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what's the cohomological dimension of a Stein space?

I want to know the "cohomological dimension" of a Stein manifold. I know that: for $X$ differential manifold and for every sheaf $F$ of abelian groups, I have $H_c^j(X,F)=H^j(X,F)=0$ for ...
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The topologies for which a presheaf is a sheaf?

Given a set $S$, let $Top(S)$ denote the partially ordered set (poset) of topologies on $S$, ordered by fineness, so the discrete topology, $Disc(S)$, is maximal. Suppose that $Q$ is a presheaf on ...
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flat descent for perverse sheaves

Let $E \in D^{b}_{c}(X,\overline{\mathbb{Q}}_{l})$ where $X$ is a $k$ scheme of finite type for a field $k$. Let $Y\rightarrow X$ a finite flat surjective morphism such that $f^{*}E$ is perverse and ...
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Van den Bergh Duality, Serre Daulity and Poincaré duality [closed]

All three duality theorems: Van den Bergh Duality, Serre Duality and Poincaré duality seem to be very similar, is there an explicit relationship between the three? For example can van den Bergh ...
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When do sheaves which are constant along the fibers come from the base?

Assume we are given a map $f: X \rightarrow Y$ between topological spaces which is open, surjective and has (pathwise) connected fibers. Consider categories $\text{Sh}(X)$, $\text{Sh}(Y)$ of sheaves ...
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Natural morphism appearing in Grothendieck spectral sequence

Assume we are in the setting of the Grothendieck spectral sequence (Weibel, 5.8): $G : A \to B, F : B \to C$ are left exact functors such that $G$ sends injective objects to $F$-acyclic objects. Now ...
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Cech cohomology.

Let us consider the scheme $X$ and the coherent sheaf $\cal F$ on it. We consider finitely many affine open covers $U_{\lambda}$ with $\lambda \in \Lambda$. When I calculate Cech cohomology with ...
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Requirements on holomorphic embedding in terms of the associated line bundle

Consider a holomorphic embedding $f$ of a genus $g$ Riemann surface $\Sigma_g$ into a generic quintic $Q \subset \mathbb{CP}^4$ This is the same as giving the (very ample) line bundle over the curve ...
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Construction of a Hermitian metric on a locally free subsheaf which is not a subbundle

Assume $X$ is a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $\mathcal{E}$ be a locally free sheaf of rank 2 on $X$. We pick a closed point $x\in X$ and a surjection $f: \mathcal{E}\rightarrow ...
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Exercises around Diffeological Spaces or a Diffeologic Atlas Theory

Is there a Book or a bunch of exercises to get used to diffeological spaces from a practical point of view? It seems to me that papers on this topic are mostly concerned with their very good ...
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Sheaffication using a $\lambda$-transfinite colimit

I asked this question on mathstack (long time ago), however I received no answers, so I'm trying it here. I don't know whether it's suitable for this site, anyway. I was reading this article ...
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Fine and acyclic sheaves on locales

Hey all. Here's the thing, so I have a measure space. According to Johnstone's 'Topos theory' (page 213), let $(X,\Sigma,\mu)$ be a measure space, we can define a Grothendieck pretopology on it (and ...
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Are constructible derived categories invariant up to weak homotopy equivalence?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two topological spaces and $R$ be commutative ring. Let $D_c^b(X, R)$ and $D_c^b(Y,R)$ be their respective bounded derived categories of constructible sheaves of $R$-modules. I ...
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When does the sheaf cohomology of a topological space vanish?

The question is in the title. A more precise formulation is: Let $X$ be a topological space. When does $H^i(X,F) = 0$ for all $i > 0$ and all abelian sheaves $F$ on $X$? The obvious example is a ...
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Global to local for Ext groups and Sheaves

Let $X$ be a projective variety. The sheaf $\mathcal{E}xt^{1}(\Omega_{X},\mathcal{O}_{X})$ is supported on $Sing(X)$. Now, there should be a theorem (perhaps by Schlessinger) that says that if $X$ ...
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Wikipedia's definition of 'locally free sheaf'

Let $R$ be a, say, noetherian ring and $M$ an $R$-module. The Wikipedia article on 'locally free sheaf' tells me that the following two statements are equivalent: The module $M$ is locally free ...
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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 ...
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Is there a good way to think of vanishing cycles and nearby cycles?

Once in a while I run into literature that invokes vanishing cycle machinery with a cryptic sentence like, "this follows from a standard vanishing cycle argument." Is there a good way to look at ...
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How to compute cohomology groups of a closed subscheme Z of projective space, defined by a homogeneous polynomial of degree d?

Let $Z = \mathrm{Proj}\,k[x_{0},x_{1},\ldots,x_{r}]/f$ be a closed subscheme of degree $d$, i.e., $f$ is a homogeneous polynomial of degree $d$, and ...
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What is the connection between direct/inverse image of set maps and direct/inverse image functors of sheaves?

Given a function of sets $f:X\to Y$, one defines the direct image and inverse image maps: $$ f_*:\mathcal{P}(X)\to\mathcal{P}(Y) $$ $$ f^{-1}:\mathcal{P}(Y)\to\mathcal{P}(X) $$ In the usual way. ...
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On morphisms to projective space arising from a linear system

Context: This question arose as I was reading the proof of Application 6.1 in Mumford's Abelian Varieties. However, I have extracted all of the relevant information below so this question should ...
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Relating deformations of a scheme to deformations of its singular locus

Let $X$ be a normal scheme with quotient singularities and $Y\subset X$ its singular locus. The first order deformations of $X$ are parametrized by $\mathcal{E}xt^{1}(\Omega_{X},\mathcal{O}_{X})$. ...
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Birkhoff decomposition vanishing of the Chern numbers

Birkhoff decomposition vanishing of the Chern numbers of the holomorphic line bundles of the Birkhoff-Grothendieck decomposition, is some statement I read off in One of Connes papers. Without going ...
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Convolution of DQ-Modules

On page 92 of Deformation Quantization Modules Kashiwara and Schapira define two different convolution products for DQ-modules that differ by whether one uses $Rp_{13*}$ or $Rp_{13!}$ to push ...
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Explicit examples presheaves associated to higher direct images which fail to be sheaves

So I would like to have a few simple examples where the presheaf associated to higher direct image of sheaf fails to be sheaf. So I'm looking for two (natural and simple) topological spaces $X$ and ...
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Is every soft sheaf of countable $\mathbb Q$-vector spaces a direct sum of skyscraper sheaves?

Let $X$ be a finite-dimensional compact metrizable space (these properties might partially be irrelevant; on the other hand, the case $X=[0,1]$ is already interesting to me). Let $\mathcal F$ be a ...
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Holomorphic logarithmic De Rham complex

Let $X$ be a complex variety of dimension $n$ and $D$ a smooth hypersurface. Let $\Omega_X(logD)^*$ be the holomorphic logarithmic De Rham complex: $\omega\in \Omega_X(logD)^k$ is a form of degree ...
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Pullback of a constant sheaf

Let $\varphi:X\to Y$ be a surjective morphism of schemes which are connected and of finite type. Let $A$ be an abelian group, $\mathscr{F}$ be the constant sheaf on $X$ with fibers $A$ and ...
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Monodromy along strata of a pushforward

Work with complex varieties and constructible sheaves on the complex analytic site. All functors will be tacitly derived. Let $X$ be a variety acted upon by a connected linear algebraic group. Let $X ...
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Functorial characterization of open subschemes?

Given a morphism of schemes f: U → X, can one determine when f is an isomorphism of U onto an open subscheme of X in terms of some induced functors between the categories of quasicoherent modules ...
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Minimal Destabilizing Quotient

For a pure $d$-dimensional sheaf $E$ on a projective algebraic variety over a field $k$, one has the Harder-Narasimhan filtration $$0\subset E_1\subset E_2\subset...\subset E_{l-1}\subset E_l:=E,$$ ...
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Representability of a certain group scheme quotient

Let $k$ be a field. Suppose we have an exact sequence of $k$-group schemes (not finite-type) $$ 1\to H\to G\to K\to 1 $$ In other words, the sheaf quotient $G/H$ is representable by a $k$-group ...
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Cohomology of tangent bundles

Let $X$ be a smooth scheme and $Z\subset X$ a smooth subscheme. Consider the blow-up $$\pi:\widetilde{X}:=Bl_{Z}X\rightarrow X$$ of $X$ along $Z$. What is the relation between the cohomology of the ...
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Godement resolution

Let $k$ be a field, $X$ a reasonable space, $k_{X}$ the constant (1-dimensional) sheaf on $X$. Write $\mathcal{G}^{\bullet}(k_X)$ for the Godement resolution of $k_X$. For each $n>0$, is ...
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Pull back of D-modules and Koszul resolution

Consider an holonomic D-module on a smooth algebraic variety $X$ over a field $k$ of caracteristic 0. Let $i: Y \hookrightarrow X$ be a regular embedding. $Li^* M = \mathcal{D}_{Y\to X} ...
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Stalks of sheaf-hom

Let $F$ and $G$ be sheaves on $X$. Under what conditions is the natural map from the stalk at $p$ of $SheafHom(F,G)$ to $Hom(F_p, G_p)$ an isomorphism?
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Relation between sheaf of limit and limit of sheaf [closed]

If ${M_i}$ is a inverse limit of $A$ modules, are there examples illustrating differences between associated sheaf of module ${inv.lim M_i}$ and $inv.lim \mathcal{M_i}$ ? And the same question for ...
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global sections of higher direct images of étale sheaves

Is there a useful criterion for when $\Gamma(X, R^qf_*F) = H^q(X',F)$, $f: X' \to X$, $F$ an étale sheaf on $X'$?
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relation between sheaf of hom and hom of sheaf

If $\mathcal{M,N}$ are the associated sheaf of $A$ modules $M$ and $N$ on $X=Spec A,$ then what is $\mathcal{Hom_{O_X}(M,N)}$?Is that the associated sheaf of $Hom(M,N)\ ?$
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Can one construct Freyd-Mitchell's embeddings that respect sheafifications?

For a certain presheaf $P$ with values in an abelian category $A$ satisfying AB5 and its sheafification $S$ (with respect to a small Grothendieck site) I would like to prove: $S(f):S(X)\to S(Y)$ is ...
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Proving that two given functionally structured spaces are isomorphic

The relevant definitions are listed below. They can be found in Chapter VI, pages 297-298 of Bredon's Introduction to Compact Transformation Groups; and Section 2, Chapter II of Bredon's Topology and ...
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Cohomology of Structure Sheaves: Algebraic, Constructible and more

I am not an algebraic geometer, but I am a topologist who uses sheaves. I have studied some algebraic geometry and am interested in what happens as I reduce the amount of rigidity in the structure ...
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Does the bundle of germs of functions $f:X\to \mathbb R$ have the same sheaf of sections as $X\times \mathbb R$?

I'm just starting to learn about sheaves, and I'm confused about a certain matter: I've just learned, to my delight, that every sheaf $S$ on a space $X$ is the sheaf of sections of a particular ...
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Reconstructing complexes of sheaves from their cohomology sheaves

If $R$ is an algebra over some field $k$, and $C$ is a complex of modules over $R$, then according to B. Keller's ``Introduction to A-infinity algebras and modules'', one can record the isomorphism ...
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usual tensor product of chain complexes of sheaves and flatness

Let $Sh(\mathcal{O}$ be the category of sheaves of ${\mathcal{O}}_X$-modules over a scheme $X$. Also let $Ch(R)$ be the category of chain complexes of (left) $R$-modules. We know that in both of ...
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C*-algebras and quantum fields

One can represent a quantum system by the Weyl algebra (which is a C*-algebra). For instance, a 1 degree of freedom system can be represented by the algebra generated by $e^{\imath t Q}, e^{\imath s ...
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Pure Quotient and pure sub-object

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be the category of modules over a ring. Let also $\mathcal{F}$ be a class of objects in $\mathcal C$ closed under pure subobject (pure quotient) and direct limit. Is $\mathcal{F}$ ...
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Why are (pre)sheaves defined as contravariant functors? Why not just reverse the arrows in the first place?

Why not just have arrows in the category of opens represent coverings instead of inclusions? It seems to me like both conventions (whether presheaves are co/contra and which of the two dual orderings ...
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$\mathcal{F}$— twists of Lie algebras

I am trying to figure out with Drindfel's Opers. Let us consider Lie group $G$ and $G$ -- bundle $\mathcal{F}$ on the smooth algebraic curve $Y$. Can anybody help me and clarify definition of the ...
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Euler Characteristic of Coverings via Sheaf Theory

Let $X$ be a nice space (compact $CW$-complex or triangulated space, compact manifold, whatever works), $f:Y\to X$ be a finite covering of degree $n$, and $\chi(X)$ be the euler characteristic. By the ...