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What is the canonical morphism of $\mathbb{P}^n_A$ to $\text{Spec }A$?

On Liu's book Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves, he gives a general definition of the projective scheme $\mathbb{P}^n_A$, for $A$ a ring, as $Proj (B)$, for $B=A[x_0,\dots,x_n]$. Later, he ...
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Composition of morphisms and critical values.

Definition: Let $\varphi:X\longrightarrow Y$ be a morphism between varieties over $k$. We say that $\varphi$ is smooth at $x\in X$ if the following properties holds: $\varphi $ is flat at $x$ . ...
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Structure sheaf of $Proj \ S$ in terms of compatible stalks

Let $S$ be a graded ring. When I learned structure sheaf of $Proj \ S$, I learned it by glueing the sheaf on the distinguished open sets together. I was wondering if someone could explain me how I ...
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Compute the cohomology of projective schemes

In Hartshorne's book, Section 3.5, the cohomology of projective spaces is computed. How to compute the cohomology of projective schemes? Maybe the general case is complicated, please look at the ...
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What is the definition of $I(Z)$ when $Z \subseteq Proj S$

Let $S$ be a graded ring. In the notes of Ravi Vakil, he only says "define $I(Z) \subseteq S_+$", when $Z \subseteq Proj S$, where $S_+$ is all the elements in $S$ that are sum of positive degree ...
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Point at infinity of the scheme $\mathbb{P}^1$

Let $\mathbb{P}^1_k$ be the scheme defined as either $\text{Proj }k[t]$ or obtained by gluing two affine lines appropriately. What is the point at infinity which in topology usually is given by ...
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Confused about short exact sequence involving $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^n}$ and $\mathcal{O}_Z$ for $\pi:Z\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^n$ closed embedding

If $\pi: Z\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^n$ is a closed embedding where $Z$ is the zero set of some degree homogeneous polynomial, we have: $$0\rightarrow \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^n}(-d)\rightarrow ...
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$(-1)$-curves and base change along a field automorphism.

Suppose that $E\subseteq S$ is a $(-1)$-curve inside a non-singular complex projective surface. By a $(-1)$-curve $E$, I mean that $E\cong\mathbb P^1_\mathbb C$ and $E^2=-1$. Now consider a field ...
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Activity on arrow network and block chart

I have to figure this out : ...
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Notation in the Semicontinuity Theorem

In Hartshorne's book Algebraic Geometry in Chapter III Section 12 we have the following situation: $f\colon X\to Y$ is a projective morphism of schemes, $Y$ is the affine spectrume of a ring $A$ , ...
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Does the canonical morphism commute with direct image functor?

I am trying to prove the representability of the Quotient functor. I have the following problem. Let $\phi \colon T \to S$ be a morphism of noetherian schemes and let $F$ be a coherent sheaf on ...
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Scheme theoretic dual of $\mathbb P^n_k$

Consider an algebraically closed field $k$, and define $\mathbb P^n_k:=\textrm{Proj}(k[T_0,\ldots,T_n])$. In some algebraic geometry books I see the notation ${(\mathbb P^n_k)}^\vee$ that is referred ...
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$\mathbb C$-isomorphism between two $\mathbb C$-schemes.

Consider a field automorphism $\sigma\in\textrm{Aut}(\mathbb C)$, and moreover consider the $\mathbb C$-scheme $p:\mathbb P^1_{\mathbb C}\longrightarrow\textrm{Spec}\,{\mathbb C}$ where $\mathbb ...
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Projective varieties and irreducibility

The "modern"(schematic) definition of a projective variety is the following: Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. A projective variety over $k$ is a closed subscheme of $\mathbb ...
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Torsion sheaves on a curve

This is probably a silly question, but I'm a bit confused. Regarding exercises 6.11 and 6.12 of Chapter II of Hartshorne: Let $X$ be a nonsingular projective curve over an algebraically closed field ...
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The structure morphism of a projective variety induces a morphism of $k$-algeras

Suppose that $k$ is an algebraically closed field and that $X=\textrm{Proj}{\frac{k[T_1,\ldots,T_n]}{(f_1,\ldots,f_n)}}$ is a projective variety with a structural morphism $p:X\rightarrow\textrm{Spec} ...
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Local complete intersection scheme, conormal sheaves and differentials

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$ and $Z \subset X$ be a local complete intersection subscheme in $X$. Denote by $I_Z$ the ideal sheaf of $Z$ in $X$ and $\Omega^1_X$ the sheaf ...
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Degree of ample bundle over projective curve is positive

(From Vakil's notes, Exercise 18.4.K) If $C$ is an integral projective curve over a field $k$, and $\mathscr{L}$ is an ample line bundle on $C$, why is the degree of $\mathscr{L}>0$? If $C$ is ...
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Twisting relative proj (exercise from Vakil)

I'm stuck on another problem (17.2.G) from Vakil's notes, and I'm wondering if somebody could get me started. Specifically, we are given a scheme $X$, an invertible sheaf $\mathscr{L}$ on $X$ and a ...
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complex automorphisms acting on a projective variety

Consider a complex projective variety $X=\operatorname{Proj}\frac{\mathbb C[T_1,\ldots,T_n]}{(f_1,\ldots,f_n)}$ with $f_1,\ldots,f_n$ homogeneous polynomials. If $\sigma\in\operatorname{Aut}(\mathbb ...
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Closed subschemes of projective space

We work over the complex numbers. If $X$ is an integral closed subscheme of $\mathbb P^n$, then there exists a homogeneous ideal $I$ of $A=\mathbb C[x_0,\ldots,x_n]$ such that $X = V_+(I) =$ ...
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Structure sheaf of a divisor

I have heard that from a given divisor $D \hookrightarrow X$ (where $X$ is a projective scheme and $D = \sum n_i Y_i$ such that each $Y_i$ is smooth and $Y_i \hookrightarrow X$ is a closed immersion), ...
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Projective varieties are the common zeros of some homogeneous polynomials

definition: A projective variety over a field $k$ is a closed subscheme (over $k$) of $\mathbb P^n_k=\operatorname{Proj}(k[T_0,\ldots,T_n])$. Now it can be proved (I have done it) that if ...
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Associated projective bundle on a projective scheme

Suppose that $X$ is a quasi-projective $k$-scheme with a right $B$-action (where $B$ is a linear algebraic group or Lie group) and that the quotient $X/B$ exists. Let the canonical projection $X \to ...
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$d$-branched coverings and finite morphisms of degree $d$

Consider a smooth projective curve $X$ over $\mathbb C$ (so $X$ is a projective $\mathbb C$-scheme, integral, of finite type....), and let $t: X\longrightarrow\mathbb P^1_{\mathbb ...
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global sections of structure sheaf of a projective scheme X over a field k?

Some may have already asked this question. What are the global sections of structure sheaf of a projective scheme $X$ over a field $k$? By Hartshorne page 18, Chapter 1, Theorem 3.4, global sections ...
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questions about Global Proj

Can someone explain the construction of the global $\mathbf{Proj}$ to me? Although this question has been asked here, I still have several questions. For each open affine subset $U = \mathrm{Spec} ...
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Existence of a morphism of schemes from $X$ to $\mathbb P_A^n$?

In exercise §II.III.VIII. of Algebraic geometry and arithmetic curves by Qing.Liu. one is asked the following: Let $X$ be a scheme over a ring $A.$ Let $f_0, \cdots,f_n\in\mathcal O_X(X)$ be ...
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If $B$ is a graded $A$-algebra, then $\operatorname{Proj}B$ is an $A$-scheme

If $B$ is a graded ring, then for me is clear that $\operatorname{Proj}B$ with affine covering given by $D_+{(f)}\cong\operatorname{Spec} B_{(f)}$ is a scheme. The problem arises when $B$ is a graded ...
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Construction of projective space of a graded ring

Let $S=k[x_0,x_1,x_2]$, $k$ an algebraically closed field and $ S_d=k[x_0^d,x_0^{d-1}x_1,\ldots,x_2^{d-1}x_1, x_2^d]$. $\mathbb{P}S_d $ is identified with the projective space $\mathbb{P}^{N_d} $, ...
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Reducibility of a Hilbert scheme in projective space

My question concerns the computation of the Hilbert scheme $\mathsf{Hilb}_{3}^{2x+1}$, which parametrizes all curves of degree $2$ and genus $0$ in $\mathbb{P}^{3}_{k}$, with $k$ algebraically closed. ...
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In the Proj construction, are the homogeneuos prime ideals determined up to an element in the base ring?

Consider the point $[a_0,...,a_n]\sim [a_0\lambda,...,a_n\lambda] \in \Bbb P^k_n$. How do you write the corresponding homogeneous prime ideal in the graded ring $S:=k[x_0,...,x_n]$? Well, the ...
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Conditions under which a variety to remains smooth after base change (if p > 0)

Let $k$ be an arbitrary field of positive characteristic and let $V$ be a smooth projective (irreducible) variety over $k$. Suppose that $K/k$ is a field extension such that $V_K:=V\times_{\text{Spec ...
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On the Hilbert function of projective schemes

Let $X \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ be a projective subscheme (not necessarily reduced or irreducible). Denote by $I_X$ the ideal of $X$ i.e., $\Gamma_*(\mathcal{I}_X)$. There are two definitions of Hilbert ...
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What does the notation $\mathbb{P}V$ mean for a vectorspace $V$?

In algebraic geometry, I keep seeing the notation $\mathbb{P}V$ when $V$ is given as a vectorspace. My best guess is that $\mathbb{P}V$ is to mean the projective closure of $V$. But it would be nice ...
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Projective scheme

How can I prove that the two different construction of $\mathbb{P}_k^n$ (as $Proj K[x_0,x_1,...,x_n]$ and by gluing copies of $\mathbb{A}_k^n$) agree? And how can I prove that if $A$ is reduced also ...
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Proj description of successive blowups

I am attempting to understand the global Proj description of a blowup. The following example is giving me difficulty. Start by taking $\mathbb{A}^2_{\mathbb{C}} = \text{Spec}(\mathbb{C}[x,y])$ and ...
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How does Liu intend his readers to compute $H^0(X,\Omega^1_{X/k})$ of this scheme?

In the chapter on duality theory in Liu's Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves, there is the following exercise. I'm having trouble seeing how one can apply the duality theory developed in Liu to ...
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When are complete intersections also local complete intersections?

First, let us recall some definitions. Let $P=\mathbb P^d_k$ be a projective space over a field $k$. Let $X$ be a closed subvariety of $P$ of dimension $r$. We say that $X$ is a complete ...
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Computing Kähler differentials on $\mathbb P^1_A$ (What did Liu intend?)

Let $A$ be a ring and $X=\mathbb P^1_A$. On $D_+(T_0)\cap D_+(T_1)$, we have $$T^2_0d(T_1/T_0)= -T^2_1d(T_0/T_1).$$ How does one formally compute this transition? Of course this is ...
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Why do these two constructions of a sheaf associated to a module on a projective scheme agree?

Let $B$ be a graded ring an $M$ be a $\mathbb Z$-graded $B$-module. We can associate to $M$ a sheaf of modules on $\operatorname{Proj} B$ by defining the sheaf on the principal open sets $D_+(f)$ to ...
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Why are projective schemes $\mathbb P_A^n$ over a ring not affine for $n>1$?

I recently posted a very similar question, but I hid the question I really wanted answered in it. I'm posting this to make that question explicit. Let $A$ be a nonzero commutative ring with unit. ...
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Why are projective spaces over a ring of different dimensions non-isomorphic?

Let $A$ be a nonzero commutative ring with unit. Define $\mathbb P_A^n$ to be the scheme $\operatorname {Proj} A[T_0,\dots,T_n]$, where the grading on the polynomial ring is by degree. Why is it true ...
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Radical of prime ideal in homogeneous localization is prime

Let $B$ be a graded ring, $B=\oplus_{d\ge 0} B_d$. If $f\in B$ is homogeneous, we let $B_{(f)}$ denote the subring of $B_f$ made up of elements of the form $af^{-N}$, $N>0$, where $a$ is a ...
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Compactness of the complex points of a $\mathbb{C}$-variety

Let $X$ be a $\mathbb{C}$-variety and let $X_{cx}$ denote the topological space formed by its $\mathbb{C}$-points with the complex topology (i.e. the associated analytic space). If $X$ is projective, ...
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Showing that intersection multiplicity at a point is finite for prime divisors

My question has two parts two it: one vaguely more elementary, one perhaps less so. In Beauville (Complex Algebraic Surfaces), we define the multiplicity of intersection of two (irreducible, no ...
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A proof that every projective morphism is proper?

I am currently working my way through Q. Liu's book "Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves". I'm puzzled by the proof that every projective morphism is proper, see below I understand that ...
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Does the singular locus of a conical variety (or scheme) determine the singular locus of its projectivization?

Lets say $X$ is a conical affine algebraic variety (conical meaning $X$ is the zero set of homogeneous polynomials of positive degree, equivalenty $X \subsetneq k^n$ and $x \in X \Rightarrow ax \in X$ ...
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Dimension of the irreducible components of an affine open in $\mathbb{P}^n_k$.

I was doing some exercises in Liu's book on Algebraic Geometry. I am currently trying to solve a problem by showing the following: Let $U \subset \mathbb{P}^n_k$, k a field, be an affine open ...
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Proj construction and fibered products

How to show, that $Proj \, A[x_0,...,x_n] = Proj \, \mathbb{Z}[x_0,...,x_n] \times_\mathbb{Z} Spec \, A$? It is used in Hartshorne, Algebraic geometry, section 2.7.