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Derived categories of singular varieties

Given my limited knowledge on derived categories, all the results on derived categories of complex of bounded sheaves are build upon smooth varieties, and people literally avoid singular case (as in ...
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Is the injective structure on unbounded chain complexes simplicial?

In Mark Hovey's article Model category structures on chain complexes of sheaves (arXiv:math/9909024) a model structure on the category $Ch(A)$ of unbounded chain complexes for a Grothendieck abelian ...
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semiorthogonal decomposition

We consider $\mathbb{P}^1$ and the semiorthogonal decomposition $<\mathcal{O},\mathcal{O}(1)>=D^b(\mathbb{P}^1)$. Let $x$ be a closed point and $k(x)$ the corresponding skyscraper sheaf. Every ...
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Is there a blow-up formula for the derived category of a singular ambient variety?

For a nonsingular variety sitting inside a nonsingular ambient variety there is a semi-orthogonal decomposition of the derived category of the blow-up (with center that subvariety). What can be said ...
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Could we construct the Jacobian variety of a smooth curve $C$ with genus $>2$ from its derived category $D(C)$?

Let's consider a smooth curve $C$ over $\mathbb{C}$. We know that the Jacobian variety $Jac(C)$ of $C$ is the moduli space of the degree $0$ line bundles on $C$. $Jac(C)$ is an abelian variety of ...
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injective dimension of dualizing complex

Let $R$ be a balanced dualizing complex of a Noetherian connected graded algebras $A$. Dose one always have $\text{id}_A R = \text{id}_{A^{op}} R$? Thanks a lot.
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The associated graded of a mixed Hodge module

Unfortunately this question will be a bit vague, since the question revolves around a memory of something I may have heard in a talk (long time ago). Let $X$ be a smooth complex variety. Let $MHM(X)$ ...
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Formality of classifying spaces (for not necessarily connected groups)

As should be evident from the title this question has a similar flavor to: Formality of classifying spaces However, unlike Geordie's question, I will be working with torsion free coefficients (say ...
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Could we extend the Atiyah class to the sheaf of poly-vector fields to get a Poisson bracket?

Let $X$ be a complex manifold and $TX$ its tangent bundle. The Atiyah class $\alpha(E)\in \text{Ext}^1(E\otimes TX, E)$ for a vector bundle $E$ is defined to be the obstruction of the global existence ...
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Can we define the tensor product in the derived category $D^b_{\text{coh}}(X)$ just from $D^b_{\text{coh}}(X)$ in certain cases?

This question arise from the comparision of the reconstruction theorems of Bondal-Orlov and Balmer and is inspired by Shizhuo Zhang's mathoverflow question: How to unify various reconstruction ...
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What is the relation between the Lie bracket on $TX$ as commutator and that coming from the Atiyah class?

Let X be a complex manifold and $TX$ its tangent bundle. The Atiyah class $\alpha(E)\in \text{Ext}^1(E\otimes TX, E)$ for a vector bundle $E$ is defined to be the obstruction of the global existence ...
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Balanced dualizing complexes according to A. Yekutieli

I am reading A. Yekutieli's original article on dualizing complexes for noncommutative algebras and I found a problem I cannot solve. First, some background. We start with a field $k$ and a ...
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The Hochschild cohomology of a variety “with coefficient” in a vector bundle

This question is related to one of my previous question Do we have the following isomorphism for $\mathcal{Ext}$? Let $X$ be a smooth variety (over $\mathbb{C}$) and $\Delta: X \rightarrow X \times ...
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Continuity of constructible derived category

Let $X_0$ be a variety over $\mathbb F_q$. Denote by $X_n$ its basechange to $\mathbb F_{q^n}$ and let $X=\lim X_n$ be its basechange to the algebraic closure $\overline{\mathbb F}_q$. Let ...
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Does Wolbert's derived equivalence between $E_*^R$-local $R$-modules and $R_E$-modules come from a Quillen equivalence?

Let $R$ be a ring spectrum (in the world of EKMM $S$-modules) and let $E$ be a smashing $R$-module. Denote by $R_E$ the $E_*$-localization of $R$. By a theorem of Wolbert (Theorem 2 in Classifying ...
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A naive question on eigensheaves for group actions on derived categories

In this Mathoverflow question, Examples of Eigensheaves outside of langlands, David Ben-Zvi says " Given a G -space X you can recover quasicoherent sheaves on X from sheaves on X/G (ie equivariant ...
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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 ...