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Why is proving fully-faithfulness of an integral functor locally analytically sufficient?

More than once I've come across a statement in a paper about derived categories in which it says something to the effect of "in order to prove that $\Phi:D^b(X)\rightarrow D^b(Y)$ is fully-faithful we ...
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Homotopy-theoretic derived Morita equivalences

Recall that two $k$-algebras $A, B$ are Morita equivalent iff their categories of left modules are equivalent. However, this relation turns out to be rather fine and one introduces a coarser ...
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why is the homological projective dual of this Lefschetz decomposition non-commutative?

I am reading these notes of an excellent course by Kuznetsov on Homological Projective Duality. On page 10 there is Example 1''. One starts with projective space, endowed with the identity embedding ...
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Is this a description of the $\aleph_1$-localizing subcategory generated by a compact generator?

This should be obvious but I'm not seeing it: The $\mathfrak T$ be a triangulated category with coproducts and with a compact generator $A$ (that is, the functor $\mathfrak T(A,\_)$ preserves ...
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How can one interpret homology and Stokes' Theorem via derived categories?

I am very far removed from being an expert on derived categories. Every few months, however, I read a different introductory text with the hope that eventually I will have some basic grasp on this ...
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When an exact embedding of abelian categories induces a full embedding of their derived categories?

Let $F:A\to A'$ be a (full) exact embedding of abelian categories. When $D(F):D(A)\to D(A')$ (or its bounded version) is a full embedding also? I would be interested in any necessary or sufficient ...
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Derived categories of toric varieties and convex geometry

Toric varieties and convex polyhedra are intimately connected. Some of this can be found in standard text books (the connection between divisors and mixed volumes seems to be a popular example). One ...
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Derived category of toroidal varieties

This question comes from the first reduction step of Theorem 4.2 of Kawamata's paper on K-equivalent implies D-equivalent on toroidal varieties. But my question has little to do with this theorem. A ...
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Model structure on the category of chain complexes in an abelian category gives rise to the derived category

Let $\mathcal A$ be an abelian category with enough projectives. Consider a morphism $f \colon X^\bullet \longrightarrow Y^\bullet$ in the category $C(\cal A)$ of chain complexes in $\mathcal A$. Is ...
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admissible subcategories over non algebraically closed fields

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a field $k$ and $D^b(X)$ its bounded derived category. Let $\bar{X}$ the base change to $\bar{k}$. Let $A$ be a triangulated subcategory of $D^b(X)$ that ...
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How do I find abelian subcategories of periodic triangulated categories?

If $T$ is a triangulated category, then the formalism of $t$-structures gives a way to find abelian subcategories inside. You're supposed to find two strictly full subcategories, $T^{\le 0}, T^{\ge ...
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Bondal counter example to the Jordan-Holder property in derived categories

Can anybody give me the reference where this counter-example is explained in detail?. Consists on the following Bondal considered a quiver $Q$ with some relations and proved that $D(Q)$ has two ...
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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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Uniqueness of the canonical etale coverings

This is a construction [Definition 6.1] given in the paper D-equivalence and K-equivalence by Kawamata. Let $X$ be a normal quasiprojective variety such that the canonical divisor $K_X$ is a ...
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Derived equivalence of two varieties which are isomorphism over certain open subvarieties

Let $X,Y$ be varieties over $\mathbb{C}$, and $D(X),D(Y)$ be the derived categories of bounded complex of coherent sheaves. Let $U \subset X, V \subset Y$ be open subvarieties, and let $X-U, Y-V$ have ...
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Commutativity of Tor

Let $A$ be a commutative ring with $1$ and $M,N$ be $A$-modules. Can you give a quick proof that $\textrm{Tor}_i(M,N) \cong \textrm{Tor}_i(N, M)$ using derived categories? In his Homological algebra ...
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Additive functors and Derived Categories

I have been learning about derived categories from Hartshorne's "Residues and Duality". One of the main theorems, as it is presented there seems to be the canonical isomorphism $RF \circ RG \cong R(F ...
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is the orthogonal complement of a saturated sequence saturated?

Suppose I have a smooth projective variety $X$, and a semi-orthogonal decomposition of its bounded derived category: $$D^b(X)= < A, E_1, E_2, ... , E_n >$$ where the $E_i$ are fully faithful, ...
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morphism of injective objects

Let $A,B$ be two bounded below complexes in module category, and $A \longrightarrow I$ (resp. $B \longrightarrow J$) a injective resolution. If $f: A \longrightarrow B$ is a morphism of complexes. My ...
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A statement for a triangulated category generated by a subset

Let $D$ be a triangulated category (the triangulated category in my mind is $D^{b}(X)$, that is the derived category of bounded complex of coherent sheaves on a smooth projective variety), $A \subset ...
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Calculate $Hom$ in derived category

Suppose $X$ is a smooth variety over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $K^{b}(X)$ be the homotopy category of bounded complex of coherent sheaves, and $D^{b}(X))$ be the derived category of bounded complex of ...
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McKay correspondence and tensor products

The theorem of Bridgeland-King-Reid says that if $M$ is a smooth quasi-projective complex variety of dimension at most $3$ on which a finite group $G$ acts such that the canonical sheaf $\omega_M$ is ...
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Compact generator of $D(\mathbb{P}^1)$

I suppose that Beilinson's compact generator (and, in fact, tilting object) $\mathcal{O} \oplus \mathcal{O}(1)$ in $D(\mathbb{P}^1)$ is the most well known example. I have the following simple ...
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what are mutations of sheaves all about?

Suppose I have a smooth projective variety $X$ and a semi-orthogonal decomposition of its bounded derived category of coherent sheaves $D^b(X)$. Then I can apply right or left mutations to the full ...
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What is the structure of the stack of complexes supported in dimension less than r?

Let $X$ be something. (smooth and projective variety over C are my assumptions) The stack $M$ parameterising coherent sheaves on $X$ splits as a disjoint union of open and closed substacks $M_\alpha$, ...
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Definition of derived category of a stack

In their book, Bernstein an Lunts define the equivariant derived category in several ways. One can be expressed as follows: Let $X$ be a say complex variety with an action by an algebraic group $G$. ...
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Are constructible derived categories invariant up to weak homotopy equivalence?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two topological spaces and $R$ be commutative ring. Let $D_c^b(X, R)$ and $D_c^b(Y,R)$ be their respective bounded derived categories of constructible sheaves of $R$-modules. I ...
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Recovering an abelian category out of its derived category

I'm trying to learn more about derived category stuff and my curiosity has made me to ask these questions. Sorry if I'm being sloppy, I'm a new learner. In Wikipedia it has been stated that since ...
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Examples of tilting objects that don't come from exceptional sequences

This is a question on geometric tilting theory. On smooth projective variety it is possible to define in general tilting object as perfect complex that satisfy some properties, but are there examples ...
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Not isomorphic varieties with isomorphic tilting algebras

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a field, than tilting object $T$ on $X$ is a perfect complex that is a compact generator of the derived category $\operatorname{D}(QCoh(X))$ and satisfies ...
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A question on the “natural metric” on the space of Bridgeland stability condition

I have a question on the "natural metric" on the space of Bridgeland stability condition. A stability condition $\sigma=(Z,\mathcal{P})$ on a triangulated category $\mathcal{D}$ consists of a linear ...
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Recovering torsion in singular homology from cplx of singular chains

For a simply connected simplicial complex, a theorem of Whitehead (Derived categories for the working mathematician, bottom of page 2) explains that the associated chain complexes with coefficients in ...
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Evens norm as a derived functor

In the theory of cohomology of groups there are several important maps between cohomologies: restriction, inflation, transfer and Evens norm. The first three of them can be clearly seen on the level ...
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descent of a complex of sheaves

Let X a projective variety over an algebraically closed field on which an abelian variety $A$ acts freely. Then $X/A$ is a projective variety. Let $f:X\rightarrow X/A$ Let $K\in D_{c}^{\leq ...
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On the derived category of constructible étale sheaves

The derived category $D^{\flat}_{c}(X,R)$ of constructible sheaves of $R$-modules on $X_{et}$ is defined as the full subcategory of $D^b(X,R)$ whose cohomology sheaves are all constructible. Clearly, ...
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Geometric intuition behind perverse coherent sheaves?

I would like to know an intuition behind perverse coherent sheaves. I am aware that it is induced by a heart of another t-structure on the derived category. Are there any better, probably more ...
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Derived category of varieties and derived category of quiver algebras

I have heard that derived category of coherent sheaves $\mathrm{Coh}(X)$ on any Fano varieties $X$ may be realized as derived category $\mathrm{Coh}(\mathrm{Rep}(Q,W))$ of representation of quiver $Q$ ...
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The derived category of the heart of a t-structure

Suppose $\mathcal{D}$ is a triangulated category and that we are given a $t$-structure $(\mathcal{D}^{\leq 0},\mathcal{D}^{\geq 0})$ on $\mathcal{D}$. The heart of the $t$-structure, ...
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Periodicity Theorem for D(R)

For a derived category of a Noetherian ring (or perhaps more generally), can we talk about a Periodicity Theorem? We have Thick Subcategory Theorems and Nilpotence Theorems (HPS 91) for D(R), and in ...
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Why are derived categories natural places to do deformation theory?

It seems to me that a lot of people do deformation theory (of schemes, sheaves, maps etc) in derived category (of an appropriate abelian category). For example, the cotangent complex of a morphism ...
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Kodaira-Spencer map as a “differential”

Using the laguage of derived category, the Kodaira-Spencer map $\kappa(x) : Ext^1_X(k(x), k(x)) \rightarrow Ext^1_X(\mathcal F_x, \mathcal F_x)$ can be described as a Fourier-Mukai transformation ...
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D(R) versus Ho(HR)?

Given an algebraic ring, how is its derived category related to the homotopy category of HR modules? Thanks. This is essentially a reference request, since I know there may be a lot (or nothing) to ...
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Theorem on composition of derived functors, question about proof

I got a question about a proof I found in Gelfand-Manin's "Methods of homological algebra" (Page 200): Theorem 1. Let $\mathcal{A}, \mathcal{B}, \mathcal{C}$ be three abelian categories, $F: ...
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Additive functors preserving quasi-isomorphism

Let $F: \mathcal{A} \rightarrow \mathcal{B}$ be an additive functor between abelian categories (with enough injectives and projectives) and $K^\cdot, L^\cdot$ objects of $\textrm{Ch}(\mathcal{A})$. ...
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Showing morphism of sheaves is zero

I work in derived category $D^b(X)$ of constructible sheaves on a reasonable space $X$. Let $j\colon U\to X$ be an open inclusion and $i\colon Y\to X$ the closed complement. Let $M,N\in D^b(X)$ and ...
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Unbounded complexes, resolutions and computation of derived functors

Hey guys, let $F: \mathcal{A} \rightarrow \mathcal{B}$ be a left exact functor between abelian categories with enough injectives, let $K \in Kom(\mathcal{A})$ be an unbounded complex, I've heard that ...
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Obtaining derived functors from derived functors of similar complexes or “bluntly truncated” unbounded complexes (without adding 0's to the left)

I don't know if I'm actually using the right terminology here, to be clear I'm going to state explicitly what I'm trying to figure out to see if I can be pointed in the right direction: Let $F: ...
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Leray degeneration for smooth projective morphisms and formality of families of compact Kähler manifolds

Let $\pi \colon X \to S$ be a smooth projective morphism of algebraic varieties, say over $\mathbf C$. By Deligne's argument ("Théorème de Lefschetz...", 1968), there is for each $i$ an injection $$ ...
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Semiorthogonal decompositions for Fano 3-folds and 4folds

Let $X$ be a projective Fano 3-fold or 4-fold and let $D^b(X)$ be the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves on $X$. For what $X$ is it known a semi orthogonal decomposition into indecomposable ...
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Stability conditions for coherent sheaves and GIT

I am learning stability conditions for derived categories of coherent sheaves, following Bridgeland, and coming from a vector bundles background. $\mu$-stability for vector bundles has a clear GIT ...