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36.8 The coherator for Noetherian schemes

In the case of Noetherian schemes we can use the following lemma.

Lemma 36.8.1. Let $X$ be a Noetherian scheme. Let $\mathcal{J}$ be an injective object of $\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X)$. Then $\mathcal{J}$ is a flasque sheaf of $\mathcal{O}_ X$-modules.

Proof. Let $U \subset X$ be an open subset and let $s \in \mathcal{J}(U)$ be a section. Let $\mathcal{I} \subset \mathcal{O}_ X$ be the quasi-coherent sheaf of ideals defining the reduced induced scheme structure on $X \setminus U$ (see Schemes, Definition 26.12.5). By Cohomology of Schemes, Lemma 30.10.5 the section $s$ corresponds to a map $\sigma : \mathcal{I}^ n \to \mathcal{J}$ for some $n$. As $\mathcal{J}$ is an injective object of $\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X)$ we can extend $\sigma $ to a map $\tilde s : \mathcal{O}_ X \to \mathcal{J}$. Then $\tilde s$ corresponds to a global section of $\mathcal{J}$ restricting to $s$. $\square$

Lemma 36.8.2. Let $f : X \to Y$ be a morphism of Noetherian schemes. Then $f_*$ on quasi-coherent sheaves has a right derived extension $\Phi : D(\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X)) \to D(\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ Y))$ such that the diagram

\[ \xymatrix{ D(\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X)) \ar[d]_{\Phi } \ar[r] & D_\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X) \ar[d]^{Rf_*} \\ D(\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ Y)) \ar[r] & D_\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ Y) } \]


Proof. Since $X$ and $Y$ are Noetherian schemes the morphism is quasi-compact and quasi-separated (see Properties, Lemma 28.5.4 and Schemes, Remark 26.21.18). Thus $f_*$ preserve quasi-coherence, see Schemes, Lemma 26.24.1. Next, let $K$ be an object of $D(\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X))$. Since $\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X)$ is a Grothendieck abelian category (Properties, Proposition 28.23.4), we can represent $K$ by a K-injective complex $\mathcal{I}^\bullet $ such that each $\mathcal{I}^ n$ is an injective object of $\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X)$, see Injectives, Theorem 19.12.6. Thus we see that the functor $\Phi $ is defined by setting

\[ \Phi (K) = f_*\mathcal{I}^\bullet \]

where the right hand side is viewed as an object of $D(\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ Y))$. To finish the proof of the lemma it suffices to show that the canonical map

\[ f_*\mathcal{I}^\bullet \longrightarrow Rf_*\mathcal{I}^\bullet \]

is an isomorphism in $D(\mathcal{O}_ Y)$. To see this by Lemma 36.4.2 it suffices to show that $\mathcal{I}^ n$ is right $f_*$-acyclic for all $n \in \mathbf{Z}$. This is true because $\mathcal{I}^ n$ is flasque by Lemma 36.8.1 and flasque modules are right $f_*$-acyclic by Cohomology, Lemma 20.12.5. $\square$

Proposition 36.8.3. Let $X$ be a Noetherian scheme. Then the functor (

\[ D(\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X)) \longrightarrow D_\mathit{QCoh}(\mathcal{O}_ X) \]

is an equivalence with quasi-inverse given by $RQ_ X$.

Proof. This follows from Lemma 36.7.4 and Lemma 36.8.2. $\square$

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