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Constructible derived category and fundamental category

Introduction (may be skipped) Given a nice topological space $X$, the category of local systems (say over a field $k$) on it is equivalent to the category of representations of its fundamental ...
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Epsilon factors - a la Beilinson - What is it?

I understand, to some extent, Tate's thesis. Could somebody explain perhaps what are the epsilon factors in Beilinson's works, such as "$\epsilon$-factors for Gauss-Manin determinants", or "...
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“Correct” definition of stratified spaces and reference for constructible sheaves?

It seems that the theory of constructible sheaves (in particular anything that goes into proving that they form an abelian category) requires some technical statements about existence of certain ...
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Why do Kashiwara and Schapira require a base ring of finite global dimension?

In the book "Sheaves on Manifolds" by Kashiwara and Schapira, they work always with sheaves of $R$-modules, where $R$ is a ring of finite global dimension. Why do they do this, what care ...
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Analogues of D-modules and constructible sheaves

For a smooth complex variety, one can consider the category of say holonomic $\mathcal D$ modules on it. It is equipped with the deRham functor, which turns a $\cal D$-module into a constructible ...
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Proof of Kashiwara's constructibility theorem for algebraic D-modules

I am trying to understand the proof of Kashiwara's constructibility theorem for algebraic D-modules, following either the book "D-modules, Perverse sheaves, and representation theory" by Hotta, ...
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Proof of MacPherson's result about set-valued constructible sheaves and exit paths

I'm looking for a proof of a theorem that is attributed to MacPherson. Treumann (Section 1.1 in Exit paths and constructible stacks, 2009) states the theorem as: Theorem 1.2 (MacPherson). Let $(X,S)...
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Category of representations of the path-groupoid

The path-groupoid $\mathcal{P}_1(X)$ of a (smooth) topological space $X$ is a refinement of the fundamental groupoid $\Pi_1(X)$ whose morphisms are given by (piecewise smooth) paths in $X$ up to thin-...
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Picard group of derived category of sheaves

Let $X$ be a topological space and $R$ be a commutative ring with unit, $D(X,R)$ is the derived category of unbounded complexes of sheaves of $R$-modules. Moreover we suppose that $X$ is a stratified ...
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Constructible sheaves and dg-modules

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, $A_M$ the de Rham algebra of $M$, $D_{A_M}$ the derived category of the category of differential graded (dg) $A_M$-modules and $D^+_c(M)$ the bounded below constructible ...
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Confusion about a proof from Goresky and MacPherson's “Intersection Homology II”

Context My question is about the "proof of claim" on page 84 of Goresky and MacPherson's "Intersection Homology II". For ease of reading, here's the claim: Claim: Suppose $X$ is a topological ...
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What is the need for torsion in the definition of lisse sheaves?

I am studying the basics of constructible and lisse sheaves, and am trying to understand SGA 4, IX. As Grothendieck himself observes at the beginning of the chapter, one is forced to work with torsion ...
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Purity and six operations?

The six operations $f_!,f^!,f_*,f^*,\otimes,\mathcal Hom$ have the property that they preserve estimates on weights in one direction. For $f_!,f^!,f_*,f^*$ I can see, that they don't preserve purity ...
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Comparing Frobenius weights with Mixed Hodge theory

For a variety over a finite field Deligne define weights by looking at the eigenvalues of the Frobenius. On the other hand, if we take a variety over $\mathbb{Q}$, at least for its constant sheaf we ...
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Fulton's deformation to the normal cone vs Verdier's

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over a field $k$, and let $Y$ be a smooth subvariety. In the literature, I've seen two versions of the deformation to the normal cone: Verdier's version: $\tilde{X}_Y^\...
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A property of nearby cycles functor

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a flat morphism of irreducible projective algebraic varieties over $\mathbb{C}$ (or any other algebraically closed field of characteristic 0). Assume that $Y$ is smooth, and ...
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Constructible sheaves on general stratified spaces

I am not an expert in the field, so my question might be rather standard. Let $X$ be a compact metric space. Assume that $X=\cup_{i=1}^NS_i$ is a finite disjoint union of locally closed topological ...
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singular support of D-module smooth w.r.t. a stratification

(1) Suppose that $X$ is a smooth complex algebraic variety, stratified by some nice smooth stratification $S$. Let $M$ be a $D$-module on $X$, s.t. its shriek-pullback (or star... whatever is ...
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Generalized Behrend version for Grothendieck-Lefschetz trace formula

[MOVED HERE FROM MSE.] The statement of the Grothendieck-Lefschetz fixed point theorem is well-known. For a proper algebraic variety $X$ over $\mathbb F_q$, $$\#X(\mathbb F_q) =\sum_i (−1)^i Tr(Fr_X, ...
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Is there an analogue to the koszul complex for constructible sheaves?

Given a variety $X$ and a complete-intersection morphism $$ Y \to X $$ is there an analogue of the Koszul complex for $\mathcal{O}_Y \in \textbf{Coh}(X)$ in the setting of constructible sheaves? ...
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How to compute the first etale cohomology of a constructible torsion-free sheaf?

I am interested in the following example! Let $k$ be a field, let $X_0$ be the scheme $\mathrm{Spec}R$ with $R_0=k[x,y]/(xy)$, let $R$ be the strict Hensilian localalisation of $R_0$ at the origin ...
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Vanishing of !-restriction of constructible sheaves

If $\mathcal F$ is a constructible sheaf (say of $\mathbb C$-modules) on a (real) manifold concentrated in degree $0$ and $i\colon Z \hookrightarrow X$ is a submanifold, can I say anything about $H^j(...
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Interesting (non) examples of singular support

I'm trying to better understand singular support of sheaves on smooth manifolds---to this end: What are examples of conical subsets of $T^*X$ that cannot arise as the singular support of a sheaf on $...
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Sheaves with $\mathbb{R}$-constructible proper direct image closed under dualizing?

I learned about $\mathbb{R}$-constructible sheaves very recently, so I hope this isn't a silly question: Let $M$ be a real analytic manifold, and $U\subset M$ an open subanalytic subspace. Denote the ...
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Higher direct image of locally constant torsion sheaf (étale cohomology)

Let $\phi:X\rightarrow Y$ be a generically smooth projective surjective morphism of algebraic varieties over $k=\bar k.$ Is it possible for $R^1\phi_*(\mathbb Z/l)$ to be supported on a divisor of $Y$ ...
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Nearby cycles and specialisation - properties

I am looking for reference for properties of nearby cycles - specifically, commutation with non-characteristic pull-back (good enough - commutation with pull-back to closed subvariety which is ...
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Reference wanted - preservation of constructible sheaves (in classical topology) by all functors

Hello, Can anybody point to me a reference about the preservation of the derived bounded category of sheaves with constructible cohomology on the underlying classical (anayltic) space of a complex ...
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Grothendieck group of constructible sets

Let $K_0$ be the Grothendieck group of complex algebraic varieties. This is the group generated by all complex algebraic varieties, subject to the relations: (i) $[X]=[Y]$ if $X,Y$ are isomorphic, (...
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If the set of non-0 stalks of F is relatively open, is the same true of its Verdier dual?

Let $X$ be a complex manifold, $F$ a bounded complex of $\Bbb C_X$-modules with constructible cohomology. If the set $\{x: F_x\neq0\}$ is relatively open (i.e. open in its closure), is the same true ...
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Continuity of constructible derived category

Let $X_0$ be a variety over $\mathbb F_q$. Denote by $X_n$ its basechange to $\mathbb F_{q^n}$ and let $X=\lim X_n$ be its basechange to the algebraic closure $\overline{\mathbb F}_q$. Let $D^b_c(X_n,...
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on a characterisation of the intersection complex

Let $X$ be an integral scheme of finite type over a field $k$ of dimension $d$ and $U$ an open dense smooth subscheme. Let $K\in D_{c}^{b}(X,\bar{\mathbb{Q}}_{l})$ be such that $K_{U}=\bar{\mathbb{Q}}...
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condition for constructibility of direct images of constructible sheaves under open embedding

In $D$-Modules, Perverse Sheaves and Representation Theory from R. Hotta, K. Takeuchi and T. Tanisaki, I found the following statement (in section 8.2, the lines before Definition 8.2.2): Setting: ...
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constructibility for pushforward

Let consider a quasicompact open $j:U\rightarrow\mathbb{A}^{\mathbb{N}}$ over a field $k$, Is there an example where $Rj_{*}\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ is not constructible, where $n$ is prime to the ...