## Tag `02R6`

Chapter 41: Chow Homology and Chern Classes > Section 41.13: Proper pushforward

Lemma 41.13.3. Let $(S, \delta)$ be as in Situation 41.8.1. Let $f : X \to Y$ be a proper morphism of schemes which are locally of finite type over $S$.

- Let $Z \subset X$ be a closed subscheme with $\dim_\delta(Z) \leq k$. Then $$ f_*[Z]_k = [f_*{\mathcal O}_Z]_k. $$
- Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a coherent sheaf on $X$ such that $\dim_\delta(\text{Supp}(\mathcal{F})) \leq k$. Then $$ f_*[\mathcal{F}]_k = [f_*{\mathcal F}]_k. $$
Note that the statement makes sense since $f_*\mathcal{F}$ and $f_*\mathcal{O}_Z$ are coherent $\mathcal{O}_Y$-modules by Cohomology of Schemes, Proposition 29.19.1.

Proof.Part (1) follows from (2) and Lemma 41.11.3. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a coherent sheaf on $X$. Assume that $\dim_\delta(\text{Supp}(\mathcal{F})) \leq k$. By Cohomology of Schemes, Lemma 29.9.7 there exists a closed subscheme $i : Z \to X$ and a coherent $\mathcal{O}_Z$-module $\mathcal{G}$ such that $i_*\mathcal{G} \cong \mathcal{F}$ and such that the support of $\mathcal{F}$ is $Z$. Let $Z' \subset Y$ be the scheme theoretic image of $f|_Z : Z \to Y$. Consider the commutative diagram of schemes $$ \xymatrix{ Z \ar[r]_i \ar[d]_{f|_Z} & X \ar[d]^f \\ Z' \ar[r]^{i'} & Y } $$ We have $f_*\mathcal{F} = f_*i_*\mathcal{G} = i'_*(f|_Z)_*\mathcal{G}$ by going around the diagram in two ways. Suppose we know the result holds for closed immersions and for $f|_Z$. Then we see that $$ f_*[\mathcal{F}]_k = f_*i_*[\mathcal{G}]_k = (i')_*(f|_Z)_*[\mathcal{G}]_k = (i')_*[(f|_Z)_*\mathcal{G}]_k = [(i')_*(f|_Z)_*\mathcal{G}]_k = [f_*\mathcal{F}]_k $$ as desired. The case of a closed immersion is straightforward (omitted). Note that $f|_Z : Z \to Z'$ is a dominant morphism (see Morphisms, Lemma 28.6.3). Thus we have reduced to the case where $\dim_\delta(X) \leq k$ and $f : X \to Y$ is proper and dominant.Assume $\dim_\delta(X) \leq k$ and $f : X \to Y$ is proper and dominant. Since $f$ is dominant, for every irreducible component $Z \subset Y$ with generic point $\eta$ there exists a point $\xi \in X$ such that $f(\xi) = \eta$. Hence $\delta(\eta) \leq \delta(\xi) \leq k$. Thus we see that in the expressions $$ f_*[\mathcal{F}]_k = \sum n_Z[Z], \quad \text{and} \quad [f_*\mathcal{F}]_k = \sum m_Z[Z]. $$ whenever $n_Z \not = 0$, or $m_Z \not = 0$ the integral closed subscheme $Z$ is actually an irreducible component of $Y$ of $\delta$-dimension $k$. Pick such an integral closed subscheme $Z \subset Y$ and denote $\eta$ its generic point. Note that for any $\xi \in X$ with $f(\xi) = \eta$ we have $\delta(\xi) \geq k$ and hence $\xi$ is a generic point of an irreducible component of $X$ of $\delta$-dimension $k$ as well (see Lemma 41.10.1). Since $f$ is quasi-compact and $X$ is locally Noetherian, there can be only finitely many of these and hence $f^{-1}(\{\eta\})$ is finite. By Morphisms, Lemma 28.48.1 there exists an open neighbourhood $\eta \in V \subset Y$ such that $f^{-1}(V) \to V$ is finite. Replacing $Y$ by $V$ and $X$ by $f^{-1}(V)$ we reduce to the case where $Y$ is affine, and $f$ is finite.

Write $Y = \mathop{\rm Spec}(R)$ and $X = \mathop{\rm Spec}(A)$ (possible as a finite morphism is affine). Then $R$ and $A$ are Noetherian rings and $A$ is finite over $R$. Moreover $\mathcal{F} = \widetilde{M}$ for some finite $A$-module $M$. Note that $f_*\mathcal{F}$ corresponds to $M$ viewed as an $R$-module. Let $\mathfrak p \subset R$ be the minimal prime corresponding to $\eta \in Y$. The coefficient of $Z$ in $[f_*\mathcal{F}]_k$ is clearly $\text{length}_{R_{\mathfrak p}}(M_{\mathfrak p})$. Let $\mathfrak q_i$, $i = 1, \ldots, t$ be the primes of $A$ lying over $\mathfrak p$. Then $A_{\mathfrak p} = \prod A_{\mathfrak q_i}$ since $A_{\mathfrak p}$ is an Artinian ring being finite over the dimension zero local Noetherian ring $R_{\mathfrak p}$. Clearly the coefficient of $Z$ in $f_*[\mathcal{F}]_k$ is $$ \sum\nolimits_{i = 1, \ldots, t} [\kappa(\mathfrak q_i) : \kappa(\mathfrak p)] \text{length}_{A_{\mathfrak q_i}}(M_{\mathfrak q_i}) $$ Hence the desired equality follows from Algebra, Lemma 10.51.12. $\square$

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```
\begin{lemma}
\label{lemma-cycle-push-sheaf}
Let $(S, \delta)$ be as in Situation \ref{situation-setup}.
Let $f : X \to Y$ be a proper morphism of schemes which are
locally of finite type over $S$.
\begin{enumerate}
\item Let $Z \subset X$ be a closed subscheme with $\dim_\delta(Z) \leq k$.
Then
$$
f_*[Z]_k = [f_*{\mathcal O}_Z]_k.
$$
\item Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a coherent sheaf on $X$ such that
$\dim_\delta(\text{Supp}(\mathcal{F})) \leq k$. Then
$$
f_*[\mathcal{F}]_k = [f_*{\mathcal F}]_k.
$$
\end{enumerate}
Note that the statement makes sense since $f_*\mathcal{F}$ and
$f_*\mathcal{O}_Z$ are coherent $\mathcal{O}_Y$-modules by
Cohomology of Schemes, Proposition
\ref{coherent-proposition-proper-pushforward-coherent}.
\end{lemma}
\begin{proof}
Part (1) follows from (2) and Lemma \ref{lemma-cycle-closed-coherent}.
Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a coherent sheaf on $X$.
Assume that $\dim_\delta(\text{Supp}(\mathcal{F})) \leq k$.
By Cohomology of Schemes, Lemma \ref{coherent-lemma-coherent-support-closed}
there exists a closed subscheme $i : Z \to X$ and a coherent
$\mathcal{O}_Z$-module $\mathcal{G}$ such that
$i_*\mathcal{G} \cong \mathcal{F}$ and such that the support
of $\mathcal{F}$ is $Z$. Let $Z' \subset Y$ be the scheme theoretic image
of $f|_Z : Z \to Y$. Consider the commutative diagram of schemes
$$
\xymatrix{
Z \ar[r]_i \ar[d]_{f|_Z} &
X \ar[d]^f \\
Z' \ar[r]^{i'} & Y
}
$$
We have $f_*\mathcal{F} = f_*i_*\mathcal{G} = i'_*(f|_Z)_*\mathcal{G}$
by going around the diagram in two ways. Suppose we know the result holds
for closed immersions and for $f|_Z$. Then we see that
$$
f_*[\mathcal{F}]_k = f_*i_*[\mathcal{G}]_k
= (i')_*(f|_Z)_*[\mathcal{G}]_k =
(i')_*[(f|_Z)_*\mathcal{G}]_k =
[(i')_*(f|_Z)_*\mathcal{G}]_k = [f_*\mathcal{F}]_k
$$
as desired. The case of a closed immersion is straightforward (omitted).
Note that $f|_Z : Z \to Z'$ is a dominant morphism (see
Morphisms, Lemma \ref{morphisms-lemma-quasi-compact-scheme-theoretic-image}).
Thus we have reduced to the case where
$\dim_\delta(X) \leq k$ and $f : X \to Y$ is proper and dominant.
\medskip\noindent
Assume $\dim_\delta(X) \leq k$ and $f : X \to Y$ is proper and dominant.
Since $f$ is dominant, for every irreducible component $Z \subset Y$
with generic point $\eta$ there exists a point $\xi \in X$ such
that $f(\xi) = \eta$. Hence $\delta(\eta) \leq \delta(\xi) \leq k$.
Thus we see that in the expressions
$$
f_*[\mathcal{F}]_k = \sum n_Z[Z],
\quad
\text{and}
\quad
[f_*\mathcal{F}]_k = \sum m_Z[Z].
$$
whenever $n_Z \not = 0$, or $m_Z \not = 0$ the integral closed
subscheme $Z$ is actually an irreducible component of $Y$ of
$\delta$-dimension $k$. Pick such an integral closed subscheme
$Z \subset Y$ and denote $\eta$ its generic point. Note that for
any $\xi \in X$ with $f(\xi) = \eta$ we have $\delta(\xi) \geq k$
and hence $\xi$ is a generic point of an irreducible component
of $X$ of $\delta$-dimension $k$ as well
(see Lemma \ref{lemma-multiplicity-finite}). Since $f$ is quasi-compact
and $X$ is locally Noetherian, there can be only finitely many of
these and hence $f^{-1}(\{\eta\})$ is finite.
By Morphisms, Lemma \ref{morphisms-lemma-generically-finite} there exists
an open neighbourhood $\eta \in V \subset Y$ such that $f^{-1}(V) \to V$
is finite. Replacing $Y$ by $V$ and $X$ by $f^{-1}(V)$ we reduce to the
case where $Y$ is affine, and $f$ is finite.
\medskip\noindent
Write $Y = \Spec(R)$ and $X = \Spec(A)$ (possible as
a finite morphism is affine).
Then $R$ and $A$ are Noetherian rings and $A$ is finite over $R$.
Moreover $\mathcal{F} = \widetilde{M}$ for some finite $A$-module
$M$. Note that $f_*\mathcal{F}$ corresponds to $M$ viewed as an $R$-module.
Let $\mathfrak p \subset R$ be the minimal prime corresponding
to $\eta \in Y$. The coefficient of $Z$ in $[f_*\mathcal{F}]_k$
is clearly $\text{length}_{R_{\mathfrak p}}(M_{\mathfrak p})$.
Let $\mathfrak q_i$, $i = 1, \ldots, t$ be the primes of $A$
lying over $\mathfrak p$. Then $A_{\mathfrak p} = \prod A_{\mathfrak q_i}$
since $A_{\mathfrak p}$ is an Artinian ring being finite over the
dimension zero local Noetherian ring $R_{\mathfrak p}$.
Clearly the coefficient of $Z$ in $f_*[\mathcal{F}]_k$ is
$$
\sum\nolimits_{i = 1, \ldots, t}
[\kappa(\mathfrak q_i) : \kappa(\mathfrak p)]
\text{length}_{A_{\mathfrak q_i}}(M_{\mathfrak q_i})
$$
Hence the desired equality follows from
Algebra, Lemma \ref{algebra-lemma-pushdown-module}.
\end{proof}
```

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