# The Stacks Project

## Tag 024K

### 40.1. Introduction

In this Chapter, we discuss étale morphisms of schemes. We illustrate some of the more important concepts by working with the Noetherian case. Our principal goal is to collect for the reader enough commutative algebra results to start reading a treatise on étale cohomology. An auxiliary goal is to provide enough evidence to ensure that the reader stops calling the phrase ''the étale topology of schemes'' an exercise in general nonsense, if (s)he does indulge in such blasphemy.

We will refer to the other chapters of the Stacks project for standard results in algebraic geometry (on schemes and commutative algebra). We will provide detailed proofs of the new results that we state here.

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\section{Introduction}
\label{section-introduction}

\noindent
In this Chapter, we discuss \'etale morphisms of schemes. We illustrate
some of the more important concepts by working with the Noetherian case.
Our principal goal is to collect for the reader enough commutative
algebra results to start reading a treatise on \'etale cohomology. An
auxiliary goal is to provide enough evidence to ensure that the reader stops
calling the phrase the \'etale topology of schemes'' an exercise in general
nonsense, if (s)he does indulge in such blasphemy.

\medskip\noindent
We will refer to the other
chapters of the Stacks project for standard results in algebraic geometry
(on schemes and commutative algebra). We will provide detailed
proofs of the new results that we state here.

Comment #1485 by jojo on June 6, 2015 a 9:15 am UTC

There is something weird with this sentence :

"Our principal goal is to collect for the reader with enough commutative algebra results to start reading a treatise on étale cohomology"

English isn't my first language so I might be wrong but I feel like it's missing a comma or a few words (or both ?).

Comment #1499 by Johan (site) on June 7, 2015 a 1:05 pm UTC

My first language is dutch... Anyway by removing one word it seems the sentence works better. See here.

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