I". And I'm puzzled on the definition of cotangent complex.
I formulate my question as follows:
Suppose $C$ and $D$ are abelian ...

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### Computer Algebra solution for simplicial resolutions for André-Quillen cohomology

Hello,
I would like to experiment with André-Quillen (co)homology. Especially for singular rings.
A key problem is that the construction of a simplicial resolution of a ring seems to require a rather ...

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### cotangent complex of a trivial extension

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero, $A$ a simplicial commutative k-algebra, and $M$ a simplicial $A$-module. Consider the trivial square-zero extension $A\oplus M$ as an $A$-algebra.
Is it true ...

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### Is Illusie's generalization of the cotangent complex to arbitrary ringed toposes necessary in algebraic geometry?

André and Quillen both gave constructions of the relative cotangent complex for commutative rings, so pretty immediately that gives us that we understand the cotangent complex for affine schemes. ...

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### Formally smooth morphisms, the cotangent complex, André-Quillen cohomology, and representability of nilpotent extensions as trivial extensions over a cofibrant replacement

Recall that an $R$-algebra $R\to S$ is called formally smooth (resp. formally unramified resp. formally étale) if given any lifting problem of the form
$$\begin{matrix}
R&\to &T\\
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### Detecting etale maps on reduced points

Suppose I have a morphism of schemes for which I know the relative cotangent complex is trivial, and the map on reduced subschemes is an isomorphism. Is the map an isomorphism?
More generally, given ...

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### Intuition about the cotangent complex?

Does anyone have an answer to the question "What does the cotangent complex measure?"
Algebraic intuitions (like "homology measures how far a sequence is from being exact") are as welcome as ...