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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Pullback and Pushforward Isomorphism of Sheaves

Suppose we have two schemes $X, Y$ and a map $f: X\to Y$. Then we know that $\operatorname{Hom}_X(f^*\mathcal{G}, \mathcal{F})\simeq \operatorname{Hom}_Y(\mathcal{G}, f_*\mathcal{F})$, where ...
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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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Invertible rational functions

I am looking for references for the following facts. ...
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Vanishing of Tor sheaf on a union of subschemes with vanishing Tor.

Suppose $X$ is a scheme and $Y$ and $Z$ are closed subschemes such that $Y$ is a finite union of closed reduced irreducible subschemes $C$ that satisfy ...
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For this morphism of integral schemes $X\to Y$, if $X$ is geometrically reduced (irreducible) then is $Y$ also geometrically reduced (irreducible)?

Let $k$ be an arbitrary field. Suppose that $C/k$ is an integral curve which is birationally equivalent to a projective line. Is it true that $C$ is geometrically reduced and irreducible? This is of ...
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Hartshorne problem III.5.2(a)

Consider problem III.5.2(a) in Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry: Let $X$ be a projective scheme over a field $k$, let $\mathcal O_X(1)$ be a very ample invertible sheaf on $X$ over $k$, and let ...
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Eisenbud/Haris, Exercice I-53: morphism between global spectra

Let $X=\operatorname{Spec}(\mathscr{F})$ and $Y=\operatorname{Spec}(\mathscr{G})$ two global spectra over a scheme $S$ and let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism. I want to show that for all prime ideal sheaf ...
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Is the scheme-theoretic image stable under taking products?

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism of schemes and let $Z\subset Y$ be its scheme-theoretic image. If $T$ is any other scheme, consider the induced morphism $g=f\times 1_T:X\times T\to Y\times T$. ...
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Learning Galois theory geometrically?

Recently I started poking at algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. My background is basic category theory and basic algebraic topology. I don't know a lot of other mathematics. I noticed Galois ...
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Birational map between reduced schemes.

I am reading Ravi Vakil's notes "Foundation of Algebraic Geometry" and in Proposition 6.5.5., it states the following: Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are reduced schemes. Then $X$ and $Y$ are birational if and ...
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Determining a scheme $X$ is affine from $Qcoh(X)$

My question is a subquestion of this question. I do not want to use full reconstruction theorems. The settings is the following. Let $X$ be a scheme. Assume that the adjunction in TAG01BH of the ...
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Utility and meaning of the relative setting in Scheme theory

I'm sorry if my question is rather trivial, but I'm starting to learn scheme theory and I have a very basic question. When talking about schemes I see that very often, instead of taking "a point of a ...
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Trivialising cover for étale morphisms

Let $f:Y \to X$ be a finite étale morphism of smooth and proper schemes over a field $k$ (not necessarily separable closed). Is there a geometrically connected étale cover $\{U_i\}$ of $X$ which ...
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Grothendieck group of a variety and Grothendieck group of its derived category

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a field $K$. Let $K_0(X)$ denote the Grothendieck group of the abelian category of coherent sheaves on $X$. Let $\newcommand{\Pf}{\mathbf{Pf}}K_0(\Pf(X))$ ...
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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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Is there any equivalence between the category of schemes over $\mathbb R$ and the category real manifolds

The equivalence of the category of smooth projective curves over $\mathbb C$ and the category of compact Riemann surfaces is, I believe, well documented. For example, it is mentioned on the wiki page: ...
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If $X\times C$ is isomorphic to $Y\times C$, does it follow that $X$ is isomorphic to $Y$

Let $k$ be a field. Let $X$, $Y$ and $C$ be varieties over $k$ such that $X\times_k C $ is isomorphic to $Y\times_k C$. Assume that $C$ is a curve. (The varieties $X$, $Y$ and $C$ are assumed to be ...
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Proving that $\operatorname{Pic}^0(X) \times \operatorname{Pic}^0(Y) \cong \operatorname{Pic}^0(X \times Y)$

Let $k$ be a field of arbitrary characteristic and let $X$ and $Y$ be projective varieties over $k$. I have come across the formula $$\operatorname{Pic}^0(X) \times \operatorname{Pic}^0(Y) \cong ...
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Is reducedness an open condition?

If $X$ is a (general) scheme and $X$ is reduced at $p$, i.e. $\mathscr{O}_{X,p}$ is reduced, does there necessarily exist an open neighborhood of $p$ on which $X$ is reduced, i.e. $\mathscr{O}_X(U)$ ...
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Cohomology of structure sheaf of abelian variety

Let $X$ be an abelian variety over $\mathbb{C}$ of dimension $n$. Consider the structure sheaf $O_X$. It's Euler characteristic is zero, because $\chi(O_X)= (O_X^n)/n!$. And the self intersection of ...
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The hypothetical fibre over an infinite prime in $\mathbb{A}^1_{\mathbb{Z}}$

This is just a speculative question I've been wondering about; I hope that others may find it interesting too, but if it's too vague please let me know! We can picture $\mathbb{A}^1_{\mathbb{Z}} = ...
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Is the function field of a variety a function field?

Let $X$ be an integral Noetherian scheme of dimension $n$ over a field $k$ (arbitrary field). The function field of $X$ is defined as $K(X):=\mathcal O_{X,\eta}$ where $\eta$ is the generic point of ...
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Motivation of completions of schemes?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what are the uses of a completion of a scheme along a closed subscheme? Are there any nice universal properties it satisfies, or do certain morphisms factor ...
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Can the theorem on semicontinuity of fiber dimension be explained as a semi-continuty of rank of a quasi-coherent sheaf?

Here are two theorems: If $F$ is a finite type quasi-coherent sheaf on a scheme $X$, then $ rank(F)(p) = dim_{k(p)} F_p \otimes_{O_p} k(p)$ is a upper semicontinuous function on $X$. If $\pi : X \to ...
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Tricks to find $\dim H^0(O(D)(n))$

Let $X$ be a curve of genus $g\neq 0$ and $D$ a divisor on $X$. If $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ and $O(D)(n)=O(D)\otimes O(n)$ is the twist of $O(D)$ by $n$, there is a manageable proceedings to find the ...
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Sheaves with surjective map from the ring of global sections to stalks

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, $\mathscr O_M$ the sheaf of vector fields. Then, by an argument involving partition of unity, we can show that the map $$\mathscr O_M(M)\to\mathscr O_{M,x}$$ is ...
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When is “number of points in the fiber” semicontinuous?

Let $f:X \rightarrow Y$ be a finite morphism of schemes. For $y \in Y$ let $n(y)$ be the cardinality of the set-theoretic fiber $f^-1(y)$. This is finite since $f$ is finite. I think that the ...
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Confusion over common criterion for a line bundle on a scheme to be trivial?

Suppose you have a line bundle $L\to X$ on a scheme $X$. I'll denote by $\sigma\colon X\to L$ to be the zero section. Why is it that this bundle is trivial iff there is another section $s\colon X\to ...
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A computation related to Hironaka's Example

My questions are at the very end, first I'll describe the context. Let $f:\mathbb{P}^3\to \mathbb{P}^3$ be an involution whose fixed locus consists of two disjoint lines $L, L' \subset \mathbb{P}^3$. ...
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Hartshorne notation in section III.12

I am reading section III.12 in Hartshorne, the one about the Semicontinuity Theorem. For $f:X \rightarrow Y$, where $Y=\mathrm{Spec}A$ and $\mathcal{F}$ a coherent sheaf on $X$, he writes ...
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Definition of Formally Smooth from Stack Project

$T, T'$ are affine schemes. What is meant by $F\leftarrow T$ (or $G \leftarrow T')$
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Why are morphisms of schemes locally given by ring homomorphisms?

I am trying to prove the statement: A morphism $f:Y \rightarrow X$ of schemes is determined locally by homomorphisms of rings. Here is my attempt: Given the morphism $f:Y \rightarrow X$ and any ...
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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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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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Can Hom(X,Y) be given a natural scheme structure?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be $S$-schemes. Is there a "natural" scheme structure on $\operatorname{Hom}_S(X,Y)$, maybe subject to some conditions on the schemes in question? Interpret "natural" however you'd ...
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Noetherian schemes and varieties

What types of varieties (e.g. projective, affine,...) over a field $k$ (char = $0$) are Noetherian schemes?
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Infinitesimal thickening of a smooth closed subscheme

Let $A$ be a noetherian ring (if it is useful I can assume that $A$ is an algebra of essentially finite type over a field) and $I \subset A$ is an ideal s.t. $A/I$ is smooth. Is it true that extension ...
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Valuative criteria with varieties

Let $X$ be an algebraic prevariety over an algebraically closed field $k$ (I.e. an integral scheme of finite type over $k$). In the valuative criteria for separatedness and properness of $X$ over ...
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Is the Abel-Jacobi map flat?

Let $X$ be a scheme corresponding to a smooth projective curve over $k=\bar{k}$. Let $Div_X$ denote the set of effective Cartier divisors of $X$ and $Pic_X$ the set of line bundles over $X$. We can ...
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Divisors as a scheme

Let $S$ be a scheme and $X$ be a scheme over $S$ corresponding to a smooth projective curve. Define $X_d := X^d / \mathfrak{S}_d$, where $X^d$ denotes the usual $d$-fold cartesian product of $X$ and ...
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Which local ringed spaces are schemes?

This paper gives a proof that the underlying topological spaces of affine schemes are precisely the spectral spaces (compact, T0, sober, and the compact open subsets are closed under finite ...
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smooth morphism on schemes

Imagine a projective, noetherian and flat family of curves $C \rightarrow S$ (i.e. every geometric fiber is a curve, this is a integral, non singular, proper scheme of dimension 1 over an ...
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“Hartog's Lemma” for locally free sheaves on a Noetherian normal scheme

Exercise 14.1.I of Ravi Vakil's notes is the following: Show that locally free sheaves on Noetherian normal schemes satisfy "Hartog's Lemma": sections defined away from a set of codimension at least ...
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Very ample line bundles and global sections

my question concerns a very ample line bundle $L$ on a projective k-scheme. It gives a closed immersion $i:X \rightarrow P^{N-1}_{k}$ to some projective space over k. It can be viewed as induced by ...
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Quotient of a scheme under infinite group action

Let $X=\mathbb{A}^2\setminus\{(x,y)\}$ be the affine scheme minus the origin (say over a field $k$). Consider the action of the group $G=k^*$ given by $(x,y)\mapsto (\alpha x,\alpha^{-1}y)$ for any ...
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Visualize the affine to projective map $\mathbb{A}^{n+1}_k-\{O\}$ to $\mathbb{P}^n_k$

Classically, the natural map $\mathbb{A}_\mathbb{C}^{n+1}-\{O\} \rightarrow \mathbb{P}^n_\mathbb{C}$ maps every point in $\mathbb{A}_\mathbb{C}^{n+1}-\{O\}$ to the affine line that contains it. For ...
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Synthetic differential geometry and formally étale morphisms?

Upon looking throug Kostcki's synthetic differential geometry notes, I stumbled upon the following definition. (Here $R$ is the geometric line, $W$ is a Weil algebra, and $\operatorname{Spec}_RW$ is ...
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Confusion with arithmetically Cohen-Macaulay varieties

I'm a bit struck about this fact; I think it's really a silly question, but I'm not completely sure about it. Let $X\subseteq \mathbf{P}^m$ be a projective variety; choose the best hypotheses ...
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A category of closed immersions

Fix a scheme $Z$, and consider a category whose objects are schemes $X$ equipped with a closed immersion $Z\to X$. Obviously, a morphism $f:X\to Y$ should commute with the respective closed ...
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Construction of Tate curve and formal schemes

In the notes websites.math.leidenuniv.nl/geom/tate.ps (and probably in other places), there is a construction of the Tate curve, where the steps are summarized below. 1) Take ...