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Analogue of the theorem on formal functions for henselization

Let $\pi:X\to S$ be a proper morphism of Noetherian schemes. For any integer $p\geq 0$ and any point $s\in S$ the theorem on formal functions gives us a description of the completion of $(R^p \pi_*\...
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Varieties with everywhere good reduction that are isomorphic over every completion have isomorphic generic fibers

Let $R$ be the ring of integers in a number field. Let $X$ and $Y$ be smooth and proper schemes over $R$. For a maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}\subset R$ denote the completion of the localization at $\...
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Henselization and completions of local rings & schemes

That's the second part of my coarse becoming acquainted with Henselizations of fields and local rings. (in this question we focus on local rings as it is more algebro geometric motivated). So let $(R,...
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Completion and extension by scalars

Let $R\subset S$ be commutative rings, $I\trianglelefteq R$ an ideal and $M$ be an $R$-module. Suppose that 1) $R$ is Noetherian and $I$-adically complete. 2) $M$ is a finite $R$-module (hence $M$ ...
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Is the completion of an infinitely generated module, again infinitely generated

Let $A$ be a local noetherian ring with maximal ideal $m$. Let $M$ be an infinitely generated $A$-module and $\hat{M}$ be the $m$-adic completion of $M$. Denote by $\hat{A}$ the $m$-adic completion of ...
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Completion of infinite projective space

I would like to ask for a reference regarding the completion of infinite-dimensional Projective Space (both Real and Complex). Since in the infinite-dimensional projective space you can take sequences ...
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Riemann–Hurwitz Formula for Normal Projective Curves

My question refers to the proof of Theorem 7.4.16 from Liu's "Algebraic Geometry" at page 290 : QUESTION: Why does $e'_x= length_{\hat{B}}(W_{\hat{B}/\hat{A}}/\hat{B})$ hold? During the proof we ...
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Induced morphism of completions of local rings

Let $g: A \to B$ be a local ring morphism between local Noetherian (commutative) rings $A,B$ (so $g(m_A) \subset m_B$ for the unique maximal ideals of the corresponding rings). Assume that the induced ...
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A question related to bousfield localization and nilpotent completion

I am reading Bousfield's paper entitled "The localization of spectra with respect to homology" (MSN). In that paper, Corollary 6.13 states that, if a ring spectrum $E$ has countable homotopy and ...
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Is completion of isolated singularity isolated?

Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field and let $A=K[x_1,\dots,x_n]/I$ be a $K$-algebra of finite type which has only an isolated singularity at the origin. Let $\mathfrak{m}=(x_1,\dots,x_n)$ and ...
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Mapping cone and derived tensor product

This question is in some sense a continuation to this question: Derived Nakayama for complete modules For the setting: Let $A$ be a ring and let $I$ be some finitely generated ideal in $A$. Let $f\...
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Derived Nakayama for complete modules

I have encountered the following "Nakayama Lemma" recently: Let $A$ be a ring and $I$ some finitely generated ideal. Let $\mathcal C_\bullet$ be a chain complex of $I$-(derived) complete $A$-...
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Reference request : $I$-adic smoothness

The following result has been know for a while now: Let $f:\mathfrak X \rightarrow \mathfrak Y$ be an adic morphism of (locally) Noetherian formal schemes and $K\subset \mathcal O_{\mathfrak Y}$ and ...
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Completion in the non-noetherian case

Let $A$ be a non-noetherian, commutative $\mathbb{C}$-algebra and $X, Y$ be noetherian affine $\mathbb{C}$-schemes. Denote by $X_A:=X \times_{\mathbb{C}} \mbox{Spec}(A)$ and $Y_A:=Y \times_{\mathbb{C}}...
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Completion of localization of completion

Let $(A,m)$ be a noetherian local ring, and let $p \subseteq A$ be a prime ideal. From this data, we can construct two rings: 1. We may localize $A$ at $p$, and then complete, obtaining the $pA_p$-...
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Is a filtered colimit of complete module complete?

This is probably a textbook question but i haven't been able to find a reference. Let $R$ be a complete commutative Noetherian local ring and $I$ its unique maximal ideal (I'm mostly interested in the ...
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completion of finitely generated module over non-Noetherian ring

Let $A$ be a commutative ring with unity and fix $f \in A$. Any $A$-module $M$ has its $f$-adic completion, the $\hat{A}$-module $\hat{M} = \underset{n}{\lim} M/f^nM$. There is a canonical map $\hat{A}...
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Why is $K_{\upsilon}|K$ separable for a global field $K$?

I asked this question on math.stackexchange but maybe it fits here better. If not, I apologize in advance and will remove the question. Let $K$ be a global field and $\upsilon$ a prime of $K$. Then ...
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Can we recover the completion of a local ring $R$ if its associated graded is the coordinate ring of a Veronese variety?

Suppose $R$ is a localization of a normal closed point of a variety of dimension $n$ over an algebraically closed field $k$ with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$. Suppose also that the associated graded $\...
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Is the completion of a CAT(0) open ball a closed ball?

It is well-known that the completion of a metric space which is homeomorphic to a ball can be very wild; in fact, I think, every compact manifold is the closure of an open ball! But CAT(0) spaces are ...
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Doesn't completion of a representation ring preserve its indecomposables?

For $G = PSU(3)$, it is known that $\dim I(G;\mathbb Q) / I(G;\mathbb Q)^2 = 3$, while $H^{**}(BG;\mathbb Q)$ is obviously a power series ring in two indeterminates since $G$ has rank 2. This would ...
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Can an intersection of ideals in a Noetherian ring be replaced by a countable intersection?

Let $(R,\frak m)$ be a Noetherian local ring, and let $X$ be a set of ideals in $R$. Assume $\bigcap_{I \in X} I = 0$. Is there some sequence $\{I_n\}_{n \in \mathbb N}$, with $I_n \in X$ for all $n$...
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link between completion of the universal enveloping algebra and an endomorphism of functor

My question could be resume in the following way : Let $\mathfrak{t} \to \mathrm{End}(V)$ a representation of an abelian Lie algebra into an infinite dimensional vector space. What can we say ...
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Is the completion of an injective local homomorphism still injective

Let $R$ be a regular local ring (say of dimension 2) with quotient field $F$. Let $A$ be a discrete valuation ring with the same quotient field such that $R\subset A\subset F$, $A\neq F$. Let $\hat{R}$...
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Example of R-bad space

I have been looking around for examples of $R$-bad spaced in the sense of Bousfield and Kan. In their book "Homotopy limits, completions and localizations] they give several examples of such spaces ...
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Completeness of Localizations of Completions of Commutative Rings

Let $R$ be an integral domain. Let $x,y\in R\setminus\{0\}$ be distinct. Let $\hat R$ be the $x$-adic completion of $R$ (the ring of all sequences $(r_n+Rx^n)_{n\ge0}$ where for $n\ge0$, $r_n\in R$ ...
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Lemma in Scholze-Weinstein

In the paper "Moduli of $p$-divisible groups" by Scholze and Weinstein (see http://math.bu.edu/people/jsweinst/Moduli/Moduli.pdf), one finds the following claim in Lemma 5.2.7: Lemma: Let $K$ be a ...
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Enriched Cauchy completions and underlying categories

The ordinary Cauchy completion $\overline{C}$ of a small category $C$ satisfies a number of conditions: Every idempotent in $\overline{C}$ splits, there's an equivalence of categories $[C^{op}, Set] \...
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Is there a complete local analogue of the Artin-Tate lemma?

The Artin-Tate lemma states that if $A \subseteq B \subseteq C$ are commutative rings where $A$ and $C$ are Noetherian, $C$ is finitely generated as an $A$-algebra, and $C$ is finitely generated as a $...
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Lie Algebras over DVRs and basechange to the completion

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring containing an algebraically closed field $K$ of characteristic zero and let $L$ be a Lie algebra over $R$ whose underlying $R$-module is finitely generated and ...
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How is a MacNeille completion “universal” like a beta-compactification is “universal”?

The beta-compactification of a topological space is characterized as the largest space such that every mapping from the original space to another (range) space can be extended through to a mapping ...
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Completion of a local ring of a curve

Let $X$ be a smooth projective irreducible curve defined over an algebraically closed field $\mathbb{K}$ (of arbitrary characteristic), and let $p\in X$ be a closed point. Denote by $\mathcal{O}_p(X)$ ...
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Completion of the set of subsets with half volume.

Let $X$ be a measure space with finite $|X|=\int_X1$ and $f:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function. Under what condition on $X$ and $f$ does there exist a subset $Y \subset X$ satisfying the following?...
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Completion of abelian topological groups

During some exercises I came upon the following questions that I cannot answer myself. Given a topological group $G$ we can build the completion using cauchy sequences and denote this completion by $\...
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elementary question on a completion of a ring

Let $k$ a field, and $k[\epsilon]=k[X]/(X^{2})$ , what is the completion of the ring $k[\epsilon][t]$ with respect to the ideal $(t^{2}+\epsilon)$?
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Dimension of formal fiber

The question comes from my attempt to understand the following question. height of contracted prime ideals in power series rings $\bullet$ My original question: Let $(R,m)$ be a Noetherian local ring ...
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Artin approximation theorems over non-regular rings/non-Noetherian rings

In Artin1968 he considers $\underline{analytic}$ equations, but over the ring $R=k\{x_1,..,x_n\}$. In Artin1969 he works with $R=k\{x_1,..,x_n\}/I$, not necessarily regular, but considers $\underline{...
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Finite extensions of $\mathbb Q_p$

Is there any finite extension of $\mathbb Q_p$ which is not the completion of a finite extension of $\mathbb Q$ at some place over $p$ ? Analogously in equicaracteristic, if $k=\overline {\mathbb F_p}...
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Does every Lindelof uniform space have a Lindelof completion?

Recall Lindelof = every open cover has a countable subcover. Is the question of the title answered by known material from some standard text on uniform spaces? Note it is well known to be true for ...
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Completion of local rings in the exceptional divisor of a blow-up

Let $X=\mathrm{Spec}(A)$ be an affine variety, $Z\subseteq X$ a closed, reduced subscheme. Let $$\beta:Y=\mathrm{Bl}_Z(X)\to X$$ be the blow-up of $X$ in $Z$. In other words, $Y=\mathrm{Proj}(A[IT])...
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Metrizability of $\mathfrak{a}$-adic topology

Let $A$ be a ring, $\mathfrak{a}\subset A$ an ideal. Then is the $\mathfrak{a}$-adic topology on $A$ necessarily a metric space? I can see that it is true when $A$ is a DVR, but is it true in general?
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Does completion commute with localization?

Suppose $A$ is a Noetherian (not necessarily local) ring and $\mathfrak{m}\subset A$ a maximal ideal. Then is it true that $$\hat{A}_{\hat{\mathfrak{m}}}=\widehat{A _{\mathfrak{m}}},$$ where hats ...
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What kind of completion is this?

Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff space, and $C(X)$ the unital commutative C*-algebra of continuous functions on it. The double Banach dual $C(X)^{**}$ is a commutative von Neumann algebra and hence has ...
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Comparing lower central series and augmentation ideal completions

Let G be a group. Let $G^p$ be the completion of G with respect to the mod p lower central series of G.i.e. $G^p=\varprojlim_{q} G/\gamma_qG$, where $\gamma_qG$ is generated by all $\{[x_1,\cdots,x_s]^...
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Is completeness of a field an algebraic property?

Pretty straitforward: If a field has a metric in which it is complete can it have a metric in which it is not complete? By metric I mean field norm of course