Algebras and Representation

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 311–351

Curves on Quasi-Schemes


  • S. Paul Smith
    • Department of MathematicsUniversity of Washington
  • James J. Zhang
    • Department of MathematicsUniversity of Washington

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009984608942

Cite this article as:
Smith, S.P. & Zhang, J.J. Algebras and Representation Theory (1998) 1: 311. doi:10.1023/A:1009984608942


This paper concerns curves on noncommutative schemes, hereafter called quasi-schemes. Aquasi-scheme X is identified with the category \(Mod{\text{ }}X\) ofquasi-coherent sheaves on it. Let X be a quasi-scheme having a regularly embeddedhypersurface Y. Let C be a curve on X which is in ‘good position’ withrespect to Y (see Definition 5.1) – this definition includes a requirement that Xbe far from commutative in a certain sense. Then C is isomorphic to \(\mathbb{V}_n^1 \), where n is the number of points of intersection of Cwith Y. Here \(\mathbb{V}_n^1 \), or rather \(Mod{\text{ }}\mathbb{V}_n^1 \), is the quotient category \(GrModk[x_1 , \ldots ,x_n ]/\{ {\text{K}}\dim \leqslant n - 2\} {\text{ of }}\mathbb{Z}^n \)-graded modules over the commutative polynomial ring, modulo the subcategory ofmodules having Krull dimension ≤ n − 2. This is a hereditary category whichbehaves rather like \(Mod\mathbb{P}^1 \), the category of quasi-coherentsheaves on \(\mathbb{P}^1 \).

noncommutative geometryquasi-schemesquantum algebracurves

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