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The locally quasi-finite locus of a morphism is open

Lemma 29.55.2. Let $f : X \to S$ be a morphism of schemes. The set of points of $X$ where $f$ is quasi-finite is an open $U \subset X$. The induced morphism $U \to S$ is locally quasi-finite.

Proof. Suppose $f$ is quasi-finite at $x$. Let $x \in U = \mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(A) \subset X$, $V = \mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(R) \subset S$ be affine opens as in Definition 29.20.1. By either Theorem 29.55.1 above or Algebra, Lemma 10.123.13, the set of primes $\mathfrak q$ at which $R \to A$ is quasi-finite is open in $\mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(A)$. Since these all correspond to points of $X$ where $f$ is quasi-finite we get the first statement. The second statement is obvious. $\square$

Comments (4)

Comment #3963 by Manuel Hoff on

Typo: It should say , , not the other way around.

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