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Ext and cup products and subvarieties

I am trying to understand Remark 11.3 in Huybrechts's amazing book on derived categories (FM transforms in AG). He starts with smooth projective varieties $j\colon Y \subset X$ and aims to describe ...
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unbounded derived category of a $\infty$-topos

In HTT(Higher Topos Theory) Remark7.3.1.19, it it sketched that the proper base change theorem for $\infty$-topos implies the usual proper base change theorem in (unbounded) derived category. However, ...
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Fourier-Mukai functors being identity on objects

Let $X$ be a projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$, denote by $D^b(X)$ the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves on $X$. Suppose we have a Fourier-Mukai functor $\Phi_{X\rightarrow ...
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Derived tensor product and restriction

Let $A$ be a commutative ring, and let $B$ be a commutative $A$-algebra. We have a restriction map $(-)_A : D(B) \to D(A)$ which takes an object of the derived category of $B$-modules $M$, and ...
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Is this a definition of equivariant derived category?

Let $X$ be a topological space and $G$ be a topological group acting on $X$, both locally compact Hausdorff. Denote by $D^b(X)$ the derived category of sheaves (say of abelian groups) on $X$. We ...
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Is there any numerical obstruction for all perfect complexes on a scheme being strictly perfect?

Let $X$ be a scheme and $E^{\cdot}$ be a cochain complex of sheaves of $\mathcal{O}_X$-modules. We call $E^{\cdot}$ a strictly perfect complex if $E^{\cdot}$ is a bounded (in both direction) complex ...
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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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Why care about Fourier-Mukai partners?

Two (smooth, projective, complex?) varieties are called Fourier-Mukai partners if they have equivalent derived categories of coherent sheaves. On the other hand, my general impression is that cool ...
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A functorial isomorphism in derived category

This question is a direct continuation of Question 1 in this post: Two basic questions on derived categories Let $f\colon \mathcal{A}\to\mathcal{B}$ be a left exact functor between two abelian ...
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Two basic questions on derived categories

Let $\mathcal{A}, \mathcal{B}$ be two abelian categories with sufficiently many injective objects (in my case these are categories of sheaves of vector spaces on a manifold). Let $f_*\colon ...
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Do all full exceptional sequences of a triangulated category have the same length?

Let $\mathcal{D}$ be a $k$-linear triangulated category and $\langle E_n,E_{n-1},\ldots, E_0\rangle$ be a sequence of objects of $\mathcal{D}$. We call $\langle E_n,E_{n-1},\ldots, E_0\rangle$ an ...
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Thickness of the category of perfect complexes with finite length homology

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian local ring and let $D(R)$ be the derived category of $R$-modules. Recall that a chain complex $C_\bullet$ of modules over $R$ is called perfect if it is isomorphic ...
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Why $D^b(S)\cong D^b_{\text{Car}}(\text{cosq}(X\rightarrow S))$?

Let $p: X\rightarrow S$ be a map between topological spaces and we can construct the simplicial space $\text{cosq}(X\rightarrow S)$ where $X_0=X$, $X_1=X\times_S X$ and $$ X_n=\underbrace{ X\times_S ...
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A canonical algebra of type $(2,2,r)$ is derived equivalent to a path algebra of type $\tilde{D}_{r+2}$ (references)

According to several articles I could find, a canonical algebra of type $(2,2,r)$ is derived equivalent to a path algebra of type $\tilde{D}_{r+2}$, where $r \geq 2$. I don't know how to obtain this ...
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Idea and intuition behind Penrose transform

I would like to know what a Penrose transform is, or more precisely, what is it intended to be - I'm interested in ideas, intuition and some examples of application. My knowledge of differential ...
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Compact objects and ind-objects in triangulated categories

question : let $A$ be triangulated category compactly generated by subcategory $A^c$ of compact objects. Consider category of ind-objects $Ind(A^c)$. Is there relation between $A$ and $Ind(A^c)$? ...
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Does GKZ's reflexivity theorem imply the Plucker formula?

Let $S\subset\mathbb{P}^n$, Gelfand-Kapranov-Zelevinsky defined its dual variety $S^\vee\subset\mathbb{P}^{n^\ast}$. In this paper (http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0111179v1.pdf), the author obtained the ...
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Unbounded derived category that is not left-complete

Let me first recall some definition: Let $A$ be a Grothendieck Abelian category. Then, then category $\mathrm{Ch}(A)$ (I am using homological indexing) admits a combinatorial model structure (see for ...
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What (if anything) unifies stable homotopy theory and Grothendieck's six functors formalism?

I know of two very general frameworks for describing generalizations of what a "cohomology theory" should be: Grothendieck's "six functors", and the theory of spectra. In the former, one assigns to ...
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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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Is the homotopy category of a ring also the derived category of another ring?

Let $R$ be an associative ring. Let $K(R)$ be the category of chain complexes of $R$-modules and chain homotopy classes of maps between them, and let $D(R)$ be its localization with respect to ...
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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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Equivariant motivic sheaves

Thanks to the work of Cisinski-Deglise: http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.2110, we now have a triangulated category of `motivic sheaves' available that admits the standard yoga of the six functors. Is there ...
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Derived category of product of complex manifolds

Let $X$ and $Y$ be a compact complex manifold. Is it possible to describe the derived category $D^b(X\times Y)$ of coherent sheaves in terms of $D^b(X)$ and $D^b(Y)$? I am particularly interested in ...
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unique enhancement for derived categories

I have two questions concerning the existence and uniqueness of enhancements in the following cases: i.) Let $A$ be a finite dimensional $k$ algebra of finite global dimension. Does the triangulated ...
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Morphism between Fourier-Mukai functors implies the morphism between kernels?

Suppose $X,Y$ are smooth varieties over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $K_i \in D^b(X \times Y), i=1,2$ be objects in the derived category of bounded complex of coherent sheaves on $X \times Y$. Then there are ...
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Compact generation for modular representations

Are the derived categories of modular representations of algebraic groups compactly generated? (e.g. consider SL_2 in characteristic 2). Note modular reps of finite groups are compactly generated (by ...
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Heuristic behind the Fourier-Mukai transform

What is the heuristic idea behind the Fourier-Mukai transform? What is the connection to the classical Fourier transform? Moreover, could someone recommend a concise introduction to the subject?
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Why “Fourier”-Mukai? [duplicate]

The Fourier-Mukai functor is one of the most important tools to work with in the derived category. While it is clear why the name of S.Mukai appears there, why does Joseph Fourier appear in the name ...
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dg-flat complexes and their characters

Let $\otimes$ denotes the usual tensor products of complexes and symbols live in the category of chain complexes of $R$-modules. Let $X$ be a dg-flat complex (i.e. $X_n$ is flat for each n and ...
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Derived category of a hypersurface

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$, and $H \subset X$ be a smooth hypersurface. Many properties of an ambient variety $X$ could somehow inherit to the hypersurface $H$, I was ...
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Equivariant derived category and invariant divisor

I'm looking for a reference of the following (folklore?) result. Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety equipped with a $G=\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$ action (we consider the simplest case, everything ...
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flat descent for perverse sheaves

Let $E \in D^{b}_{c}(X,\overline{\mathbb{Q}}_{l})$ where $X$ is a $k$ scheme of finite type for a field $k$. Let $Y\rightarrow X$ a finite flat surjective morphism such that $f^{*}E$ is perverse and ...
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Equivariant Formality

Let $G$ be a finite group and $\mathcal{A}$ be a $dg$-algebra. Assume $G$ acts on $\mathcal{A}$, i.e. there exists a homomorphism $G\to {\rm Aut}_{dg}(\mathcal{A})$. Assume further there exists a ...
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Formal DG-algebras

Sorry for this question but I really have difficulties with model categories. Usually a $dg$-algebra $A$ is called formal, if there exists a $dg$-algebra $B$ and quasi-isomorphisms $$A\leftarrow B\to ...
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Injective resolution for right derived functor

This question is base on my previous question, and I repeat it here: Suppose $X$ is a projective variety and $D^{+}(X)$ is the derived cateogry of bounded below complexes of sheaf of ...
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Why is the derived tensor product only defined for bounded above derived categories?

In "Residues and Duality" by Hartshorne, the derived tensor $\otimes$ only defined for the bounded above categories (see Chapter I, section 4), that is one has $$\otimes: D^{-}(X) \times D^{-}(X) \to ...
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Topological homotopy category as derived category

In the Introduction of his Derived Categories for the working mathematician Richard Thomas mentions the following theorem of Whitehead. Suppose that $X,Y$ are simplicial complexes, then the ...
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Are $D^b_{coh}(X)$ and $D^b(Coh(X))$ derived equivalent?

Let $X$ be a variety. Let $D^b(Coh(X))$ be the derived category of bounded complexes of coherent sheaves on $X$, and $D^b_{coh}(X)$ be the derived category of bounded complexes of sheaves of ...
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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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Inverse of a tilting module

Let $k$ be a field, $A$ an associative unital $k$-algebra, $\operatorname{\mathsf{Mod}} A$ the category of left $A$-modules and $D^b(\operatorname{\mathsf{Mod}} A)$ the bounded derived category. Let ...
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generators for derived category

Let $G$ be a algabraic group $G$ over a field $k$. We denote by $D^b(\mathrm{Repr}(G))$ the derived category of finite dimensional representations. Under what kind of assmumptions one has a generating ...
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Grothendieck group of intersection of quadrics

Conjecturally, for a complete intersection $X$ the group $K_0(X)$ is finitely generated iff $H^{p,q}(X)=0$ for $p≠q$. This holds if and only if $X$ is a quadric, a cubic surface, or an ...
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Higher vanishing cycles

The generalisation of the vanishing cycle formalism in SGA 7 is apparently since the 1970's an issue, Morava mentioned a connection with Bousfield localization. I find the Morava's remarks ...
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Hodge structure of abelian surfaces

In my case, I have an abelian surface $A$ of (2,8)-polarization, and I have some finite group (may not be abelian group) $G$ acting on $A$ without fixed point. I want to understand when there is a ...
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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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Fiber functors to derived categories

Suppose that $G$ is an algebraic group over a field $k$. Then for any $k$-algebra $R$, a fiber functor from $\text{Rep}_k(G)$ to the category of projective modules over $R$ is the same as a ...
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Reconstructing the Chow ring from the derived category

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety and write $\mathbf{D}(X)$ for its triangulated category of perfect complexes of quasi-coherent sheaves. Recall that $\mathbf{D}(X)$ determines the Grothendieck ...
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Fourier-Mukai transform for abelian varieties

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over $\mathbb{C}$, $L$ be a very ample line bundle on $A$, then the dual abelian variety is $\hat{A} \cong A/K(L)$ with $K(L)$ the kernel of surjective morphism $A \to ...
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Derived Category.

Question 1: Let $X$ be a scheme. Then generally for the complex $C^{\bullet}$ in $D^b(X)$, we define $R\Gamma(C^{\bullet})\colon$ = Complex obtained by applying $\Gamma$ to the injective resolution ...