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The topologies for which a presheaf is a sheaf?

Given a set $S$, let $Top(S)$ denote the partially ordered set (poset) of topologies on $S$, ordered by fineness, so the discrete topology, $Disc(S)$, is maximal. Suppose that $Q$ is a presheaf on ...
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1answer
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Exercises around Diffeological Spaces or a Diffeologic Atlas Theory

Is there a Book or a bunch of exercises to get used to diffeological spaces from a practical point of view? It seems to me that papers on this topic are mostly concerned with their very good ...
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1answer
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Sheaffication using a $\lambda$-transfinite colimit

I asked this question on mathstack (long time ago), however I received no answers, so I'm trying it here. I don't know whether it's suitable for this site, anyway. I was reading this article ...
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What is the connection between direct/inverse image of set maps and direct/inverse image functors of sheaves?

Given a function of sets $f:X\to Y$, one defines the direct image and inverse image maps: $$ f_*:\mathcal{P}(X)\to\mathcal{P}(Y) $$ $$ f^{-1}:\mathcal{P}(Y)\to\mathcal{P}(X) $$ In the usual way. ...
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Can one construct Freyd-Mitchell's embeddings that respect sheafifications?

For a certain presheaf $P$ with values in an abelian category $A$ satisfying AB5 and its sheafification $S$ (with respect to a small Grothendieck site) I would like to prove: $S(f):S(X)\to S(Y)$ is ...
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Why are (pre)sheaves defined as contravariant functors? Why not just reverse the arrows in the first place?

Why not just have arrows in the category of opens represent coverings instead of inclusions? It seems to me like both conventions (whether presheaves are co/contra and which of the two dual orderings ...
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1answer
161 views

Pure Quotient and pure sub-object

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be the category of modules over a ring. Let also $\mathcal{F}$ be a class of objects in $\mathcal C$ closed under pure subobject (pure quotient) and direct limit. Is $\mathcal{F}$ ...
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1answer
311 views

What is the difference between internal presheaves and presheaves on a total space?

Suppose that $\mathbb{C}$ is a category with finite limits and that $\mathcal{D}$ is a category internal to $\mathbb{C}$. We can also represent $\mathcal{D}$ as a fibration $\mathbb{D}\to\mathbb{C}$. ...
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1answer
151 views

Cocontinuous functor out of the terminal category

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a small finitely complete category equipped with a Grothendieck (pre)topology $\tau$. For $\ast$ the terminal category (one object, one morphism), denote by $i: \ast \to ...
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1answer
248 views

Reference request: sheaves on closed sets

I am faced with a context in which the most natural notion of a sheaf $\mathcal F$ is as a functor on the category of compact subsets of a (locally compact Hausdorff) space $X$. Specifically, I say a ...
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How does the machinery of left-exact comonads generalize from sheaves to stacks?

Suppose that we have two Grothendieck sites, their associated sheaves $\mathcal{E}=\rm{Sh}(\bf{C},J)$ and $\mathcal{F}=\rm{Sh}(\bf{D},K)$ and a geometric surjection $f:\mathcal{E}\to\mathcal{F}$. This ...
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191 views

Needless axiom for Grothendieck topologies?

Hi, The first axiom for a Grothendieck (pre)topology on a category $C$ says that for every object $X\in C$, the family consisting of just the identity $1_X : X\to X$ should be a covering family. Why ...
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Are subfunctors of left exact functors also left exact?

Consider the direct image functor $f_*: Sh(X) \rightarrow Sh(Y)$, let $X$ and $Y$ be topological spaces, let $f: X \rightarrow Y$ be a continuous map, let $G \in Sh(X)$ be a sheaf. I was reading this ...
3
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3answers
155 views

Constants sheaves on an open subset

Let $X$ be a topological space and $U\subset X$ an open subset. Let's work in the category of sheaves of abelian groups on $X$. Consider the constant sheaf on $U$, $\mathbb{Z}_U$, given by ...
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Colimits of quasi-coherent sheaves on a ringed space

Recall from the stacks project that a sheaf of modules $F$ on a ringed space $X$ is called quasi-coherent if there is an open covering $\{U_i\}$ such that each $F|_{U_i}$ has a presentation, i.e. is ...
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Examples of Sheafification via Hypercovers

For a presheaf $F$ on a category equipped with a pretopology, one has the sheafification $F^{\sharp}$ of $F$. I know well the plus-construction of sheafification, which is presented in Artin's paper ...
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169 views

quotient of ind scheme

Is I consider an ind scheme such as $G(k((t)))$ for a reductive connected group over $k=\bar{k}$ I have the conjugacy action of $G(k[[t]])$. In what category can I make the quotient ...
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1answer
178 views

Coverage, itself considered as a presheaf

A coverage $J$ on a category $C$ assigns to an object $U$ of $C$ a set of covering families $J(U)$. The covering families are required to be stable under pullback, which amounts to requiring that for ...
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2answers
449 views

Can one characterize those sheaves which have Hausdorff etale spaces?

Given a sheaf of sets $F$ on a space $X,$ under the equivalence of categories between etale spaces over $X$ and sheaves over $X,$ $F$ is associated to a local homeomorphism $$E\left(F\right) \to X$$ ...
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Are there simple conditions on a category C which guaranty that Ind(C) is a Grothendieck topos?

The category of finite sets is not a Grothendieck topos, but its Ind category Ind(Finite-Sets) = Sets is a Grothendieck topos. Similarly, given a pro-finite group G, the Grothendieck topos of discrete ...
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Does mapping cylinder category have enough injectives?

Let $A, B$ be two abelian categories, and $\tau : A \to B$ a left exact functor. We define a category $C$ as follows: objects: triples $(M, N, \varphi)$ where $M\in A, N\in B$ and $\varphi: N\to ...
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1answer
308 views

Descent of Morphisms of Sheaves

While reading Brylinski I am trying to understand the descent of morphisms of sheaves. In trying to form a new definition of a presheaf $A$ over a space $X$, we associate to each surjective local ...
3
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1answer
126 views

Which limits are preserved by prolongation of presheaves?

Let $F:C \to D$ be a full and faithful functor between small categories. Then we get a triple of adjoint functors $F_! \dashv F^* \dashv F_*$, with $$F_!:Set^{C^{op}} \to Set^{D^{op}}.$$ Notice that ...
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What are the benefits of viewing a sheaf from the “espace étalé” persepctive?

I learned the definition of a sheaf from Hartshorne---that is, as a (co-)functor from the categor of open sets of a topological space (with morphisms given by inclusions) to, say, the category of ...
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Sheafification - Why does twice suffice?

Hi, I'm currently reading through "Sheaves in Geometry and logic" by Mclane-Moerdijk and this one issue has been bugging me for a long time, which I hope you could help me resolve. It is known that ...
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701 views

Sheafification via hypercovers

The sheafification of a presheaf on a site is often constructed in a two-step process $X^{++}$, where $X^+$ consists of matching families in $X$, is always separated, and is a sheaf if $X$ is ...
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2answers
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Is Sheafification Functor Exact?

I know that sheafification functor from the category of abelian presheaves on $C$ to the category of abelian sheaves on $C$. Here, $C$ is a category with Grothendieck pretopology. My question is: ...
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1answer
231 views

Do Categorical Quotients Preserve Covering Maps?

Before asking a question, please let me write down settings. SETTINGS: Let $C$ be a category with fiber products and $B$ be a closed subcategory of $C$ (i.e. $B$ contains any isomorphism of $C$, and ...
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Quantum sheaves

Are the following definitions known? Consider H a Hilbert space. A "quantum topology" on H is a set Sigma of closed subspaces satisfying the following conditions: (a) {0} and H lie in Sigma (b) If ...
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1answer
212 views

When do adjunctions preserve equivalence?

Let $\mathcal{C}'$ and $\mathcal{D}'$ be categories so that $\mathcal{C} \subseteq \mathcal{C}'$ and $\mathcal{D} \subseteq \mathcal{D}'$ are full subcategories. Suppose the forgetful functors ...
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1answer
351 views

Restriction of a sheaf to an infinitely small neighbourhood of a closed submanifold: how to work with this ind-sheaf?

Let $X$ be a manifold, $i: Z\to X$ is a closed embedding. For a sheaf $S$ (of abelian groups) on a manifold $X$ and each $\varepsilon>0$ we denote by $Z_\varepsilon$ the set of points of $X$ ...
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351 views

Fine and acyclic sheaves on locales

Hey all. Here's the thing, so I have a measure space. According to Johnstone's 'Topos theory' (page 213), let $(X,\Sigma,\mu)$ be a measure space, we can define a Grothendieck pretopology on it (and ...
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284 views

Does n-multiplication maps of cohomology groups vanish if it vanishes at the 0th cohomology?

In general, we know that a morphism $f=(f ^ {q})$ between universal (cohomological) $\delta$ functors $S=(S ^ {q}),T=(T ^ {q})\ $vanishes if and only if $f ^ {0} \ \colon \ S^{0} \to T^{0}$ ...
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Question about the definition of a sheaf cohomology group for a sheaf using tensor products of sheaves

In Warner's 'Foundations of differentiable manifolds and Lie groups', in the section about axiomatic sheaf theory (page 178), when establishing the conditions necessary for the existence of a ...
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1answer
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Does anyone understand the notation in this equation for the sheafification of a presheaf on a site?

Hi there, I'm trying to sheafify a constant presheaf on a site, I went to http://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/sheafification, but can't understand the notation in the equation for W (in the proof for ...
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The tangent bundle to an infinite-dimensional manifold

Suppose that $A,B$ are smooth ($\mathrm C^\infty$) manifolds, and denote by $\hom(A,B)$ the set of $\mathrm C^\infty$-maps $A \to B$. It is a perfectly well-defined set, but often one wants more. ...
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Exercise concerning locally constant presheaves [closed]

Let $\mathscr{F}$ be a presheaf of abelian groups on some topological space $X$. We say that $\mathscr{F}$ is locally constant if there exists an open cover $\mathcal{U}$ of $X$ (i.e. ...
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Locally constant sheaves for the étale topology, lack of intuition about “étale-localness”

I have started studying some ├ętale cohomology and I am trying to build up some intuition about the concept of local for the ├ętale topology. I can understand some nice examples (like Kummer exact ...
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The single-plus construction is not the left adjoint of the inclusion of separated presheaves?

Convention: Before I start, please note that it is not going to be sufficient to assume that the topology is subcanonical or that the site $C$ has finite limits, since the application I have in mind ...
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Topologies (and sheaves) on Cat and CAT

I've been wondering lately what sort of Grothendieck (pre)topologies there are on $Cat$ (the category of small categories) and $CAT$ (the v. large category of large categories - to forestall criticism ...
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1answer
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Automorphisms of constant sheaves

Let E be a Grothendieck topos, such as the category of sheaves of sets on a topological space. Then there is a unique geometric morphism $(\Delta \dashv \Gamma)\colon E\to \mathrm{Set}$, where ...
3
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Colimits of covers

Suppose I have category $C$ equipped with a Grothendiek pretopology of covers, and let $y:C \to Sh(C)$ be the Yoneda embedding into sheaves and $y/c:C/c \to Sh(C)/y(c)\cong Sh(C/c)$. How can I show ...
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283 views

Equivalence of two definitions of sheaves on a site

I'd like to prove that two definitions of sheaves on a site are equivalent, but I'm having trouble proving one direction. Let $C$ be a category with pullbacks. Let $(C,T)$ be a site defined through a ...
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Derived categories of coherent sheaves: suggested references?

I am interested in learning about the derived categories of coherent sheaves, the work of Bondal/Orlov and T. Bridgeland. Can someone suggest a reference for this, very introductory one with least ...
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1answer
249 views

Realizing a restriction as direct/inverse image of sheaves

Consider the inclusion $j$ of ${\mathbb{R}}$ as the real axis of ${\mathbb{C}}$. On ${\mathbb{C}}$ I have a real polynomial algebra ${\mathbb{R}}[x,\bar{x}]$, where $\bar{x}$ denotes conjugation. ...
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Are sieves in locally small categories still sets?

In "Sheaves in Geometry and Logic", M&M define a sieve of an object $C$ as a downward-closed set of arrows $S$ with codomain $C$. They go on to say that for a locally small category, a sieve of ...
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1answer
661 views

Understanding the etale space construction from a formal viewpoint

Suppose I have a topological space $X$. Let $\mathcal{O}(X)$ denote the poset of open subsets. There is a canonical functor $\mathcal{O}(X) \to Top/X$ which sends an open $U \in \mathcal{O}(X)$ to $U ...
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1answer
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How is the right adjoint $f_*$ to the inverse image functor $f^*$ described for functor categories $Set^C$, $Set^D$ and $f : C \to D$

For $C,D$ small categories, and $f : C \to D$ a functor between them, there is a precomposition, or "inverse image", functor $f^* = (-) \circ f : Set^D \to Set^C$. It has a left and a right adjoint. ...
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Is the dual notion of a presheaf useful?

It seems that there is a common theme in mathematics where, if we want to find out about a category C, then we look at $\hat{C}$ (the category of contravariant functors from $C$ to $Set$). There are ...
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2answers
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Describing global sections of sheafifications

Recently on glancing through Hartshorne's description of Cartier divisors I started pondering the definition of sheafification which led me to a question I can't answer. Neither can I find a ...