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Examples of nonstable ∞-categories in which sifted colimits commute with finite limits

What are some natural examples (if any) of nonstable ∞-categories in which finite limits commute with sifted colimits (or rather just colimits over Δ^op)? Stable ∞-categories do satisfy this property,...
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Understanding the purely formal part of the sheaf theoretic (cohomological) framework for representation theory

By now I have the impression that many statements in representation theory can be phrased a lot more elegantly using cohomological language. Therefore I'm trying to understand a bit better the sheaf ...
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Heuristic explanation of why we lose projectives in sheaves.

We know that presheaves of any category have enough projectives and that sheaves do not, why is this, and how does it effect our thinking? This question was asked(and I found it very helpful) but I ...
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Double dual of ample sheaf

Let $X$ be a projective manifold. Then we can define ample sheaves on $X$, and many results of ample vector bundles still hold in this more general case (See K. Kubota, Ample sheaves). Now I was ...
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When is a functorial coverage a sheaf, and what universal property does it have?

In The Elephant (A.2.1.9), Johnstone defines the notion of a coverage on a category $\mathcal{C}$. Quoting verbatim, a coverage on $\mathcal{C}$ is a function assigning to each object $A$ of $\...
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Polylogarithm sheaves

In many different places, I could find the notion on ''(poly)logarithm sheaves''. As is indicated in the name of it, I guess that it should have something to do with (poly)logarithm function: $\mathrm{...
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Stalks of the sheaf

Let $X$ be a scheme. For $m < \infty$, given the surjection ${\cal O}_X^{\oplus m} \twoheadrightarrow {\cal F}$ between sheaves on $X$, where ${\cal O}_X$ is the structural sheaf of $X$. Choose a ...
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Canonicity of Čech cohomology

For a topological space $X$, consider the Leray covering $U_\lambda$ (i.e. $\cap U_\lambda$ is sufficiently fine, e.g. affine for Zariski topology) of $X$. For a sheaf $F$ on $X,$ the cohomology $H^...
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ample subsheaf contained in the tangent bundle of projective space

Let $\mathcal F$ be an ample subsheaf of $T_{\mathbb P^n}$. Is it actually locally free? If not, is there a counterexample?
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Expressing the stack of sheaves with 1-limits

Zhen Lin's answer to the MSE question mentions that $\mathsf{Sh}(-)$ is a stack for the canonical topology on the site of open subsets of a space. One of the comments asks whether the stack descent ...
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“Sheaf” on the nerve of a category

So I have the nerve of a category and want to communicate information about the sets at each level in the simplicial set (nerve). Is there a way to regard the nerve as a category itself? Then one ...
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An apparent equivalence of the category of affine schemes over $S$ and the category of quasi-coherent $\mathcal{O}_S$-algebras

I had asked something very similar before on math.se (deleted now) but unfortunately it hadn't received a lot of attention. I decided to re-ask here. Let $S$ be a fixed scheme. Is the following true? ...
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equivalence of Grothendieck-style versus Cech-style sheaf cohomology

Given a topological space $X$, we can define the sheaf cohomology of $X$ in I. the Grothendieck style (as the right derived functor of the global sections functor $\Gamma(X,-)$) or II. the Čech ...
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Derived Categories provide a good Framework for Sheaf Cohomology?

I'm a bit new to this sheaf cohomology business. Can someone explain how derived categories provide a good setting for Sheaf Cohomology? I understand that sheaf coho arises as right derived functors, ...
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Equivalent definitions for fine sheaves

There are some different definitions for fine sheaves. Let X is a paracompact Hausdorff space, a sheaf F over X is a fine sheaf, if a) Hom(F,F) is soft b) For every two disjoint closed subsets A,B$\...
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Sheaf Description of G-Bundles

Now, among algebraic geometers, at least, it is well known that there is an equivalence between locally free O_X-modules of rank n and vector bundles of rank n. So, equivalently, principal GL(n,C)-...
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Homotopy property of constructible sheaves on stratified spaces

Let $X$ be a stratified topological space (in my case $X$ is a compact space presented as a finite union of locally closed topological manifolds of finite dimension (strata) such that the closure of ...
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Equivalence of different cohomology groups

Let $X$ be a topological space (may be assumed to be locally compact). Let $A$ be either a field or $\mathbb{Z}$. One can consider various cohomology groups: (1) singular cohomology $H_{sing}^*(X,A)$;...
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On push-forward of the constant sheaf for fibrations

Let $f\colon E\to B$ be a fiber bundle with a connected fiber $F$, $f$ is proper. Let $\underline{\mathbb{C}}_E$ be the constant sheaf on $E$. Let $f_*(\underline{\mathbb{C}}_E)$ denote its direct ...
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Is there any notion of “smoothification” from $\mathbb{R}$-schemes to generalized smooth spaces?

I will write $\operatorname{Diff}$ to denote a category of generalized smooth spaces e.g. $Sh(\mathsf{CartSp})$. Is there a version of $\operatorname{Diff}$ for which there exists a functor $\mathcal{...
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Chern classes of the direct image of an ideal sheaf resp. skyscraper sheaf

Given a double cover $\pi: X\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^2$ of the projective plane by choosing a square root $S$ of $O_{\mathbb{P}^2}(Q)$, where $Q$ is a quartic in the plane. Choose a closed point $p\...
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How should one think about sheafification and the difference between a sheaf and a presheaf

The first time I got in touch with the abstract notion of a sheaf on a topological space $X$, I thought of it as something which assigns to an open set $U$ of $X$ something like the ring of continuous ...
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First sheaf cohomology $H^1(\mathscr{O}_D, \mathbb{D})=0$

Given a finite divisor$$D=p_1+\dots +p_m -q_1 -\dots -q_n$$on the unit disk $\mathbb{D}$, does it necessarily follow that the first sheaf cohomology group equals zero, i.e.$$H^1(\mathscr{O}_D, \mathbb{...
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Is the analytification functor part of a geometric morphism of topoi?

Let $Sh(\mathsf{\mathbb{C}-fAlg}^{op})$ be the topos of zariski sheaves on finitely genertaed $\mathbb{C}$-algebras. A complex analytic space for our purpose is a locally ringed space locally ...
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Can we always extend a vector bundle on an open subset of a ringed space with soft structure sheaf?

Let $(X,\mathcal{O}_X)$ be a ringed space with soft structure sheaf. Moreover let $X$ be paracompact. Let $U$ be an open subset on $X$ and let $E$ be a finite dimensional vector bundle on $U$, i.e. $...
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Needless axiom for Grothendieck topologies?

Hi, The first axiom for a Grothendieck (pre)topology on a category $C$ says that for every object $X\in C$, the family consisting of just the identity $1_X : X\to X$ should be a covering family. Why ...
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Reference request: sheaves on closed sets

I am faced with a context in which the most natural notion of a sheaf $\mathcal F$ is as a functor on the category of compact subsets of a (locally compact Hausdorff) space $X$. Specifically, I say a ...
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Sheaf on a filtered topological space?

Is there any nice way of defining a sheaf of abelian groups on a filtered topological space? Let $X$ equipped with filtration $X_0\subset X_1\subset X_2\subset ... \subset X_k=X$ be an object in the ...
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Topology on the space of constructible sheaves

Let $X$ be a nice compact topological space with a fixed finite stratification by locally closed topological manifolds. At the beginning one may assume that $X$ is a complex algebraic manifold with ...
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On the ordered set of real numbers, does sheaf+cosheaf imply constant?

I have a technical question about unbounded chain complexes. I couldn't think of a descriptive title for it. Let $P$ be a chain complex of contravariant functors on $\mathbf{R}$ (the real numbers ...
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Push forward of the constant sheaf for a Serre's fibration

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a proper continuous map of topological spaces which is a Serre's fibration. $X$ and $Y$ may be assumed to be locally compact, $Y$ is connected topological manifold of finite ...
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Pre-cosheaf of connected components

Consider a continous map $f:Y \to X$ between topological spaces. The pre-cosheaf $\mathcal{F}: Open(X) \to Set$ of connected components of the inverse image is defined as $\mathcal{F}(U):= \pi_0(f^{-1}...
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Co-stalk of co-presheaves and cosheaves

Consider the co-presheaf $\mathcal{F}$ of continous real-valued functions with relatively-compact support on a topological space $X$. Consider a point $x\in X$. 1) When $\mathcal{F}$ is considered a ...
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“Flat” and “Affine” morphisms of smooth manifolds

Let $f: X \to Y$ be a qcqs morphism of qcqs schemes. We have the following characterizations: $f$ is flat $\iff$ $f^*:QCoh(Y) \to QCoh(X)$ is exact. $f$ is affine $\iff$ $f_*: QCoh(X) \to QCoh(Y)$ ...
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Examples of calculating perverse sheaves on algebraic varieties with easy stratification

I have been learning intersection homology and perverse sheaves in the following way. I started by reading the first $7$ chapters of Kirwan and Woolf's book http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...
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Extension of ample vector bundles is ample

As I read Huybrechts-Lehn's book on Moduli of Sheaves, it is making a claim that extensions of several (at least 2) ample vector bundles (on curves) is again ample. Somehow, I am unable to see this ...
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Homology in the sections of an infinite exact sequence of injective sheaves of $\mathcal O_X$-modules?

Let $(X, \mathcal O_X)$ be a scheme and the following an infinite, exact sequence of injective sheaves of $\mathcal O_X$-modules: $$ \cdots \overset{f_5}\longrightarrow I_5\overset{f_4}\longrightarrow ...
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A question about the adjunction between pushforward and pullback of sheaves

I am reading this article: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1310.5978.pdf. In definition 2.6 on page 4 there is claim that is made and I don't see why it is true. I will recall it here: Let $X$ be an integral ...
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Sections of a sheaf of differentials on a weighted complete intersection

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}(a_0,...,a_N)$ be a smooth $n$-dimensional weighted complete intersection in a weighted projective space $\mathbb{P}(a_0,...,a_N)$. Is it true that if $q\geq 1$ then $H^0(X,\...
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Is Sheafification Functor Exact?

I know that sheafification functor from the category of abelian presheaves on $C$ to the category of abelian sheaves on $C$. Here, $C$ is a category with Grothendieck pretopology. My question is: ...
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Are there Coherent Cosheaves?

Is there a well-defined notion of coherent cosheaves in a similar sense to coherent sheaves? If so, what properties do they hold?
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Application of sheaves theory in ring theory

Is there any text that gives some applications of sheaves theory in commutative ring theory? In the other word, is any results in commutative ring theory that be verified by sheaves method?
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If presheaf is zero on a covering is the sheaf zero?

Let $C$ be a site and $F$ an abelian presheaf on $C$. Suppose that for each object $U$ in $C$ there is a covering $\{ U_i\to U \}$ such that $F(U_i)=0$. Is it true that $F^{sh}=0$? This should be ...
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Information and intuition packed in the Chern character for coherent sheaves

even after quite some time learning it, I still get somehow puzzled by the Chern character. Let me recall some stuff to get notation and setting. Let us consider a smooth projective algebraic variety ...
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Grothendieck - A group as a sheaf over simplicial complexes

In this blog post, Terence Tao gives the following definition of a group. Definition. A group is (identifiable with) a (set-valued) sheaf on the category of simplicial complexes such that the ...
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Sheaves on Contractible Analytic Spaces

Let $(X,\mathcal{O}_X)$ be a contractible complex analytic space. Suppose that $\mathcal{F}$ is a coherent sheaf of $\mathcal{O}_X$-modules. Can we invoke the fact that $X$ is contractible to conclude,...
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Defining Inertia Stack

Let $X$ be a topos and $F: \zeta \rightarrow X$ a stack on $X$. Now in the paper http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0411337v2.pdf ( Definitions 2.1.1.5 and 2.1.1.1) of Lieblich, he describes the inertia stack ...
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Does the nearby cycle functor commute with the Verdier duality?

I would be interested to know the answer to the above question for the constructible bounded derived category on complex analytic or complex algebraic manifolds (or some other context). A reference ...
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Sections of the conormal bundle

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^N$ be a quadratic manifold. That is $I(X)$ is generated by quadratic polynomials $Q_1,...,Q_m$. Let $\mathcal{I}_X$ be the ideal sheaf of $X$ and $\mathcal{I}_X/\mathcal{I}_X^...
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Natural operators in differential geometry - why are they natural?

I'm reading bits and pieces of Kolar, Michor, & Slovak's Natural Operations in differential Geometry, and I'm having "doubt" about some of the definitions. All I'm trying to do is sheafify some of ...