The concept of scheme is from algebraic geometry: A locally ringed space that is glued together (much like a manifold) from affine schemes, that is spectra of rings with Zariski topology and structure sheaf.

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Why is : $ \ \ V \times_U W = p^{-1} (V) \bigcap q^{-1} (W) $?

Let $ f: Y \to X $ and $ g : Z \to X $ be two morphisms of schemes. Suppose we know that $ Y \times_X Z $ exists, and let $ p $ dénote its projection on $ Y $, and $ q $ its projection on $ Z $. ...
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A question on smooth morphisms and 'pointwise' smooth morphisms

Let $X$ be a scheme, $x\in X$ a point and $f\colon \operatorname{Spec}(k(x))\to X$ the canonical morphism. Is $f$ always a smooth morphism? Now suppose $g\colon X\to Y$ is a scheme over some ...
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Associated points and reduced scheme

1) Let X is a locally Noetherian scheme without embedded point, show that X is reduced iff it is reduced at the generic points. 2) Let X is a locally Noetherian scheme (maybe has some embedded ...
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Weil restriction - from abstract nonsense to a practical procedure

Let $L/K$ be a finite field extension. Let $X$ be a $L$-scheme, that is $\exists$ a morphism of schemes $\pi : X \to \operatorname{Spec} L$. The Weil restriction of $X$ is a $K$-scheme $W_{L/K}X$ ...
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In $\Bbb Z[x,y]$ is $(x^2+1,y^2+1,-xy+1)$ prime?

This is a reality check for the following computations that I did: Consider the map $(\operatorname{id}, \iota): \Bbb A_\Bbb Z^1 \rightarrow \Bbb A_\Bbb Z^1\times \Bbb A_\Bbb Z^1$ from the definition ...
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Finite pushforward commute with taking cohomology

Let $f: X \to Y$ be a finite morphism of schemes. How one can show that $f_*H^i(G) \cong H^i(f_* G)$ for any $G \in D(X)$ and any $i \in \mathbb{Z}$? In english, $G$ is a complex of quasi-coherent ...
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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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Surjective étale morphisms on points. [closed]

Let $X$ and $Y$ be schemes over a field $K$. We assume, moreover, $X$ and $Y$ to be of finite type, separated and geometrically integral. Let $f:X \rightarrow Y$ be a surjective étale morphism. Is it ...
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what are the “points” of the scheme $\mathbb{Z}_8[x] /(x^2 + 7)$

I noticed modulo 8 the quadratic $x^2 + 7$ is zero for four separate values $x = 1,3,5,7 \in \mathbb{Z}_8$. The number of zeros exceeds the degree. I would like to define the "variety" ...
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Hartshorne ex III.10.2 on smooth morphisms

I need some help with the following exercise: Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a flat proper morphism between varieties over $k$, where variety means separated, finite type, integral, and $k$ not ...
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Non-Noetherian ring $R$ with Spec($R$) a Noetherian Scheme

In looking at the examples of Non-Noetherian rings I knew/found I wasn't able to find one where I could conclude that Spec($R$) was a Noetherian scheme (not just merely a Noetherian topological ...
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Grothendieck topology

Hello : Here is a small parapgraph that i try to understand : If $ M $ is a smooth manifold, then we can recover the underlying set of $ M $ by considering the set $ \mathrm{Hom} ( \{ \star \} , ...
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Group schemes decomposition

Given an abelian group scheme of finite type $(G,+)$ over $\mathbb{F}$ connected, and given two connected closed subgroup schemes of finite type $G$ over $\mathbb{F}$ connected $H$, $N$ of $G$. ...
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Is the global section ring of a Noetherian Scheme Noetherian as well?

As the title suggests, I am asked to prove that, given a Noetherian scheme $(X,\ \mathcal{O}_{X})$ and any open subset $U\subseteq X$, $\Gamma(U,\ \mathcal{O}_{X}):=\mathcal{O}_{X}(U)$ is a Noetherian ...
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quasicompact scheme are finite union of affine scheme

This is a problem from Liu`s book. Show that a scheme $X$ is quasi-compact if and only if it is a finite union of affine schemes. If the scheme is quasicompact then it is obviously a finite union of ...
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What is the opposite of category of schemes

The category of schemes sits between $Aff=CRing^\text{op}$ and its free cocompletion $\hom(Aff^\text{op},Sets)$, as the locally representable functors. Dualizing, we have $CRing\subseteq ...
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Compare étale morphisms in Top and Schemes

Perhaps because I find the algebraic definition of étale morphisms (of schemes) hard to approach, I'm trying to bootstrap from my understanding of étale morphisms of topological spaces. In topological ...
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Connected scheme but not quasicompact

I am searching for a connected scheme which is not quasi compact. My try: Suppose $A_i$=Spec$k[x]$, where $k$ is algebraically closed field are affine schmes . I am planning to glue $0$ of the ...
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Sheaf of ideals [duplicate]

Let $(X, \mathcal{O}_X)$ be a scheme and and $f \in \mathcal{O}_X(X)$. We define the sheaf of ideals by the assignment $$ U \longmapsto f|_U \mathcal{O}_X(U) $$ and denote this sheaf by ...
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Unipotent Group Scheme

Is this definition correct: An smooth unipotent group scheme $G$ over a perfect field $k$, with $\operatorname{char}(k) >0$ , is isomorpic to the affine scheme $k[x_1,...x_n]$.
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Scheme: Countable union of affine lines

Let $X$ be a countable union of $A_n$ ($n \in \Bbb{N}$), where $A_i$ are affine lines, i.e., $A_i=\operatorname{Spec}k[x]$, with $k$ algebraically closed field, such that $A_i$ meets $A_{i+1}$ in the ...
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Equivariant Sheaves, Local system

Let $(G,m)$ be a group scheme unipotent, and $L$ a local system of rank 1 on $G$ such that: $m^*(L) \simeq L \boxtimes L $. Then why is $L$ an equivariant sheaf on $G$ with the action the ...
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Rational function on a noetherian scheme

Let $X$ be a noetherian scheme and $f$ a rational function on $X$, so by definition the domain of $X$ includes all associated points of $X$. I think the following is true: $f$ is regular on $X$ if and ...
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Question on morphism locally of finite type

The exercise 3.1 in GTM 52 by Hartshorne require to prove that $f:X \longrightarrow Y$ is locally of finite type iff for every open affine subset $V=\text{Spec}B$, $f^{-1}(V)$ can be covered by open ...
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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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Quasi-coherent sheaves, schemes, and the Gabriel-Rosenberg theorem

In the context of commutative rings, a ring is completely determined by its category of modules. That is, two commutative rings $R$ and $S$ are isomorphic if and only if the category of $R$-modules is ...
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Generic points and base change

Let $X$ be a scheme over a field $k$. Let $K$ be a field extending $k$. What can we say about the generic points of $X_K$ with respect to the generic points of $X$? In particular I suspect that doing ...
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Graph of a morphism between two $K$-schemes: an open covering

Consider a separated morpshism $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ between two $K$-schemes ($K$ is a field). The graph of $f$ is the image of the morphism $(Id_X,f):X\longrightarrow X\times_{\operatorname {spec}K} ...
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Closed points of a fibred product of k-schemes

This question comes from Shafarevich, Chapter V.4, Let $X$ and $Y$ be schemes over an algebraically closed field $k$. Show that the correspondence $ u \to (p_x(u),p_y(u)) $ establishes a 1-1 ...
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Affine open sets of a scheme after a base change

Consider a $k$-scheme $X$ where $k$ is a generic field. If we have a field extension $k\subseteq K$, then we can construct the fibered product $X^K:=X\times_{\operatorname{Spec}k}\operatorname{Spec} ...
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Projective schemes and fiber product

Consider the graded $K$-algebra $A=\frac{K[T_1,\ldots,T_n]}{(f_1,\ldots,f_m)}$ and construct the projective $K$-scheme $X=\operatorname{Proj} A $ (i.e. isomorphic to a closed subscheme of $\mathbb ...
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Is the image of Spec$k$ closed under these conditions?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. Let $\phi:\textrm{Spec}\ k\longrightarrow X$ be a morphism of schemes of finite type. Let us denote the only point of $\textrm{Spec }k$ by $\zeta$, and the ...
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Functor of points and category theory

I am trying to read the section on Functor of points from Eisenbud - Harris (and I also referred to Mumford's book). They all motivate functor of points this way : In general, for any object $Z$ of a ...
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A doubt in affine schemes

Consider the affine scheme (Spec($A$),$O_{Spec(A)}$). where $A$ is a commutative ring. Then I know (from hartshrone page 71) that $\Gamma (Spec(A),$ $O_{Spec(A)}$) is isomorphic to $A$ . I also know ...
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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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Nonexistence of Morphisms between Schemes of Differing Characteristic

So I'm new to this whole scheme theory business. I'm working my way through Gortz and I produced a solution to an exercise but it seemed too easy. I'm hoping someone can either tell me that I am ...
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Counting the dimension of a component of $\mathsf{hilb}^{2t+1}_{3}$

Consider the Hilbert scheme $\mathsf{hilb}^{2t+1}_{3}$, parametrizing varieties of degree $2$ and genus $0$ in $\mathbb{P}^{3}_{k}$, with $k$ an algebraically closed field. Consider the component $ ...
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Basic definition of Inverse Limit in sheaf theory / schemes

I read the book "Algebraic Geometry" by U. Görtz and whenever limits are involved I struggle for an understanding. The application of limits is mostly very basic, though; but I'm new to the concept of ...
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Scheme over a DVR

Let $\mathcal{O}$ be a discrete valuation ring with finite residue field $k$ of characteristic $p$. Let $S=\mathrm{Spec}(R)$ be a noetherian scheme over $\mathrm{Spec}(\mathcal{O})$. Are there ...
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Quotient of group schemes and its rational points.

At the moment I have some difficulties in understanding the quotient of group schemes and so exact sequences. I am aware that precise answers would be difficult to be given without speaking of sheaves ...
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Weak Kodaira Vanishing - Hartshorne III.7.1

In the Serre Duality section of Algebraic Geometry by Robin Hartshorne, the following exercise is posed: If $X$ is an integral projective scheme over a field $k$, prove that an ample invertible sheaf ...
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Is the fiber product of the connected component of a group scheme connected?

Let $G$ be a group scheme over a field $k$. Let $G^0$ be the connected component containing the identity. Is it true that $G^0\times_k G^0$ is connected? I know that this is true if $G^0$ is ...
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Check a non-projective morphism

The following is from the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proper_morphism Projective morphisms are proper, but not all proper morphisms are projective. For example, it can be shown that the ...
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The Chow variety of conics in $\mathbb{P}^{3}_{k}$

Consider the family of all conics in $\mathbb{P}^{3}_{k}$, with $k$ an algebraically closed field. Such curves all have degree $2$ and genus $0$, and they can be uniquely defined to be all curves in ...
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Hilbert Scheme and Chow variety in the case of Conics in $\mathbb{P}^{3}$

My question concerns the relationship between chow varieties and hilbert schemes in the case of conics in $\mathbb{P}^{3}_{k}$. More precisely, consider the Hilbert scheme $\mathsf{hilb}^{2t+1}_{3}$, ...
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Morphism between two $K$-schemes restricted to an affine subscheme

Suppose that $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ is a morphism between two $K$-schemes. If $U\subseteq X$ is an affine open set, then can we conclude that $f(U)$ is contained is some affine open subset of $Y$? ...
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Motivating examples of Spec(R) where R is not a finitely generated k-algebra

A scheme is a ringed space locally isomorphic to an affine scheme. An affine scheme is the spectrum of a commutative unital ring together with a structure sheaf. What are examples of "interesting" ...
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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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Geometric reducedness (integral) versus reducedness (integral)

All the schemes here are over $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose $X \to Y$ is a morphism of varieties, then the geometric reducedness (integral) of the generic fibre implies the geometric reducedness (integral) ...
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Morphisms between schemes such that every point in the codomain has at most $n$ preimages.

Consider a finite morphism $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ between two integral and Noetherian schemes. If $\operatorname {deg}(f)=[K(X):K(Y)]=n$, is it true that for every $y\in Y$ then $|f^{-1}(y)|\le n$? ...