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Complexifications of degree 3 subschemes in $\mathbb A^2_{\mathbb R}$

I am trying unsuccessfully to solve exercise II-20 (page 65) from the book "The geometry of schemes" by Eisenbud and Harris. In this exercise it is stated that there are two non-isomorphic subschemes ...
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Orbits of affine group scheme actions

Motivation Let $F$ and $K$ be distinct algebraically closed fields. Then $GL_n(F)$ acts on $M_n(F)$ by conjugation, and the nilpotent orbits of this action can be characterized by the Jordan normal ...
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Does this morphism necessarily give rise to a finite extension of residue fields?

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a morphism of finite type of locally Notherian schemes. Let $x\in X$ and $y=f(x)$. Recall that $f$ is said to be unramified if the map of stalks $g:\mathcal O_{Y,y} ...
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Flat closed immersion into a Noetherian scheme is open

Let $X$ be an irreducible Noetherian scheme. Consider some flat closed immersion into it. I want to show that it is also open, so that the morphism is surjective. I have a few thoughts, but I can't ...
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Morphisms from the group variety of $n$-th roots

In Milne - Lectures on étale cohomology, example 6.10 i came across the following. We fix a variety $X$ and work in the category $Var/X$ of varieties over $X$ (so with fixed morphisms to $X$!) and ...
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Limits of subrings and surjectivity

Let $A$ be a ring and let $\mathcal{F}$ be the inductive system of subrings of $A$ which are of finite type over $\mathbb{Z}$: $$ \mathcal{F} = \{ \mathbb{Z}[a_1,\dots,a_n] \subseteq A \mid n \geq 0, ...
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Ring homomorphism and affine scheme

How to describe all ring homomorphisms $f: A \rightarrow B$, such that corresponding affine scheme morphism $f: Spec \, B \rightarrow Spec \, A$ is open immersion?
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On limits, schemes and Spec functor

I have several related questions: Do there exist colimits in the category of schemes? If not, do there exist just direct limits? Do there exist limits? If not, do there exist just inverse limits? ...
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can singular points become nonsingular after a base change

Let $X$ be a normal surface over a field $k$. Assume that $X$ is singular. Does there exist a field extension $L/k$ (finite or infinite) such that $X_L$ is nonsingular? The answer is no in general. ...