# Questions tagged [valuative-criteria]

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### Can continuity of a function be checked by restricting to smooth curves?

Well-known example: Consider the function
$$f(x,y)=\left\{\begin{array}{c}
\frac{x^2y}{x^4+y^2} & \text{if }(x,y)\neq(0,0)\\
0 & \text{if }(x,y)=(0,0)
\end{array}\right.$$
When restricted to ...

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### Can a single DVR witness all specializations on a variety?

If $X$ is a noetherian scheme with points $x$ and $\xi$ so that $x$ is in the closure of $\{\xi\}$, then there exists a discrete valuation ring $V$ and a map $Spec(V)\to X$ sending the generic point ...

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### Example where you *need* non-DVRs in the valuative criteria

The valuative criterion for separatedness (resp. properness) says that a morphism of schemes (resp. a quasi-compact morphism of schemes) f:X→Y is separated (resp. proper) if and only if it ...

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### Valuative criterion for properness

Let $f : X \rightarrow Y$ be a finite type morphism of Noetherian schemes. The valuative criterion for properness runs as follows. Suppose that for any DVR $R$ with fraction field $K$ that any $K$-...

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### Can the valuative criteria for separatedness/properness be checked “formally”?

Suppose f:X→Y is a morphism of finite type between locally noetherian schemes. The valuative criterion for separatedness (resp. properness) says roughly that f is a separated (resp. proper) ...

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### Valuative criterion to extend morphism of schemes

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, $X, Y$ integral $k$-schemes and $Y$ proper over $k$. Let $U$ be a non-empty open subset $U \subset X$
and $f:U \to Y$ a morphism of finite-type. Suppose ...

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### Can the valuative criteria be checked “on a dense open”?

The valuative criterion for separatedness (resp. properness) says that a noetherian scheme X is separated (resp. proper) if and only if
for any DVR R, with fraction field K,
any map Spec(K)→...