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### What are “fractional motives”?

Kirti Joshi's musings mention "fractional motives". Do you know what are they good for and what the current state of constructions is for them?
Edit: Further cases of "fractional motives" as ...

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### Are there analogues of Beilinson's conjectures for motives with coefficients?

There's a body of wisdom (following Beilinson, Bloch, Deligne, ...) relating mixed Tate motives, motivic cohomology, algebraic K-theory, special values of L-functions, and polylogarithms. My ...

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### What do you lose when passing to the motive?

I contemplated about what information about a scheme we lose when passing to its motive. I came up with the following examples:
The projective bundle of a vector bundle does only depend on the rank ...

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### Why does one invert $G_m$ in the construction of the motivic stable homotopy category?

Morel and Voevodsky construct the motivic stable homotopy category, a category through which all cohomology theories factor and where they are representable, by starting with a category of schemes, ...

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### Understanding the definition of the Lefschetz (pure effective) motive

For all those who are unlikely to have answers to my questions, I provide some
Background:
In some sense, pure motives are generalisations of smooth projective varieties. Every Weil cohomology ...

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### Why does the Gamma function satisfy a functional equation?

In question #7656, Peter Arndt asked why the Gamma function completes the Riemann zeta function in the sense that it makes the functional equation easy to write down. Several of the answers were from ...

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### constants in Gamma factors in functional equation for zeta functions.

Usually the Riemann zeta function $\zeta(s)$ gets multiplied by a "gamma factor" to give a function $\xi(s)$ satisfying a functional equation $\xi(s)=\xi(1-s)$. If I changed this gamma factor by a non-...

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### References for Artin motives

I find the following description of Artin motives in Wikipedia. Since these seem to be quite related to number theory, I am interested to learn more in that context. I request the experts available in ...

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### difference between equivalence relations on algebraic cycles

For the definitions of the equivalence relations on algebraic cycles see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adequate_equivalence_relation.
I want to know how far away from each other the equivalence ...

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### Is the scalar extension functor for Chow motives conservative?

Denote $CHM(F)$ to be the category of Chow motives over a field $F$.
Let's consider an algebraic exension $E/F$, then
there is a natural extension of scalars functor $CHM(F) \to CHM(E)$.
I was ...

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### Kunneth formula for motivic cohomology

I was wondering when the Kunneth formula holds for motivic cohomology:
$$
H^p(X,A(\alpha)) = \bigoplus_{i+j=p;\beta+\gamma = \alpha} H^j(X,A(\beta)) \otimes H^i(X,A(\gamma))
$$
where $H^p(X,A(\...

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### Néron theory for motives of arbitrary weight

SGA 7, tome 1, exp. IX, contains in its introduction and in section 13.4 remarks about ideas and conjectures of Deligne on a “théorie de Néron pour motifs de poids quelconque”. Would someone please ...

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### What is the field with one element?

I've heard of this many times, but I don't know anything about it.
What I do know is that it is supposed to solve the problem of the fact that the final object in the category of schemes is one-...

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### ubiquitous quantum cohomology

Manin stressed that every projective scheme should have a quantum-cohomology structure. I'd like to know more about that. And since the varieties considered in texts about monodromy resp. vanishing ...

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### What's the “Yoga of Motives”?

There are some things about geometry that show why a motivic viewpoint is deep and important. A good indication is that Grothendieck and others had to invent some important and new algebraico-...

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### Solving “a, b, a+b have given divisors” problem

I've read an interesting article, math.NT/0409456 where you're just trying to solve a simple problem:
For a given (finite) set of primes S find all solutions to an equation ...

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### Kato's log motives

What are they and what are their intended uses? Does anyone have notes/slides of this talk?
I am curious about "log motives" because there seems to exist a "log motivic yoga" among experts in ...

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### Spectrum of the Grothendieck ring of varieties

Here's a problem that may ultimately require just simple algebraic-geometry skills to be solved, or perhaps it's very deep and will never be solved at all. From the comments, some literature and my ...