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modular forms, invertible sheaves, and quotients

I'm very confused about some contradicatory statements, and I hope someone can help me clarify this. Let $\Gamma$ be a congruence subgroup. It is well known that modular forms of weight $k$ for ...
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Descent of functions along finite birational morphisms

Let $A\to B$ be a morphism of (unitary commutative) rings such that $B$ is module-finite over $A$ and there exists $f\in A$ which is a nonzerodivisor in $A$ and in $B$, with $A[1/f]\to B[1/f]$ an ...
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Representable torsors on geometric groupoid

Let $(C,\tau,\mathbb P)$ be a geometric context, as defined by Toen and Vezzosi. Let $(X_1\rightrightarrows X_0)$ be a groupoid object in $C$ such that the source and target morphisms are in $\mathbb ...
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Descend of etale morphism

I am not sure whether the title is appropriate for this question or not. I am sorry if there is anyone who is confused with the title and the contents. What I want to ask is the following: let $k$ be ...
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Which morphisms of ring spectra are of effective descent for modules?

There is a well understood bifibration of $\infty$-categories over the $\infty$-category of commutative ring spectra whose fiber over a ring $R$ is the category of $R$-module spectra. This is in ...
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Pure morphisms which are not faithfully flat

Joyal and Tierney proved that morphisms of rings which are of effective descent are exactly those morphisms $\phi:R\to S$ such that $\phi$ presents $S$ as a pure $R$-module. Grothendieck had ...
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Why does the first Cech cohomology classify twisted forms?

Suppose I have a faithfully flat cover of schemes $\phi:X\to Y$, and a sheaf $F$ on $Y$. I might be interested in so-called ``twisted forms for $F$." That is, sheaves $F'$ on $Y$ such that ...
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Higher Descent Cohomology

Descent cohomology for a comonad is defined at degrees 0 and 1 by Mesablishvili in his paper "On Descent Cohomology" (as well as by many other authors in many other contexts). For a comonad $\bot$ on ...
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How is a descent datum the same as a comodule structure?

For a homomorphism of commutative rings $f:R\to S$, there are at least two notions of a descent datum for this map. One of these is to be an $S$-module $M$, with an isomorphism $M\otimes_R S\cong ...
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Pullback as a local property

Given a commutative square in a nice category, say, manifolds $Mfd$. Suppose all edges are submersions (I guess transverse should be OK), then the square is a pullback if and only if it locally is, ...
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fpqc stackification

I am reading Lurie's Tannakian paper (http://www.math.harvard.edu/~lurie/papers/Tannaka.pdf) and I am confused about one point. At the end of page 3 he defines a stack-hom in any topos, which is ...
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Counter-example to faithfully flat descent

I am looking for a counter example to the fact that a faithfully flat morphism is an effective descent morphism for the category of quasi-coherent sheaves when one forgets the quasi-compact ...
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On divisorial correspondences between curves

Assume we are given two smooth curves $C_1$ and $C_2$ over an algebraically closed field $k$. It is known that divisorial correspondences between them correspond to homomorphisms between their ...
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Galois descent for semilinear endomorphisms

Let $K \subset L$ be a finite Galois extension, $\sigma$ an automorphism of $L$ (not necessarily fixing $K$) and let $E$ be a finite-dimensional vector space over $L$ together with an $\sigma$-linear ...
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what is Deligne's cohomological descent (and what are some examples)

As far as I understand Deligne's far reaching generalisation of Čech cohomology is called cohomological descent and is used to endow any variety with a (mixed) Hodge structure. Again, AFAIU, the idea ...
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cech cohomology in topos

Hi, The following result seems to be well known, but I can't come up with a proof. Suppose that $C$ is a topos and that $F\to G$ is an effective epimorphism in $C$. If $P$ is any abelian sheaf on ...
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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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How does descent theory imply a sheaf is a scheme?

I've noticed that often authors will comment that "descent theory" shows that some sheaf in the étale topology is actually a scheme. I was wondering what result in descent theory actually implies ...
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Can we describe equivariant vector bundles of free group action in terms of descent theory (Barr-Beck theorem)?

It is well known that for a compact topological group $G$ acts (say, from the right) freely on a compact space $X$. Then the category of equivariant complex vector bundles on $X$, $\text{Vect}_G(X)$, ...
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A small detail in Neron Models (Bosch-Lütkebohmert-Raynaud) on descent theory

My question is about a small detail on page 132 of the above-mentioned book. Let $R'$ be a faithfully flat $R$ algebra and $M'$ a $R'$-module. Let $\varphi: p_1^* M' \cong p_2^* M'$ be a covering ...
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Les deux théorèmes d'existence en théorie formelle des modules

In Exposé 195 of the Séminaire Bourbaki, Grothendieck states the following two theorems of non-flat descent. Theorem 1. Let $\Lambda$ be a noetherian ring and $C$ the category of ...
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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 ...
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classify \mu_n torsors

Recently I read in Milne's book "etale cohomology" that the set $H^1(X,\mu_n)$ ($X$ a scheme, $n$ a nature number, the cohomology is flat cohomology) can be described as the set of pairs $(L,\phi)$, ...
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References to SGA 8 and descent theory

In Geometric Invariant Theory, by Mumford, Fogarty, and Kirwan, if there is a mention of descent theory, it almost always comes along with a reference to SGA 8, Theorem 5.2 (see the end of the proof ...
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Classification of principal G-bundles over a differentiable stack

According to "Notes on differentiable stacks" by Heinloth, the classifying stack will also classify $G$-bundles on stacks. (Remark 2.13) (Here $G$ is a Lie group.) My questions are: (1) What ...
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Noetherian descent extension for a given ring

For a homomorphism of rings $R \to S$, the following are equivalent: a) $(-) \otimes_R S : \mathrm{Mod}(R) \to \mathrm{Mod}(S)$ reflects isomorphisms b) $R \to S$ satisfies effective descent with ...
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Galois cohomology of generic points of formal completions (of components of a hypercovering of the subvariety): examples or general statements?

Let $Y$ be a closed smooth subvariety in a (smooth) affine variety $X$. What can one say about the etale cohomology of the generic points of the formal completion of $X$ along $Y$ i.e. about the ...
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Weil's descent criteria for covers from the critereon for varieties?

I have read several articles which use a version of the Weil decent criterion for covers, but the reference is always to Weil's original paper (1956 - The field of definition of a variety). I would ...
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Intersections of components of 'simple' ('local") Zariski coverings

I would like to study the ordered Cech cohomology with respect to a Zariski covering of a variety. I can pass to the limit with respect to refinements; the components of the 'limit covering' will be ...
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Ordered Cech(-like) complexes that compute etale cohomology (of fields!)

It is well known (cf. Equivalence of ordered and unordered cech cohomology. ) that for 'usual' topologies one can compute the cohomology of sheaves either using unordered Cech complexes or ordered ...
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Are associated bundles representable in schemes?

I have seen the following claim without proof in more than one paper, but it is sufficiently general that I suspect it is stated too strongly to be true: Let $G$ be an affine group scheme (say, ...
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Schemes do not form a stack in the etale topology?

As I understand, one of the reasons for "bootstrapping" to the category of algebraic spaces before constructing the category of Artin stacks is that algebraic spaces form a stack in the etale (at ...
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Twisted forms and $\check{H}^1$

I am reading Milne's Étale cohomology, III.4. A twisted form of an object $Y$ (a scheme, a sheaf of modules, of algebras...) over a scheme $X$ is an object $Y'$ such that there exists a covering in ...
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when a section descends?

Let $C$ be a (reduced, possibly reducible, complex) projective singular curve. Let $\nu: C'\to C$ a finite surjective birational morphism. (For example the normalization, but could be some ...
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Homotopical descent information contained in the Dwyer-Kan function complexes of a presheaf category?

Recall that the category of sheaves on some site $C$ equipped with a grothendieck topology $\tau$ is equivalent to the localization of the category of presheaves $W^{-1}Psh(C)$ at $W$ where $W$ is the ...
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Descent of closed subschemes over finite fields

Let $p$ be a prime number, and $k$ a finite field with $q=p^n$ elements. Let $X$ be a scheme over $k$ and denote by $X'$ its base change to an algebraic closure $\bar k$ of $k$. Denote by ...
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Riccati differential equation and descent

I am currently trying to understand Euler's article E71 on the Riccati differential equation and its connection with continued fractions. Apparently Daniel Bernoulli had shown that the equation $$ y' ...
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Do coequalizers in RingSpc automatically lead to descent?

I'm currently interested in the following result: Let $f: X \to Y$ be a fpqc morphism of schemes. Then there is an equivalence of categories between quasi-coherent sheaves on $Y$ and "descent data" ...
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What is descent theory?

I read the article in wikipedia, but I didn't find it totally illuminating. As far as I've understood, essentially you have a morphism (in some probably geometrical category) $Y \rightarrow X$, where ...
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Cohomology of sheaves in different Grothendieck topologies

Suppose I have a sheaf $\mathcal{F}$ on the (small) étale site over $X$. By restriction, $\mathcal{F}$ is also a sheaf on $X$ (with the Zariski topology). When is it that the sheaf cohomologies (i.e. ...
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Simplifying the definition of a geometric context using sieves?

On Pages 1-3 of Cours 2 of Toën's Master Course on Stacks, he defines the notion of a Geometric context with a rather extensive list of axioms (they take up about two pages over and above the ...
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Looking for reference talking about relationship between descent theory and cohomological descent

I am now taking a course focusing on triangulated geometry. The professor has formulated the Beck's theorem for Karoubian triangulated category. The proof is very simple. Just using the universal ...
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Frobenius Descent

Let $S$ be a scheme of positive characteristic $p$ and $X$ a smooth $S$-scheme. Let $F:X\rightarrow X^{(p)}$ denote the relative Frobenius. A result by Cartier (often called Cartier descent or ...
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Does projectiveness descend along field extensions?

Background: Properness is a much more robust notion than projectiveness. For example, properness descends along arbitrary fpqc covers (see, for example, Vistoli's Notes on Grothendieck topologies, ...