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### Class group of hypersurfaces of finite representation type

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic different from $2,3$ and $5$, and let $R=k[[x,y,x_2,\dots,x_d]]/(f)$, where $f\in(x,y,x_2,\dots,x_d)^2$, $f\neq0$. By results of Buchweitz-...
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### Quotient of ideal generated by regular sequence is a perfect module

I have recently started reading Bruns-Herzog's 'Cohen Macaulay rings' and this is problem 1.4.27 in it. We say that a module $M$ over a Noetherian ring $R$ is perfect if the projective dimension of $M$...
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### Fixed point scheme of finite group Cohen-Macaulay?

Let $X$ be a quasi-projective scheme over a field $k$. Let $G$ be a finite group acting on $X$ whose order is invertible in $k$. If $X$ is Cohen-Macaulay, can we conclude that the subscheme of fixed ...
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### Weighted blowup of a Cohen-Macaulay ring along a regular sequence is Cohen-Macaulay?

Let $(R, \mathfrak{m})$ be a Cohen-Macaulay ring, let $f_1, \dotsc, f_d \in \mathfrak{m}$ be a regular sequence, and let $n_1, \dotsc, n_d > 0$ be weights (feel free to assume that $n_1 = 1$ if it ...
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Suppose I have a reduced l.c.i. scheme with two irreducible components: $X = Y \cup Z$. I want to say that if $Y$ is Cohen-Macaulay then $Z$ is as well. I think this follows from Eisenbund Theorem 21....
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### Cohen-Macaulay rings in GIT

I'm starting to learn about Cohen-Macaulay rings in my commutative Algebra course, and my teacher mentioned its use in Geometric Invariant Theory. Having some basic knowledge on the subject and ...
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### Hironaka decomposition over $\mathbb{Z}$?

Let $A=\bigoplus_{\ell\geq 0}A_\ell$ be a finitely generated graded $\mathbb{Z}$-algebra, with $A_0=\mathbb{Z}$, that is free as a $\mathbb{Z}$-module. If $k$ is a field, then $A\otimes k$ is a ...
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### If a finite poset supports a Cohen-Macaulay ASL, how far can it be from Cohen-Macaulay?

By the fundamental work of De Concini, Eisenbud, and Procesi, an algebra with straightening law (ASL) must be Cohen-Macaulay if it is built on a Cohen-Macaulay poset. I would like to understand the ...
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### Dualizing sheaf on a Cohen-Macaulay scheme

I would like to fill a detail in the answer given by Francesco Polizzi to the question "Is the dualizing sheaf on a Cohen-Macaulay scheme reflexive?". Let $X$ be a normal, Cohen-Macaulay scheme of ...