# Tagged Questions

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### Subset of Spec(A) realized as inverse image of some Spec(B)

Let $A$ be a (commutative) ring and $U$ be an arbitrary subset of $\mathrm{Spec}(A)$. Do there exist a ring $B$ and a ring homomorphism $\varphi\colon A\to B$ such that ...

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### Differential Geometry of (Non-Abelian) Gerbes in the language of Brylinski

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In an effort to have a definition for connection on a non-abelian gerbe, in the style of Brylinski, I am reading Breen and Messing's Differential Geometry of Gerbes [BM]. It seems that there ...

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### Does a section of a morphism of schemes give a subscheme?

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a morphism of schemes (or algebraic spaces), and $s:Y\rightarrow X$ is a section to $f$, i.e. $fs=1_{Y}$.
Question: Is $s$ an (closed) immersion?

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### Are Isom-schemes geometrically connected

This question is about properties of Isom-schemes that are well-known over algebraically closed fields.
Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero, let $C$ be a smooth projective geometrically ...

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### on Neron defect of smoothness for groups schemes

Let $G$ a semisimple simply connected group over $\mathbb{C}$.
Let $\gamma\in G(\mathbb{C}[[t]])$ such that $\gamma$ is regular semisimple on $G(\mathbb{C}((t)))$.
We consider $I_{\gamma}$ the group ...

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### open subset in constructible set of divisors

Let a smooth projective curve $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$.
Let a pair $(x, D)$ a pair xith a closed point $x$ and $D$ an effective divisor on $X$, such that $d_{x}:=m_{x}(D)\neq 0$.
Let $N=\deg (D)$ and ...

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### Infinite residue field extensions and algebraic closure of residue fields

Let $X$ be a $K$-scheme of finite type over a field $K$, let $L$ be an extension field of $K$, let $X_L := L \times_K X$, and let $p:X_L \rightarrow X$ be the projection. For each $x \in X_L$ we get ...

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### Closed points of field extension of k-scheme under projection

I really couldn't figure out the answer to the following question: Let $X$ be a scheme of finite type over a field $k$ and let $K$ be an extension field of $k$. Let $X_K := K \times_k X$ be the base ...

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### When is the gluing of two finite type affine Z-schemes affine?

Let $A$ and $B$ be finitely generated $\mathbf{Z}$-algebra. Suppose that there exists two coprime integers $m$ and $n$ and an isomorphism of $\mathbf{Z}$-algebra
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### change of topologies and functoriality

Let X be a scheme and $\epsilon_X:X_{FL}\to X_{et}$ be the morphism of topoi from the big flat topos to the small etale topos. Let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism of schemes. I denote $f_{top}$ the induced ...

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### semicontinuity of the conductor defined by Temkin

We say a principal pair $(X,\mathcal{I})$ where $X=Spec(A)$ is affine scheme and $\mathcal{I}=\tilde{I}$ where $I\subset A$ is a principal ideal generated by $\pi$ wich is a non zero divisor.
For a ...

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### Can I conclude that a morphism of vector bundles is zero if it is so fiberwise?

Let $f: X \rightarrow Y$ be a flat morphism of locally noetherian schemes and $\varphi: \mathcal U \rightarrow \mathcal V$ a map of vector bundles (locally free sheaves of finite rank) on $X$.
I want ...

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### Reducibility of fibers over closed points implies reducibility of the generic geometric fiber?

Suppose that $f\colon X\to Y$ is a proper (or even projective) morphism of (reduced) algebraic varieties over an algebraically closed field $k$. If fibers of $f$ over all closed points of $Y$ are ...

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### scheme of sections over complete local ring

Let $f:X\rightarrow S= Spec(k[[\pi]])$ a finite type faithfully flat morphism.
Let $U\subset X$ be an open subset such that $U$ is smooth and surjective on $S$.
We consider the $k$-scheme ...

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### smooth morphism from a finite type source

Let $f: X\rightarrow Y$ a smooth morphism over a field $k$. We assume that $X$ is locally of finite type, does it imply that $Y$ is also locally of finite type?

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### ind scheme and Jacobson property

Let $G$ a semisimple group over $k$ and $k$ algebraically closed.
Let $G(k((t)))$ the corresponding ind-scheme, does it satisfies the Jacobson property, say closed points are dense in it?

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### on the fibers over closed points

Let $X$ and $S$ $k$-schemes of finite type . ($k$ a field) and $U$ an open subset of $X$
Let $f:X\rightarrow S$ a $k$-morphism of finite type.
We assume that for any closed point $s\in S(\bar{k})$, ...

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### fpqc, formal smoothness

Based on Possible formal smoothness mistake in EGA, let $X$ and $Y$ $k$-schemes ($k$ a field),
let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a fpqc morphism such that $f$ is formally smooth and $X$ formally smooth, do we ...

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### flat and finite type morphisms

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a faithfully flat morphism between $k$-schemes. We assume that the fibers are locally of finite type, do we have that $f$ is locally of finite type?

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### formal smooth morphism with a formal smooth source

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a morpism between $k$-schemes ( $k$ a field).
We suppose that X is formally smooth and f is formally smooth and surjective.
Do we have that $Y$ is formally smooth?
Or if it's ...

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### descent for formally smooth maps

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a morphism between schemes and $Y'\rightarrow Y$ a fpqc morphism
such that the base change $f'$ of $f$ to $Y'$ is formally smooth, does it imply that $f$ is formally smooth?

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### closed subscheme of ind scheme

Let $X$ a ind-scheme of ind-finite type and ind-affine. (e.g, take a k- smooth, affine scheme of finte type $T$, $C$ a smooth projective curve over $k$ and $x$ a closed point, then $X=T(C-x)$ verifies ...

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### open immersion between affine spaces

Let $j:\mathbb{A}^{n}\rightarrow\mathbb{A}^{n}$ an open immersion over a field $k$. Is it an isomorphism?

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### on flat morphisms

Let $j:U\rightarrow X$ an open immersion between k-schemes of finite type and $f:X\rightarrow S$ a surjective k-morphism of finite type.
We suppose that $f\circ j:U\rightarrow S$ is faithfully flat, ...

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### When is the determinant of the push-forward of an ample line bundle ample

Let $f:X\to S$ be a "nice" morphism of "nice" schemes. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle on $X$.
When is $\det f_\ast L$ also ample?
A "nice" morphism could be anything from "finite type separated" to ...

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### Is there a direct proof that affine schemes are fppf quasi-compact?

Let $A$ be a (commutative) ring. A family $(B_i)_{i\in I}$ of $A$-algebras is said to be an fppf cover if it satisfies three properties: (1) each $B_i$ is flat as an $A$-module, (2) each $B_i$ is ...

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### What about schemes built up out of graded rings?

Toen-Vaquié construct a category of schemes relative to some complete cocomplete closed symmetric monoidal category $C$. Affine schemes correspond by definition 1:1 to commutative monoid objects in ...

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### Regular subscheme of a projective limit of schemes

Let $S\cong \varprojlim S_i$, where $S$ and all $S_i$ are separated regular excellent of finite Krull dimension. Let $Z$ be a closed regular subscheme of $S$. As Theorem 8.8.2 of EGA4 shows, $Z$ comes ...

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### Which schemes can be presented as limits of smooth varieties?

I can prove a certain statement for any scheme that can be presented as the limit of an essentially affine (filtering) projective system of smooth varieties over a perfect field such the connecting ...

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### Dualizing sheaf in mixed characteristic for regular schemes.

I've been looking many places, but everything I find seems to either talk about (a) varieties or (b) extremely general situations with dualizing complexes. As I am not in the situation of (a) (i.e. ...

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### How would you call a subscheme of a smooth $S$-scheme?

In my preprint I propose to call $X/S$ quasi-smooth if $X$ can be embedded into a smooth $X'/S$. Does this sound fine?
Upd. So, smoothly embeddable is better? Is it ok to call a morphism smoothly ...

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### If $X,Y$ are regular and of finite type over $S$, can $X\times _S Y$ be embedded into a regular $S$-scheme?

It seems to be well-known (see Is there an example of a variety over the complex numbers with no embedding into a smooth variety?) that a general finite type $S$-scheme does not embedd into a regular ...

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### Why do I get a morphism $f_P: Spec \mathcal{O}_K \to \mathcal{X}$ for every point $P\in X(K)$? How does this morphism look like?

Hello,
my question probably isn't too hard, but I can't find the answer.
Let $K$ be a number field, $\mathcal{X} /\mathcal{O}_K$ be an arithmetic surface, which is a regular model for a projective, ...

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### Quicker way to show that the restriction to a open subvariety is again proper?

Dear all,
Let $f: X \rightarrow Y$ be a morphism of projective varieties over $\mathbb{C}$. Also let $V \subset Y$ be a nontrivial open subvariety and set $U:= f^{-1}(V)$.
I would like to show that ...

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### Is the pushout of smooth varieties along a smooth closed subvariety again a variety?

The following question is motivated by a desire to find a rough analog in algebraic geometry of the usual notion of gluing of smooth bordisms.
Suppose k is an algebraically closed field of ...

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### Which local ringed spaces are schemes?

(This was originally asked on math.stackexchange, but didn't get any responses. I figured it might be worthwhile to move it here and try again.)
This paper gives a proof that the underlying ...

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### Torsion of elliptic curves is finite

Let $S$ be an integral 1-dimensional scheme with function field $K$.
Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $K$. The torsion of $E$ over $K$ is not necessarily finite. As an example consider an elliptic ...

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### Minimal number of generators for $A^n$

Let $A$ be a commutative ring and $n \in \mathbb{N}$. What is the minimal number $e_A(n)$ of generators of the $A$-algebra $A^n$? Here is what I already know (I can add proofs if necessary) from a ...

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### Finitely-affine morphisms; cohomological dimension of schemes

Let $f\colon X\to U$ be a morphism of Noetherian schemes such that the scheme $U$ is affine and the scheme $X$ is separated and, e.g., quasi-projective over affine. Let $U=\bigcup_\alpha U_\alpha$ be ...

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### (Mixed) Tate motives

Hi there,
in recent times I was reading texts about motives, and I want to ask
something about Tate motives which is not clear to me (as I came across
different definitions in different texts).
Let ...

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### Segre class of cones and Base change of projective cones

I'm trying to work out a result in Fulton's intersection theory and I think I need the following basic result about base change of projective cones (whose support may not be the entire base scheme).
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### Category of the smooth formal p-groups over a local ring

Fontaine showed in Asterisque 47-48 that the category of finite dimensional smooth formal $p$-groups over the ring $A=W(k)$ of the Witt vectors over a finite field $k$ is anti-equivalent to the ...

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### Two definitions of smoothness?

This is confusing, there appear to be possibly two definitions of smoothness in algebraic geometry for a morphism $f: X \rightarrow Y$ of schemes of finite type over an arbitrary field $k$.
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### Linear systems over non-algebraically closed field

Let $X$ be a regular, irreducible projective scheme, of finite type over an arbitrary field $k$. Both Weil divisors and Cartier divisors are defined on $X$ and naturally correspond. If $k$ is ...

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### G-torsor whose ring of regular functions is a field.

I already asked this question on stackexchange but didn't get any answer. Maybe it is better suited for mathoverflow.
Let $G$ be an affine group scheme (not necessarily of finite type) over ...

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### Projective spaces with nonconstant regular functions

I can construct a scheme by patching that represents a projective space over an arbitrary ring. I can also prove that, if the ring is a Jacobson domain, the only regular functions on it are constants.
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### Irreducible “family” of relative effective divisors of a smooth morphism

Let $\pi:X\rightarrow Y$ be a smooth proper (assume projective if needed) morphism of schemes with $Y$ locally noetherian, and let $Z\subset X$ be an irreducible integral closed subscheme containing ...

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### Induced maps of an automorphism of a curve on the tangent ot its jacobian and on its differential forms

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve of genus $g$ over a field $k$ and $J$ be its jacobian (defined over $k$). Let $\sigma: C \rightarrow C$ be a $k$-automorphsm of $C$. This automorphism $\sigma$ ...

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### K-Theory of Schemes: Monoidal vs. Exact

There are several ways for defining the K-Theory of a category depending on which structure it admits. The K-Theory of schemes is commonly defined as the "group completion" of the category of ...

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### When are points of a scheme a variety?

I think of an affine scheme over a field $k$ as an extension of the concept of a (possibly reducible) variety over $k$, by extending the affine $n$-space $k^n$ to $A^n$, where $A$ is a commutative ...