The first purpose of schemes theory is the geometrical study of solutions of algebraic systems of equations, not only over the real/complex numbers, but also over integer numbers (and more generally over any commutative ring with 1).It was finalized by Alexandre GROTHENDIECK, during the 1950's and ...

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On Q-Cartier Divisors

I have my question on Q-Cartier Weil divisor. People say $D$ is Q-Cartier divisor if $nD$ is Cartier for some $n \geq 1$. Especially for $n > 1$, I have never seen the `rigorous' definition of ...
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Evaluation maps for moduli of stable maps

Let $\overline{M}_{0,n}(\mathbb{P}^N,d)$ be the moduli space of stable maps of degree $d$ from curves of genus zero with $n$-marked points to $\mathbb{P}^N$. Consider the product of the evaluation ...
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completion of non-finitely generated ideal

Let consider $A=k[x_{1},x_{2}...]$, the polynomial ring with countably many indeterminates. Then we can consider the completion ...
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Advantages of intersection theory on stacks [closed]

Suppose we have an algebraic stack that happens to be a scheme. Do we gain anything by doing intersection theory on it as stack instead of as a scheme? Do we have a finer understanding of some ...
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going down theorem

Typical maps that satisfy "going down theorem" are flat morphisms and integral extensions of normal rings that are integral. Let $Spec(B)\rightarrow Spec(A)$ be a finite type morphism of k-noetherian ...
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Are the fibers of this morphism geometrically regular?

Let $A\rightarrow B$ be a local morphism of complete noetherian rings making $B$ a formally smooth $A$-algebra. Does the induced morphism $\textrm{Spec}(B)\to\textrm{Spec}(A)$ have geometrically ...
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dimension of a scheme and degree of an L-function [closed]

I try to understand correctly the notion of scheme, as Serre in the second volume of his Oeuvres defines zeta and L-functions in this context. What seems interesting to me is that he states a theorem ...
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Pro-constructible subset of scheme intersects very dense subsets?

Let $X$ be a scheme, let $D$ be a very dense subset of $X$ and let $Y$ be a pro-constructible subset of $X$. Is it true that $Y \cap D \neq \emptyset$? If $Y$ is just constructible, this is true. ...
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normality of truncated arc space

Let $X=Spec(A)$, with $A$ a normal $k$-algebra of finite type, $k$ is a field. For any integer $n$, let $X(k[t]/(t^{n}))$ the $n$-th truncated arc space, is it also normal? Same question for ...
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Weierstrass division theorem for henselian rings

Let $A$ be an henselian local noetherian ring. There is an old result of Lafon ("Anneaux henséliens et théorème de préparation" (1967)), which says that if $A$ is analytically normal and of ...
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Artin approximation of a diagram

Let consider $f:(X,x)\to (Z,z)$ and $g:(Y,y)\to (Z,z)$ morphisms of pointed $k$-schemes of finite type ($k$ is a field). Suppose that there exists a map on the level of formal neighborhoods ...
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closed subscheme associated to a closed rigid subspace

Let me start by saying that I know almost nothing about rigid geometry and I have no idea whether my question is easy or not. Start with a ring $R$ which is local, complete for the topology defined ...
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What if the base change of an algebraic space is representable

Let $k\subset L$ be an extension of fields of characteristic zero. Suppose that $X/k$ is an algebraic space such that $X\otimes_k L$ is representable by a finite type $L$-scheme. I am sure there are ...
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Is the functor of points of a scheme cofinally small?

Background: In functorial algebraic geometry one would like to consider the category of all functors $\mathsf{CRing} \to \mathsf{Set}$ and define/characterize the category of schemes as a full ...
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on the local structure of schemes

Let $X$ be an integral finite type scheme over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $x\in X$, such that there exists a neighborhood $U$ of $x$, such that the sheaf of differentials $\Omega^{1}_{U}$ decomposes into: ...
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Stable Lefschetz fibrations

Let $S$ be a non-singular complex projective surface, then construct the Lefschetz fibration $\pi:\widetilde S\longrightarrow\mathbb P^1$ associated to $S$ (we have a birational morphism ...
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(Affine) Schemes and the point of view of morphisms with values in a field

Let $A$ be a commutative ring with unity. If $\varphi_1 : A \rightarrow K_1$ and $\varphi_2 : A \rightarrow K_2$ are ring morphisms from $A$ to fields, $\varphi_1$ and $\varphi_2$ are said to ...
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Push-forward of a quasi-coherent graded algebra under a proper map

Let $f\colon X \rightarrow Y$ be a proper morphism with $Y$ Noetherian (and even affine, if you wish), and let $\mathscr{A} = \bigoplus_{n \ge 0} \mathscr{A}_n$ be a quasi-coherent graded ...
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Relative identity component for group algebraic spaces

Let $S$ be a locally noetherian scheme and let $G$ be a separated and smooth $S$-group algebraic space of finite presentation. Does there exist an open sub-(group algebraic space) $G^0 \subset G$ ...
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Covering a finite set of points of height 1 by an affine open

Let $R$ be a Noetherian ring and let $X$ be a finite type, separated $R$-scheme that is normal and integral. Let $x_1, \dotsc, x_n \in X$ be points of height $1$. Does there exist an open affine $U ...
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Affine communication lemma and finite limits in the category of rings

Let $X$ be a scheme and $\mathrm{Spec}(B) = V \subseteq X$ be an open affine subset. When using the affine communication lemma (c.f. Theorem 6.3.2, Vakil's notes, Foundations of Algebraic Geometry), ...
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Smoothness and smoothness over formal neighborhood

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a locally finitely presented map. Let $x\in X$ and $y=f(x)$. We assume that the map on the level of fomal neighborhoods $X_{x}\rightarrow Y_{y}$ is formally smooth, can we find ...
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Does every relative curve have a Picard scheme?

More precisely: Let $X \to S$ be a smooth proper morphism of schemes such that the geometric fibers are integral curves of genus $g$. Must the fppf relative Picard functor $\operatorname{\bf ...
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motivic integration and jacobian ideal

When we consider the change of variables in motivic integration, we have a birational map $f:Y\rightarrow X$ with Y smooth and we have to consider two invariants the order of the Jacobian ideal of $X$ ...
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on lifting elements in a tangent space

Let X a normal integral scheme over a base field scheme, assumedd to be singular and an integer $n$ Let $\mathcal{O}=k[[t]]$, we consider the arc space $X(\mathcal{O})$ which is a $k$- pro-scheme and ...
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Some questions about ruled surfaces defined over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$

definitions: A non-singular complex projective surface $S$ is a ruled surface if it is birationally equivalent to $C\times_{\text{Spec} \mathbb C}\mathbb P^1_{\mathbb C}$ where $C$ is a non-singular ...
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When the contraction is a morphism defined over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$

Suppose that $S$ is a complex projective surface defined over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$, namely there exists a surface $S_{\overline{\mathbb Q}}$ over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$ such that: ...
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About $\mathbb P^1_\mathbb C$ contained in a surface

Suppose that $X$ is a non-singular projective surface over $\mathbb {\overline Q}$ ( $X$ is a $\mathbb {\overline Q}$-scheme...) and suppose that there is an embedding: $$j:\mathbb P^1_{\mathbb ...
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Minimal model of a non-singular complex projective surface defined over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$

Suppose that $S$ is a non-singular complex projective surface that is defined over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$, namely $S\cong\text{Proj}\frac{\mathbb C[T_1,T_2,\ldots,T_n]}{(f_1,\ldots,f_n)}$ where $f_i$ ...
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Flatness of Normalization of regular schemes

I have a followup to the following question: Flatness of normalization. Suppose that $X$ is a regular scheme (of finite type over a $\mathbb{C}$ if one wants) and $X'$ is the normalization of $X$ in ...
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Can we classify reductive group schemes over curves

Let $C$ be a smooth quasi-projective connected curve over the complex numbers. Can one classify all reductive group schemes over $C$? Certainly, you have the trivial ones (coming from pulling-back ...
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Can the Grothendieck ring of varities over a field $k$ be defined for non separated schemes?

The Grothendieck ring of varieties over a field $k$ is the abelian group generated by isomorphim classes $[X]$ of separated, reduced $k$-schemes $X$ of finite type with the relation $[X]=[Y] + ...
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Tannaka categories and reductive groups

The group associated to a Tannaka category $T$ over a field is pro-reductive if and only if $T$ is semi-simple. Pro-reductive groups make sense over any scheme. Is there an extension of the theory ...
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infinite dimensional germs of schemes and tangent spaces

(The question of the type "how to define?") Let $(R,\mathfrak{m})$ be a local ring over a field $k$ of zero characteristic. Consider the matrices over this ring, $Mat(m,R)$. I think of $Mat(m,R)$ as ...
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curve through a point avoiding an hypersurface

Let $H$ be a closed hypersurface in $\mathbb{A}^{n}$, $n$ big enough over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $U$ be the complementary open subset. Let $x\in H$, Is it possible to find an curve ...
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Existence of affine hulls

(This question is inspired by Matthieu Romagny's answer to my previous question about base change properties of affine hulls.) Given a scheme $S$, it is well-known (cf. EGA I.9.1.21) that the ...
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Affine hulls and base change

Let $S$ be a scheme. We consider the functor, called affine hull, from the category of quasicompact and quasiseparated $S$-schemes to the category of affine $S$-schemes, defined as a left adjoint to ...
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Weil restriction

I've already asked a similar question in SE, without success, so I've decided to post here a more general version of my question. Let $f: Y \to X$ be a finite etale morphism of smooth proper ...
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Examples of subspaces singled out by modular forms

I am wondering what subspaces of modular varieties defined as the zero locus of modular forms have been studied in the literature. To be more clear let me explain the example I have in mind. Let ...
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Base change through a field automorphism

Note:For a correct comprehension of the question see the "important edit" at the end. Consider a projective variety over $\mathbb C$, $X=\textrm{Proj}\frac{\mathbb ...
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Conjugate surfaces: informations about the orbits

Consider a complex algebraic variety $X$ (namely a $\mathbb C$-scheme, of finite type, geometrically integral and separated); if $\sigma\in\textrm{aut}(\mathbb C)$, then is well defined the complex ...
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Which valuations of a field yield codimension $1$ subschemes of their 'models'

For a field $F$ (for example, a one generated by a finite number of its elements) there is a directed set of its 'models' (in this case those are 'arithmetic' schemes whose fraction field is $F$). It ...
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Are there any useful Grothendieck topologies for which the H1 of $GL_n$ is not the set of rank $n$ vector bundles

Let n be a positive integer and X a scheme. Then for all the Grothendieck topologies I know (Zariski, etale, fppf) the set $H^1(X,GL_n)$ is the set of (isomorphism classes of) rank $n$ vector bundles. ...
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Minimal fields of isomorphism for varieties

Let $V$ be an algebraic variety over a field $K$. Is there a constant $d = d(V) \in \mathbb{N}$ such that for any variety $W$ defined over $K$ and isomorphic to $V$ over the algebraic closure of $K$, ...
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Schemes over $K_s$ and over $\bar{K}$

Let $K$ be a field. Let $X$ be a scheme over $K$. We denote by $K_s$ and by $\bar{K}$ the separable closure and the algebraic closure of $K$ respectively. By base change we have the schemes $X_{K_s}$ ...
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Group schemes decomposition

Given an abelian group scheme of finite type $(G,+)$ over $\mathbb{F}$ connected, and given two connected closed subgroup schemes of finite type $G$ over $\mathbb{F}$ connected $H$, $N$ of $G$. ...
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Closed immersion of closed fiber?

Suppose $f: X \rightarrow Y$ is a morphism of schemes, and $y \in Y$ is closed point. We know the first projection morphism $p_1: X \ $ x$_{Y} \ k(y) \rightarrow X$ is a homeomorphism onto ...
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Confusion with the field of definition of a variety [closed]

Fix a field extension $k\subseteq K$ (assume that the fields have characteristic $0$) and consider the two following definitions: Now let's restrict our attention to a closed subscheme ...
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Quasi-finite morphisms of stacks

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism of ``nice" stacks over $\mathbf C$ such that the induced morphism on coarse moduli spaces is quasi-finite. Is $f$ quasi-finite? By a "nice" stack I mean a smooth finite ...
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A naive algebraic geometry question

Suppose $X$ is a scheme over a ring $A$, $B$ is an $A$-algebra, and $X\times_AB$ is affine. I am looking for conditions on $A$ and $B$ (and perhaps the structure morphism of $X$ over $A$) that will ...