# Questions tagged [sites]

For question related to the mathematical notion of site, which among others generalizes the notion of topological space. For questions on internet-sites use online-resources, but note that these question need to be very specific to research-level mathematics to be on-topic.

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### Refinement of hypercovers by ordinary covers

I am asking for references and discussions of statements of the form Every bounded hypercover can be refined by an ordinary cover E.g., are there conditions for a site making this statement true? My ...
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### How to construct cup-product in a general site?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a site on the category of schemes for some Grothendieck topology, $X$ a scheme, and let $F,G$ be two sheaves of abelian groups on $\mathcal{C}$. Do we have cup-product as follows? ...
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### Grothendieck topology on a scheme equivalent to the circle

Suppose a class of morphisms of schemes is reasonable enough so that we can associate a small site to any scheme (just like small étale site). Is there a simple class of morphisms such that there is a ...
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### Points of the big Zariski site

It's relatively simple to show that the geometric morphisms $\mathbf{Set} \to \mathrm{Sh}(\mathbf{CRing}^\mathrm{op}_{\mathrm{fp}}, \mathrm{Zar})$ correspond to local rings. More precisely, since ...
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### Pullback of a constant sheaf over arbitrary sites

Given a geometric morphism between arbitrary Grothendieck topoi, $f:\mathcal{Sh(D)}\to\mathcal{Sh(C)}$, does the pullback $f^{-1}$ (i.e, the left adjoint) take constant sheafs to constant sheafs?
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### Equivalence of the definitions of a sheaf in SGA4 and in “Categories and Sheaves”

I asked this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, but got no answer. I don't understand why the definition of a sheaf (Definition 17.3.1 (ii)) given in the book [KS] Categories and Sheaves by ...
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### Differential Forms in Infinite Dimensions

In Kriegl/Michor's book "The convenient setting of global analysis", they define the space of differential $k$-forms on a possibly infinite-dimensional manifold $M$ as the space of smooth sections of ...
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### Etale site is useful - examples of using the small fppf site?

Edit: After the answers and comments, I'm hoping for a little bit of elaboration (in the comment to the answer below.) Also, question 2 was discussed here: Points in sites (etale, fppf, ... ) There, ...