The concept of scheme mimics the concept of manifold obtained by glueing pieces isomorphic to open balls, but with different "basic" glueing pieces. Properly, a scheme is a locally ringed space locally isomorphic (in the category of locally ringed spaces) to an affine scheme, spectrum of a ...

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Vakil's FOAG, Exercise 9.2.K: Transcendental Complex Numbers

How does one realize a transcendental complex number as a maximal ideal of $\mathbb{Q}(t) \otimes_{\mathbb{Q}} \mathbb{C}$? This is the essence of Exercise 9.2.K in Vakil's FOAG. Here is what I've ...
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Functions on Finitely-Generated, Nilpotent Free, k-Algebras Determined by Values on Closed Points

I am working (slowly and with much labor) through Vakil's Algebraic Geometry and came upon this problem. Suppose $k$ is an algebraically closed field, and $A = k[x_1,... ,x_n]/I$ is a finitely ...
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Spec$(R)$ a scheme of finite type over $\mathbb{C} \implies R$ is a finitely generated algebra over $\mathbb{C}$.

Suppose $(\text{Spec}(R), \tilde{R})$ is a scheme locally of finite type over $\mathbb{C}$. We want to show that $R$ is a finitely generated $\mathbb{C}$-algebra. Since $(\text{Spec}(R), \tilde{R})$ ...
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Multiplicity of Cartier divisor on locally noetherian scheme is only non-zero at generic point

I'm following chapter 7 in Qing Liu's book 'Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves' about 'Divisors and applications to curves'. My question concerns Definition 1.27: Let $A$ be a Noetherian ...
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Comparing covers

Considering the Zariski topology, let $$V = \bigcup_{i \in I} U_i$$ be a maximal open cover of $V$ by basic open sets. Similarly, let $$V' = \bigcup_{j \in J} W_j$$ by the maximal open cover of $V'$ ...
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Families as fibres of a morphism

In both Algebraic Geometry by Hartshorne and Geometry of Schemes by Eisenbud and Harris, the authors describe the notion of a family of schemes as being the fibres of a morphism $f:X\to Y$. Or as ...
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Existence of scheme quotient

I have a morphism of schemes $X\to S$ which is very nice: flat, proper, finitely presented. I also have a finite group $G$ acting (faithfully, but not necessarily freely) on $X/S$. 1) I am quite ...
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Is there a “strong” Chow lemma where “dense” means “scheme theoretically dense”?

Recall Chow's lemma: Chow's Lemma: If $X$ is a scheme that is proper over a noetherian base $S$ then there exists a projective $S$-scheme $X'$ and a surjective $S$-morphism $f : X'\to X$ that ...
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Tensor product between an invertible sheaf and a constant sheaf.

This question is a natural extension this one. Consider an irreducible scheme $X$ with function field $K(X)$ and let $\mathscr L$ be an invertible sheaf over $X$. Then define the presheaf $$U\...
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Geometric and arithmetic Frobenius

I read in Serre's "Lectures on $N_X(p)$" that when $X$ is a scheme defined over $\mathbb{F}_q$ (a finite field), the geometric Frobenius $F: X \mapsto X$ is defined by fixing every element of the ...
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Do finite groups act admissibly on separated schemes of finite type over k

Background: Recall from SGAI that a group $G$ acts admissibly on a scheme $X$ if the quotient $X \to X/G$ exists and is an affine morphism of schemes. This is the case if and only if every orbit of $G$...
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Covering by open subfunctors and epimorphisms of sheaves.

I am trying to learn about the functor of points approach to algebraic geometry. Given the category of locally ringed spaces $GSp$ (geometric spaces) we have a functor $$\mathcal{G}: GSp \to Set^{...
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Fibres of a morphism

Let $f:X\rightarrow S$ a proper morphism, and $s\in S$ a point. If $S$ is locally Noetherian, then what are the properties of the fibre scheme $X_s$ over the Spec of the residue field at $s$? Is this ...
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What does it mean for a scheme to be proper?

What exactly does it mean for a scheme to be proper? I can't seem to find an actual definition of this anyway despite the term being frequently used.
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The non-existense of the fine moduli scheme of vector bundles. Why?

The reference I am using is this enter link description here. The question is about the moduli space of vector bundles. I am trying to understand why the fine moduli scheme does not exist. Let $C$ a ...
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Tensor product of the structure sheaf with the function field

Consider an irreducible scheme $X$ with function field $K(X)$. Then define the presheaf $$U\mapsto \mathscr O_X(U)\otimes_{\mathscr O_X(U)} K(X)$$ for every open set $U\subset X$. Is this presheaf ...
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Strict transform of blow up

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$. Consider the blow up of $X$ about a closed subvariety $Z$. Let $X'=Bl_Z(X)$. Let $Y$ be a smooth irreducible divisor of $X$ properly ...
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restrictions of rational sections of an invertible sheaf.

Let $(X,\mathscr O_X)$ be an integral scheme with function field $K(X)$ and let $\mathscr L$ be an invertible sheaf on $X$. Moreover suppose that $\{U_i\}$ is an open covering of $X$ such that $\...
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Is there a universal statement for the construction of global Proj?

Let $X$ be a scheme and $\mathcal{A}$ be a sheaf of $\mathbb{Z}_{\ge 0}$-graded $\mathcal{O}_X$-algebras. From the data above there is a construction which gives the "global Proj" $Proj \mathcal{ A} ...
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Diagonal morphism of regular variety is a regular embedding

Let $X$ be a regular $k-$variety (i.e. all of its local rings are regular) of pure dimension $d$. Then I would like to show that the diagonal morphism $X\rightarrow X\times_k X$ is a regular embedding ...
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Covering maps of schemes.

A curve $X$ is modular if there is a finite covering $X_0(N)\rightarrow X$. What does covering mean in this context, and for more general morphisms of schemes? Just covering as topological spaces?
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Scheme theoretic 'class inclusions'

For lack of a better name*, I call the following two things class inclusions: $$1) \quad\textbf{Magma}\supset \textbf{Semigroup}\supset\textbf{Monoid}\supset \textbf{Group}\supset \textbf{Abelian ...
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What is the linear preserving criterion?

I have a question regarding the linearity preserving criterion: From an article I read, is said that the linearity preserving criterion required that the discretization scheme is exact whenever the ...
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Morphism of finite type schemes not surjective. Is there a closed point in the complement of the image?

I have the following proplem: Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field and let $X,Y$ be schemes of finte type over $k$. Now let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism of schemes that is not surjective. Question: ...
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Vanishing set of a pullback section

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a morphism of schemes and let $\mathcal{F}$ be an $\mathcal{O}_Y$-module. Let $s\in H^0(Y,\mathcal{F})$. If I'm not mistaken, then $(f^{-1}s)_x=s_{f(x)}$ for all $x\in X$ and ...
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Closed point in the generic fiber of an arithmetic surface

Let $S$ an irreducible Dedekind scheme of dimension $1$, and let $\pi:X\to S$ be a regular, integral fibered surface. We assume that $\pi$ is a flat morphism and that $X_\xi$ is the generic fiber over ...
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Doubt in Hartshorne Example 7.17.3, Chapter 2

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$ of dimension $n$. Let $L$ be a line bundle on $X$, and let $V\subset H^0(X,L)$ be a subspace of sections. Suppose that $s_1,..,s_{l+1}$ is a ...
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Push-forward of quasi-coherent sheave on affine scheme is quasi-coherent

Let $X=$ Spec$R$, $Y=$ Spec$S$, $f:X \to Y$ be a morphism of schemes. Let $M$ be a $R$-module, and let $\mathcal{F}=\tilde{M}$ be the sheaf on $X$ induced by $M$. How can I show that the pushforward ...
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Gröbner degeneration, flat families and morphism of varieties.

I am trying to understand why a map is actually a morphism of varieties. The map, from the affine line to the Hilbert scheme of points, is given by a Gröbner degeneration from an ideal I to its ...
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Well-definedness of homogeneous coordinate ring of projective scheme [closed]

Let $I,J \subset S=k[x_0,...,x_n]$ be homogeneous ideals. How can I show that $\operatorname{Proj}S/\bar{I}=\operatorname{Proj}S/\bar{J}$ iff $\bar{I}=\bar{J}$? (Here $\operatorname{Proj}R$ is the ...
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Image of base change of immersion

I'm revising for my exams now and struggling with the following exercise: Let $f: X \to S$ be an open or closed immersion and $g: S' \to S$ another morphism where $X,S,S'$ are schemes. Then the base-...
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Grassmannian as schemes

I would like to understand the Grassmannian as a scheme. If $V$ is a vector space over the complex numbers, then $\mathbb{C}$-valued points of the Grassmannian $\mathbf{Grass}(r,V)$ consists of all ...
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Formula relating dimension of fiber of morphism between varieties

Let $f: X \to Y$ be a morphism of (irreducible) varieties, where the dimension of every fiber dim$f^{-1}(y)=n$ is the same. Must it follow that dim$X=$ dim$Y+n$? The reason I am asking this is that ...
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Cohomology Class of a Subvariety

I'm working on question 7.4 of Chapter III.7 in Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry. The question is about the cohomology class of a subvariety. The setup is as follows: $X$ is an $n$-dimensional non-...
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Cartier divisor and map to associated line bundle

Given a Cartier divisor $D$ on an integral, separated scheme $X$ of finite type over an algebrically closed field $k$. Does such a divisor always induce a map $\mathcal{O}_X \to \mathcal O_X(D)$? I ...
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Push forward of an exact sequence of sheaves under blow up

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety of dimension $n\geq 3$. Let $Z$ be a smooth subvariety of $X$ of codimension at least 3. Let $Y$ be the blow up of $X$ along $Z$ and let $f:Y\longrightarrow X$ ...
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On the definition of principal Cartier divisors

In Liu's Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves, Definition 7.1.17, a few lines after the definition of principal Cartier divisor (as one in the image of $\Gamma (X,K_X^*) \to \Gamma (X,K_X^*/ \...
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Intuition behind fibers of a morphism of schemes

Let $X,Y$ be schemes over a field $k$ and $f:X\rightarrow Y$ a morphism. Let us suppose that the fiber $f^{-1}(y)$ of $f$ at a point $y\in Y$ has two connected components $Z_{1},Z_{2}$. I have read ...
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Does every open covering of a scheme also contain an affine covering?

Let $U_i$ denote a family of open subsets of a scheme $X$, which is not affine, so that $X = \bigcup U_i$. Can this covering be somehow transformed into an affine covering of $X$?
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What properties single out $ \operatorname{Spec}(\mathbb{k}) $-schemes that are quasi-projective varieties over $ \mathbb{k} $?

I have a question in algebraic geometry that I would like to ask: Let $ \mathbb{k} $ be an algebraically closed field. Is there a property $ P $, phrased in the language of schemes, such that ...
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Fiber of morphism homeomorphic to $f^{-1}(y)$

I want to solve exercise 3.10 (a) of Hartshorne's book, chapter II, which asks to prove the following: Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a morphism of schemes and let $y\in Y$, then $X_y=X\times_Y \...
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Intuition about formal brances of a curve at a point

Consider an algebraic surface $X$ and a curve $Y\subset X$. Here $X$ is a $K$-scheme integral of finite type of dimension $2$ and $Y$ is a closed subscheme of dimension $1$. Fix a closed point $x\...
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Problem in understanding the proof of lemma $7.2.5$ in Liu's book

Let's analyze the proof of the following lemma: Lemma: Let $X$ be an integral, Noetherian scheme and let $f\in K(X)^\ast$, then for all but finitely many points $x\in X$ of codimension $1$ we have ...
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Scheme over a not algebraically closed field

I'm trying to make a scheme out of an affine variety $V\subset k^n$, when the base field $k$ is not algebraically closed. I wonder if $V$ is the spectrum of its ring of regular functions $\mathcal{O}(...
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Base change and relative dimension

Let $B$ a ring of Krull dimension $1$ and suppose that $\text{Spec }B$ is irreducible. And let $f:X\to\text{Spec}(B)$ a $B$ scheme with the following properties: $X$ is projective, regular and ...
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Rational sections of invertible sheaves and hermitian inner products

Notations: Let $X$ be a $\mathbb C$-scheme of finite type, projective, integral and of dimension $1$ (i.e. an algebraic curve) and with function field $K(X)$. The set of closed points is $X(\mathbb C)$...
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Finite type assumption necessary for this property of very ample sheaves?

The question $\mathcal{L}$ is very ample, $\mathcal{U}$ is generated by global sections $\Rightarrow$ $\mathcal{L} \otimes \mathcal{U}$ is very ample asks for a proof of the following statement: ...
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Why are there no $\mathbb{R}$-valued points on a complex curve?

We say a $K$-valued point on a scheme is a map Spec$(K) \to S$, so in particular, a real valued point on the parabola $y = x^2$ should be a map Spec$(\mathbb{R}) \to $Spec$(\mathbb{C}[x,y]/(y-x^2))$. ...
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Schemes not determined by morphisms from one object

I was reading a bit about the functor of points of a scheme, and it was mentioned that there does not exist a scheme $Y$ so that Hom$(Y,X)$ determines the points $X$ for all schemes $X$. This is in ...
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Representation of an effective Cartier divisor: is there an imprecision in Liu's book?

I will use the notation of Liu's book which is also the standard one. If you don't feel comfortable with it please ask more information in the comments Let $X$ be a scheme, and consider a Cartier ...