Lemma 75.31.3. Let $S$ be a scheme. Let $f : X \to Y$ be a flat morphism of finite presentation of algebraic spaces over $S$. Let $n_{X/Y}$ be the function on $Y$ giving the dimension of fibres of $f$ introduced in Lemma 75.31.2. Then $n_{X/Y}$ is lower semi-continuous.

**Proof.**
Let $V \to Y$ be a surjective étale morphism where $V$ is a scheme. If we can show that the composition $n_{X/Y} \circ |g|$ is lower semi-continuous, then the lemma follows as $|g|$ is open. Hence we may assume $Y$ is a scheme. Working locally we may assume $V$ is an affine scheme. Then we can choose an affine scheme $U$ and a surjective étale morphism $U \to X$. Then $n_{X/Y} = n_{U/Y}$. Hence we may assume $X$ and $Y$ are both schemes. In this case the lemma follows from More on Morphisms, Lemma 37.30.4.
$\square$

## Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.

In your comment you can use Markdown and LaTeX style mathematics (enclose it like `$\pi$`

). A preview option is available if you wish to see how it works out (just click on the eye in the toolbar).

Unfortunately JavaScript is disabled in your browser, so the comment preview function will not work.

All contributions are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

## Comments (0)