## Tag `0CZN`

Chapter 15: More on Algebra > Section 15.24: Blowing up and flatness

Lemma 15.24.4. Let $R$ be a ring. Let $M$ be a finite $R$-module. Let $k \geq 0$ and $I = \text{Fit}_k(M)$. Asssume that $M_\mathfrak p$ is free of rank $k$ for every $\mathfrak p \not \in V(I)$. Then for every $a \in I$ with $R' = R[\frac{I}{a}]$ the strict transform $$ M' = (M \otimes_R R')/a\text{-power torsion} $$ is locally free of rank $k$.

Proof.By Lemma 15.24.3 we have $\text{Fit}_k(M') = R'$. By Lemma 15.8.7 it suffices to show that $\text{Fit}_{k - 1}(M') = 0$. Recall that $R' \subset R'_a = R_a$, see Algebra, Lemma 10.69.2. Hence it suffices to prove that $\text{Fit}_{k - 1}(M')$ maps to zero in $R'_a = R_a$. Since clearly $(M')_a = M_a$ this reduces us to showing that $\text{Fit}_{k - 1}(M_a) = 0$ because formation of Fitting ideals commutes with base change according to Lemma 15.8.4 part (3). This is true by our assumption that $M_a$ is finite locally free of rank $k$ (see Algebra, Lemma 10.77.2) and the already cited Lemma 15.8.7. $\square$

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```
\begin{lemma}
\label{lemma-blowup-fitting-ideal-locally-free}
Let $R$ be a ring. Let $M$ be a finite $R$-module.
Let $k \geq 0$ and $I = \text{Fit}_k(M)$. Asssume that
$M_\mathfrak p$ is free of rank $k$ for every
$\mathfrak p \not \in V(I)$. Then for every $a \in I$
with $R' = R[\frac{I}{a}]$ the strict transform
$$
M' = (M \otimes_R R')/a\text{-power torsion}
$$
is locally free of rank $k$.
\end{lemma}
\begin{proof}
By Lemma \ref{lemma-blowup-fitting-ideal} we have
$\text{Fit}_k(M') = R'$. By Lemma \ref{lemma-fitting-ideal-finite-locally-free}
it suffices to show that $\text{Fit}_{k - 1}(M') = 0$.
Recall that $R' \subset R'_a = R_a$, see
Algebra, Lemma \ref{algebra-lemma-affine-blowup}.
Hence it suffices to prove that $\text{Fit}_{k - 1}(M')$
maps to zero in $R'_a = R_a$.
Since clearly $(M')_a = M_a$ this reduces us to showing
that $\text{Fit}_{k - 1}(M_a) = 0$
because formation of Fitting ideals commutes with base
change according to Lemma \ref{lemma-fitting-ideal-basics} part (3).
This is true by our assumption that
$M_a$ is finite locally free of rank $k$
(see Algebra, Lemma \ref{algebra-lemma-finite-projective})
and the already cited Lemma \ref{lemma-fitting-ideal-finite-locally-free}.
\end{proof}
```

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