# Questions tagged [schemes]

The first purpose of schemes theory is the geometrical study of solutions of algebraic systems of equations, not only over the real/complex numbers, but also over integer numbers (and more generally over any commutative ring with 1). It was finalized by Alexandre Grothendieck, during the 1950s and the 1960s.

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### Closed map of schemes and Frobenius reciprocity

A map of locales $f : X \rightarrow Y$ is closed if it satisfies the reciprocity relation $f_*(f^*(X) \vee Y) \cong X \vee f_* (Y)$.
How can we express a that a map of schemes $f : X \rightarrow Y$ ...

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### Correspondences and Graphs of rational maps

Assume we have two closed subvarieties $X \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ and
$Y \subset \mathbb{P}^m$ (over $\mathbb{C}$ or another alg closed field of char $0$)and a rational map
$f: X \dashrightarrow Y$. Can ...

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### Use of Flattening Stratification part 2 (Nitsure's construction of Hilbert and Quot schemes)

I study Nitin Nitsure's paper Construction of Hilbert and Quot Schemes (arXiv:math/0504590) and have some problems with the content of imposed universal property (F) in the section "Use of ...

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### What are the sections of an ideal sheaf on a scheme?

Suppose $X$ is a scheme and $f_1,...,f_n\in \Gamma(X,\mathcal O)$ are global sections.
One often reads about the ideal sheaf $\mathcal I=\mathcal (f_1,...,f_n)\subset \mathcal O$, but I have never ...

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### Algebraic spaces in the étale topology (proof from Stacks project)

I have a question about the proof of Lemma 78.12.1 from Stacks Project. The aim of the last paragraph of the proof is to verify that the map of sheaves in the étale topology $F \to U/R$ is an ...

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### Algebraic spaces as quotients of schemes (Definition from wikipedia)

I think that wikipedia article on Algebraic spaces contains a serious content error in the part on the definition of Algebraic spaces as quotients of schemes and I would like to discuss if it is ...

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### Projection from closure of locally closed subscheme is Etale

Let $S$ an arbitrary scheme and denote by $\Delta: S \to S \times S$ the diagonal immersion and $p_i: S \times S \to S$ the both projections to first resp second factor. (in following we will wlog ...

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### Strict transform does not modify the Normalization

I have a question about a reduction step in proof of Lemma 10.1.24 from Qing Liu's Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves on page 463:
Firstly we reduce to $S$ local, but then we replace $\mathcal{...

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### Use of flattening stratification (from Nitsure's construction of Hilbert and Quot schemes)

I study Nitin Nitsures paper on the Construction of Hilbert and Quot Schemes and not understand the propetry (F) completely:
In previous chapter (Embedding Quot into Grassmanian) it was
proved that ...

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### Restriction of a Cartier divisor

Let $X$ be a surface (so $2$-dimensional proper $k$-scheme)
$D \subset X$ an effective Cartier divisor of $X$ which corresponding to an invertible sheaf $\mathcal{L}=O_X(D)$ and
$C \subset X$ a closed ...

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### Locally freeness of twisted direct images $\pi_* \mathcal{F}(i)$

I have a question about a step in the proof of the
Existence of Flattening Stratification I found in
Nitsure's paper here: https://arxiv.org/abs/math/0504590 This question is closely related to Local ...

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### When do the spectra of overrings glue to a proper morphism?

This question is motivated by the construction of blowups.
Let $A \subset K$ be a commutative domain and its fraction field, and let $\{A_i\}$ be some finite collection of overrings in between.
Let $X ...

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### arithmetic del Pezzo surfaces in comparison with del Pezzo surfaces over a field

A del Pezzo surface is a smooth, 2-dimensional projective variety $X$ with ample anticanonical divisor, i.e. a 2-dimensional Fano variety.
I am interested in the arithmetic analogue, a 2-dimensional ...

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### Is a direct sum of flabby sheaves flabby?

Consider a family of flabby (= flasque) sheaves $(\mathcal F_i)_{i\in I}$ of abelian groups on the topological space $X$.
My question : is their direct sum sheaf $\mathcal F=\oplus _{i\in I} \mathcal ...

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### Resolution of pairs in characteristic p

Let $R$ be a complete DVR of characteristic $p$, say $R=\mathbb{F}_p[[t]]$, and $X$ be a reduced scheme of finite type over $R$. Let also $X_s$ denote the special fiber of $X$. If I understand ...

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### Affine scheme as algebraic space

We working in the following with Knutson's definition of an algebraic space
(ie via equivalence relation; there is also another equivalent def via
sheaves but let us work here with the following one):
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### Algebraic Space: Two equivalent constructions

According to Wikipedia
there are two common ways to define algebraic spaces:
they can be defined as either quotients of schemes by étale
equivalence relations,
or as sheaves on a big étale site that ...

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### Cohomological Brauer group vs classical

Let $X$ be a smooth scheme over $\mathbb{C}$.
A $O_X$-algebra $A$ is called Azumaya algebra on $X$
if locally it's ismorphic to matrix algebra: ie for
every $p \in X$ there exist open $U \subset X$ ...

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### Is there an example of a variety over the complex numbers with no embedding into a smooth variety?

Is there an example of a variety over the complex numbers with no embedding into a smooth variety?

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### The Serre duality theorem intuition

It is a well known fact that proper scheme $X$ over $k$ has a up to isomorphism unique dualizing sheaf (EGA I, Hartshorne).
This dualizing sheaf $\omega_X$ comes with two striking properties:
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### Cohomology of a family of twisted cubic curves (Hartshorne III, 12.9.2)

I'm trying to understand following Example in Hartshorne (Chapter III, Example 9.8.2
& Example 12.9.2):
Let $X_1 \subset \mathbb{P}^{3}$ be a twisted cubic curve not containing the point
$(0:...:1)...

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### Are “strongly finite dimensional” homotopy invariant sheaves with transfers (locally) constant?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. Let $S$ be a homotopy invariant $\mathbb{Q}$-linear sheaf with transfers in the sense of Voevodsky–Suslin, and assume that the dimension of $S(U)$ (over $\...

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### Base change of normalization map and scheme-theoretic surjectivity

Let $C$ be an affine, integral curve and $f: \widetilde{C} \to C$ be its normalization. Let $g:D \to C$ be a finite, affine, surjective morphism (note $D$ need not be reduced, but can assume ...

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### hypersurface of degree d Hilbert polynomial

I am in trouble to solve part (2) Exercise 1.13 from "Moduli of Curves"
by Harris and Morrison on page 9:
Exercise (1.13)
2) Fix a subscheme $X \subset \mathbb{P}^r$. Show, by taking ...

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### Completed stalks of the pushforward of the structure sheaf

Let $\pi:X\to S$ be a proper morphism of Noetherian schemes. Is it possible that $\pi_*\mathcal{O}_X\neq \mathcal{O}_S$ but the natural map $\mathcal{O}_s^\wedge\to (\pi_*\mathcal{O}_X)_s^\wedge$ is ...

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### How to understand the “boundary” of subscheme, as defined in “An elementary characterisation of Krull dimension”

In An elementary characterisation of Krull dimension and A short proof for the Krull dimension of a polynomial ring, Coquand, Lombardi, and Roy give an elementary characterization of Krull dimension, ...

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### Smoothness of Hilbert scheme of rational normal curves

I'm trying to solve Exercise 1.26 from the book "Moduli of Curves"
by Harris and Morrison on page 14:
Exercise (1.26) Determine the normal bundle to the rational normal
curve $C \subset \...

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### “Real algebraic varieties” vs finite type separated reduced $\mathbb{R}$-schemes with dense $\mathbb{R}$-points

This question is partly motivated by a few comments here. Let me denote by $R$ the (real-closed) field of real numbers $\mathbb{R}$; everything is probably the same over an arbitrary real-closed field....

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### $\mathscr Coh_{X|S} $ is algebraic and of finite type

Let $S$ be a Noetherian scheme and $X$ a projective $S$-scheme.
Reading Laumon-Moret--Bailly's "Champs Algebriques", Theorem 4.6.2.1:
$ \mathscr Coh_{X|S} $ and $ \mathscr Fib_{X|S,r} $ are ...

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### Global regular functions and restriction to the fiber

Let $S$ be a local scheme (spectrum of a local ring) with closed point $s$ and $f:X \to S$ a morphism of schemes.
Under which conditions on $f$ and $S$ is the natural map
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H^0(X,\mathcal{O})\otimes ...

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### Upper semi-continuity of intersection numbers

Consider a smooth projective morphism of schemes $X \rightarrow S$ with relative dimension $n$ (the application I have in mind is with $S$ = an open subset of $\text{Spec } \mathbb{Z}$) and assume ...

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### Fixed point scheme definition

I'm sorry if this is a trivial question, but it seems I can't find a clear answer.
I have a finitely generated Poisson algebra $A$, the Poisson scheme $X=Spec(A)$ and an automorphism $g$.
What is ...

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### Sections of non-reduced schemes

Let $X$ be an affine, irreducible (complex), generically reduced, scheme containing an embedded point, say at $x \in X$. Suppose further dimension of $X$ is strictly positive (can assume to be one ...

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### Dimension of a linear system of divisors on singular curve

Consider an singular irreducible plane curve $C \subset \mathbb{P}^2_k$ of degree $d>1$ over algebraically closed field $k$ which is given as vanishing locus $C=V(f(x,y,z))$ of a $f \in k[x,y,z]$ ...

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### Subschemes of the affine line over a domain

Let $R$ be a domain with affine spectrum $S$ and consider the scheme $X=\mathbb A^1_R=\operatorname {Spec}R[T] $ over $S$.
Let $P\subset R[T]$ be an ideal with $P\cap R=0$ and let $Y\subset X$ be the ...

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### The category of finite locally-free commutative group schemes

I'm trying to understand the properties of the category $\mathcal{FL}/S$ of finite locally-free commutative group schemes over an arbitrary base-scheme $S$. I know it is not in general an abelian ...

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### Reference for limits of schemes with non-affine transitions?

Inverse systems of projective schemes appear in several contexts, for example:
in constructing the Zariski-Riemann space of a projective variety,
in studying subvarieties of a projective variety ...

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### Discriminant ideal in a member of Barsotti-Tate Group

Let $S = \operatorname{Spec} R$ an affine scheme (in our case latter a complete dvr) and $p$ a prime. Then Barsotti-Tate group or $p$-divisible group $G$ of height $h$ over $S$
is an inductive system
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### Projection formula for flat morphisms

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a flat morphism between two smooth projective varieties. Let $L$ be a locally free sheaf on $X$ and $\mathcal{F}$ a coherent sheaf on $Y$. How to prove $f_*(L\otimes f^*\...

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### Necessary condition to extend a morphism of schemes

Consider two schemes $X,Y$ over a locally noetherian scheme $S$. Let $p \in X$ and assume that $X$ is irreducible and not affine spectrum of a semilocal ring.
We assume moreover we have a morphism $...

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### What are the Newton groupoids from Drinfeld's paper on the Grinberg-Kazhdan theorem?

The paper the Grinberg-Kazhdan formal arc theorem and the Newton groupoids by Drinfeld seems to contain many interesting things which are beyond me. For now, I am trying to get some intuition for the ...

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### Separable extensions & topology vs inseparable extensions and algebra

In the note Properties of fibers and applications, Osserman writes above Definition 1.5:
Intuitively, the point is that phenomena relating to topology
can only change under separable extensions, ...

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### Does a morphism of etale sheaves restricting to a closed subscheme $Z$ induce a morphism of their subsheaves of sections supported on $Z$?

Let $X$ be a locally Noetherian scheme and $i:Z\to X$ be an immersion of closed subschemes.
Let $\mathcal{F},\mathcal{G}$ be two etale abelian sheaves over $X_{et}$.
We can define the subsheaf $\...

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### Other interesting notions when we change topology on $\text{Sch}/S$

Let $\text{Sch}$ be the category of schemes. Let $S$ be an object of $\text{Sch}$. Consider the category $\text{Sch}/S$.
Some interesting topologies on $\text{Sch}/S$ are Zariski, fpqc, étale, fppf.....

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### local acyclicity when restricting to an hypersurface

Let $X$ be a smooth scheme over $\mathbb{C}$ and a constructible sheaf $K$ of complex vector spaces on $X\times\mathbb{A}^1$ and a function $g:X\rightarrow \mathbb{A}^1$.
Suppose that $K$ is locally ...

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### Why Use Hypercohomology When Defining the de Rham Cohomology of a Smooth Scheme over $k$?

Hopefully this question is of an appropriate level for this site: I'm reading some notes by Claire Voisin titled Géométrie Algébrique et Géométrie Complexe. Let $X$ be a smooth $k-$scheme. In these ...

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### Injectivity of the cohomology map associated to the pullback of line bundles

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a flat, surjective, smooth morphism between smooth algebraic varieties (over $\mathbb C$). We assume that $f$ has relative dimension $n$ and we assume also that $\dim Y\ge 2$ (just ...

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### Separable morphism of curves

A proof from Janos Kollar's Lectures on Resolution of Singularities Kollar (p 37) works as follows:
Theorem 1.58 (M. Noether, 1871). Let $k$ be an algebraically closed
field and $C \subset \...

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### Surjective morphisms dominated by some fpqc covering

Now I'm reading Cornell and Silverman's "Arithmetic Geometry" and I have trouble with a statement in this book. On page 39 of this book, the author says "Now $G\to Q$ is a surjection, consequently it ...

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### Formal neighbourhood of a closed subscheme

Let $X$ be a variety and $Y \subset X$ a closed subvariety.
Edit: Assume they are both smooth.
Denote $N_{Y / X}$ the normal bundle of $Y$ in $X$. The formal neighbourhood of $Y$ in $X$ is the ...