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1 CHAPTER I.2. BASICS OF DERIVED ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY Contents Introduction Why prestacks? What do we say about prestacks? What else is done in this Chapter? 5 1. Prestacks The notion of prestack Coconnectivity conditions: affine schemes Coconnectivity conditions: prestacks Convergence Affine schemes of finite type (the eventually coconnective case) Prestacks locally of finite type (the eventually coconnective case) The locally almost of finite type condition Truncatedness Descent and stacks Flat morphisms Digression: the Čech nerve The descent condition Descent for affine schemes Descent and n-coconnectivity The notion of n-coconnective stack Descent and the locally of finite type condition Proof of Proposition Stacks locally almost of finite type (Derived) schemes The definition of (derived) schemes Construction of schemes Schemes and n-coconnectivity Schemes and convergence Schemes locally (almost) of finite type Properties of morphisms (Derived) Artin stacks Setting up Artin stacks Verification of the induction hypothesis Descent properties Artin stacks and n-coconnectivity Artin stacks locally almost of finite type 42 Date: January 8,

2 2 BASICS OF DAG Introduction This Chapter is meant to introduce the basic objects of study in derived algebraic geometry that will be used in the subsequent chapters Why prestacks? The most general (and, perhaps, also the most important) type of algebro-geometric object that we will introduce is the notion of prestack Arguably, there is an all-pervasive problem with how one introduces classical algebraic geometry. Even nowadays, any introductory book on algebraic geometry defines schemes as locally ringed spaces. The problem with this is that a locally ringed space is a lot of structure, so the definition is quite heavy. However, one does not have to go this way if one adopts Grothendieck s language of points. Namely, whatever the category of schemes is, it embeds fully faithfully into the category of functors (Sch aff ) op Set, where Sch aff is the category of affine schemes, i.e., (Sch aff ) op is the category of commutative rings. Now, it is not difficult to characterize which functors (Sch aff ) op Set correspond to schemes: essentially the functor needs to have a Zariski atlas, a notion that has an intrinsic meaning This is exactly the point of view that we will adopt in this Chapter and throughout the book, with the difference that instead of classical (=usual=ordinary) affine schemes we consider derived affine schemes, where, by definition, the category of the latter is the one opposite to the category of connective commutative DG algebras (henceforth, when we write Sch aff we will mean the derived version, and denote the category of classical affine schemes by cl Sch aff ). And instead of functors with values in the category Set of sets we consider the category of functors (0.1) (Sch aff ) op Spc, where Spc is the category of spaces (a.k.a. -groupoids). We denote the category of functors (0.1) by PreStk and call its objects prestacks. I.e., a prestack is something that has a Grothendieck functor of points attached to it, with no further conditions or pieces of structure. Thus, a prestack is the most general kind of space that one can have in algebraic geometry. All other kinds of algebro-geometric objects that we will encounter will be prestacks, that have some particular properties (as opposed to extra pieces of structure). This includes schemes (considered in Sect. 3), Artin stacks (considered in Sect. 4), ind-schemes and inf-schemes (considered in [Chapter III.2]), formal moduli problems (considered in [Chapter IV.1]), etc However, the utility of the notion of prestack goes beyond being a general concept that contains the other known types of algebro-geometric objects as particular cases. Namely, there are some algebro-geometric constructions that can be carried out in this generality, and it turns out to be convenient to do so. The central among these is the assignment to a prestack Y of the category QCoh(Y) of quasi-coherent sheaves on Y, considered in the next Chapter, [Chapter I.3]. In fact, there is a canonically defined functor QCoh PreStk : (PreStk) op DGCat cont, Y QCoh(Y).

3 BASICS OF DAG 3 The definition of QCoh PreStk is actually automatic: it is the right Kan extension of the functor QCoh Sch : aff (Schaff ) op 1 -Cat that attaches to Spec(A) = S Sch aff the DG category QCoh(S) := A-mod and to a map f : S S the pullback functor f : QCoh(S) Coh(S ). In other words, (0.2) QCoh(Y) = lim QCoh(S). (S Y) ((Sch y aff ) /Y ) op So an object F QCoh(Y) is a assignment (S y Y) F S,y QCoh(S), (S f S) FS,y f f (F S,y ), satisfying a homotopy compatible system of compatibilities for compositions of morphisms between affine schemes. Note that the expression in (0.2) involves taking a limit in the -category 1 -Cat. Thus, in order to assign a meaning to it (equivalently, the meaning to the expression homotopy compatible system of compatibilities ) we need to input the entire machinery of -categories, developed in [Lu1]. Thus, it is fair to say that Lurie gave us the freedom to consider quasicoherent sheaves on prestacks. Note that before the advent of the language of -categories, the definition of the (derived) category of quasi-coherent sheaves on even such benign objects as algebraic stacks was quite awkward (see [LM]). Essentially, in the past, each time one needed to construct a triangulated category, one had to start from an abelian category, take its derived category, and then perform some manipulations on it in order to obtained the desired one. As an application of the assignment Y QCoh(Y) we obtain an automatic construction of the category of D-modules/crystals (see [Chapter III.4]). Namely, D-mod(Y) := QCoh(Y dr ), where Y dr is the de Rham prestack of Y Another example of a theory that is convenient to develop in the generality of prestacks is deformation theory, considered in [Chapter III.1]. Here, too, it is crucial that we work in the context of derived (as opposed to classical) algberaic geometry As yet another application of the general notion of prestack is the construction of the Ran space of a given scheme, along with its category of quasi-coherent sheaves or D-modules. We will not discuss it explicitly in this book, and refer the reader to, e.g., [Ga2] What do we say about prestacks? The notion of prestack is so general that it is, of course, impossible to prove anything non-trivial about arbitrary prestacks. What we do in Sect. 1 is study some very formal properties of prestacks, which will serve us in the later chapters of this book.

4 4 BASICS OF DAG The notion of n-coconnectivity. As was said before, the category PreStk is that of functors (Sch aff ) op Spc, where (Sch aff ) op := ComAlg(Vect 0 ). Now, arguably, the category ComAlg(Vect 0 ) is complicated, and it is natural to try to approach it via its successive approximations, namely, the categories ComAlg(Vect n, 0 ) of connective commutative DG algebras that live in cohomological degrees n. We denote the corresponding full subcategory in Sch aff by n Sch aff ; we call its objects n- coconnective affine schemes. We can consider the corresponding category of functors and denote it by n PreStk. (0.3) ( n Sch aff ) op Spc The -categories n PreStk and n Stk are related by a pair of mutually adjoint functors n PreStk PreStk, given by restriction and le Kan extension along the inclusion n Sch aff Sch aff, respectively, with the le adjoint in (0.3) being fully faithful. Thus, we can think of each n PreStk as a full subcategory in PreStk; we referred to its objects as n-coconnective prestacks. Informally, a functor in (0.1) is n-coconnective if it is completely determined by its values on n-coconnective affine schemes. The subcategories n PreStk form a sequence of approximations to PreStk Convergence. A technically convenient condition that one can impose on a prestack is that of convergence. By definition, a functor Y in (0.1) is convergent if for any S Sch aff the map Y(S) lim Y( n S), n is an isomorphism, where n S denotes the n-coconnective truncation of S. Convergence is a necessary condition for a prestack to satisfy in order to admit deformation theory, see [Chapter III.1, Sect. 7.1] Finite typeness. Consider the categories n Sch aff and n PreStk. We shall say that an object S n Sch aff (resp., Y n PreStk) is of finite type (resp., locally of finite type) if the corresponding functor (0.1) takes filtered limits of affine schemes to colimits in Spc. It follows tautologically that an object Y n PreStk is locally of finite type if and only if the corresponding functor (0.1) is completely determined by its values on affine schemes of finite type. Now, the point is that, as in the case of classical algebraic geometry, the condition on an object Spec(A) = S n Sch aff to be of finite type is very explicit: it is equivalent to H 0 (A) being finitely generated over our ground field, and each H i (A) (where i runs from 1 to n) being finitely generated as a module over H 0 (A). Thus, objects of n PreStk that are locally of finite type are precisely those that can be expressed via affine schemes that are finite dimensional.

5 BASICS OF DAG Inserting the word almost. Consider now the category PreStk. We shall say that a prestack is locally almost of finite type if it is convergent, and for any n, the functor in (0.3) produces from it an object locally of finite type. The class of prestacks locally almost of finite type will play a central role in this book. Namely, it is for this class of prestacks that we will develop the theory of ind-coherent sheaves and crystals What else is done in this Chapter? In Sect. 2 we introduce a hierarchy of Grothendieck topologies on Sch aff : flat, ppf, étale, Zariski. Each of the above choices gives rise to a full subcategory Stk PreStk consisting of objects that satisfy the corresponding descent condition. We refer to the objects of Stk as stacks. The primary interest in Sect. 2 is how the descent condition interacts with the conditions of n-coconnectivity, convergence and local (almost) finite typeness In the rest of this Chapter we discuss two specific classes of stacks: schemes and Artin stacks (the former being a particular case of the latter). The corresponding sections are essentially a paraphrase of some parts of [TV1, TV2] in the language of -categories In Sect. 3 we introduce the full subactegory Sch PreStk of (derived) schemes 1. Essentially, a prestack Z is a scheme if it is a stack and admits a Zariski atlas (i.e., a collection of affine schemes S i equipped with open embeddings S i Y). We will not go deep into the study of derived schemes, but content ourselves with establishing the properties related to n-coconnectivity and finite typeness. These can be summarized by saying that a scheme is n-coconnective (resp., of finite type) if and only if some (equivalently, any) Zariski atlas consists of affine schemes that are n-coconnective (resp., of finite type) In Sect. 4 we introduce the hierarchy of k-artin stacks, k = 0, 1, 2... Our definition is a variation of the notion of a k-geometric stack defined by Simpson in [Sim] and developed in the derived context in [TV2]. For an individual k, what we call a k-artin stack may be different from what is accepted elsewhere in the literature (e.g., in our definition, only schemes that are disjoint unions of affines are 0-Artin stacks; all other schemes are 1-Artin stacks). However, the union over all k produces the same class of objects as in other definitions, called Artin stacks. The definition of k-artin stacks proceeds by induction on k. By definition, a k-artin stack is an étale prestack that admits a smooth (k 1)-representable atlas by affine schemes. As in the case of schemes, we will only discuss the properties of Artin stacks related to n-coconnectivity and finite typeness, with results parallel to those mentioned above: an Artin stack is n-coconnective (resp., of finite type) if and only if some (equivalently, any) smooth atlas consists of affine schemes that are n-coconnective (resp., of finite type). 1 Henceforth we will drop the adjective derived.

6 6 BASICS OF DAG 1. Prestacks In this section we introduce the principal actors in derived algebraic geometry: prestacks. We will focus on the very formal aspects of the theory, such as what it means for a prestack to be n-coconnective (for some integer n) or to be locally (almost) of finite type The notion of prestack. Derived algebraic geometry is born from connective commutative DG algebras, in the same way as classical algebraic geometry (over a given ground field k) is born from commutative algebras. Following Grothendieck, we will think of algebro-geometric objects as prestacks, i.e., arbitrary functors from the -category of connective commutative DG algebras to that of spaces Consider the stable symmetric monoidal Vect, and its full monoidal subcategory Vect 0. By a connective commutative DG algebra over k we shall mean a commutative algebra object in Vect 0. The totality of such algebras forms an (, 1)-category, ComAlg(Vect 0 ). Remark Note that what we call a connective commutative DG algebra over k is really an abstract notion: we are appealing to the general notion of commutative algebra in symmetric monoidal category from [Chapter I.1, Sect. 3.3]. However, one can show (see [Lu2, Proposition ]) that the homotopy category of the -category ComAlg(Vect 0 ) is a familiar object: it is obtained from the category of what one classically calls commutative differential graded algebras over k concentrated in degrees 0 by inverting quasi-isomorphisms We define the category of (derived) affine schemes over k to be Sch aff := (ComAlg(Vect 0 )) op By a (derived) prestack we shall mean a functor (Sch aff ) op Spc. We let PreStk denote the (, 1)-category of prestacks, i.e., PreStk := Funct((Sch aff ) op, Spc) Yoneda defines a fully faithful embedding Sch aff PreStk. For S Sch aff and Y PreStk we have, tautologically, Maps PreStk (S, Y) Y(S) Let f : Y 1 Y 2 be a map of prestacks. We shall say that f is affine schematic if for every S (Sch aff ) /Y2, the fiber product S Y 1 PreStk is representable by an affine scheme. Y Coconnectivity conditions: affine schemes. Much of the analysis in derived algebraic geometry proceeds by induction on how many negative cohomological degrees we allow our DG algebras to live in. We initiate this discussion in the present subsection.

7 BASICS OF DAG For n 0, consider the full subcategory Vect n, 0 Vect 0. This fully faithful embedding admits a le adjoint, given by the truncation functor τ n. It is clear that if V 1 V 1 is a morphism in Vect 0 such that τ n (V 1) τ n (V 1) is an isomorphism, then τ n (V 1 V 2 ) τ n (V 1 V 2 ) is an isomorphism for any V 2 Vect 0. This implies that the (, 1)-category Vect n, 0 acquires a uniquely defined symmetric monoidal structure for which the functor τ n is symmetric monoidal. It follows from the symmetric monoidal version of [Chapter I.1, Lemma 3.2.4] that the embedding (1.1) Vect n, 0 Vect 0 has a natural right-lax symmetric monoidal structure In particular, the functor (1.1) induces a fully faithful functor (1.2) ComAlg(Vect n, 0 ) ComAlg(Vect 0 ), whose essential image consists of those objects of ComAlg(Vect 0 ) that belong to Vect n, 0 when regarded as plain objects of Vect 0. The functor (1.2) admits a le adjoint (1.3) τ n : ComAlg(Vect 0 ) ComAlg(Vect n, 0 ) that makes the diagram commute. τ n ComAlg(Vect 0 ) ComAlg(Vect n, 0 ) oblv ComAlg oblv ComAlg Vect 0 τ n Vect n, We shall say that S Sch aff is n-coconnective if S = Spec(A) with A lying in the essential image of (1.2). In other words, if H i (A) = 0 for i > n. We shall denote the full subcategory of Sch aff spanned by n-coconnective objects by n Sch aff For n = 0 we recover the category of classical affine schemes. cl Sch aff := 0 Sch aff, The embedding n Sch aff Sch aff admits a fully faithful right adjoint, denoted S n S, and given at the level of commutative DG algebras by the functor (1.3). Thus, n Sch aff is a colocalization of Sch aff. We denote the corresponding colocalization functor Sch aff n Sch aff Sch aff by S τ n (S). Remark We choose to notationally distinguish objects of n Sch aff and their images in Sch aff. Doing otherwise would cause notational clashes when talking about descent conditions.

8 8 BASICS OF DAG We will say that S Sch aff is eventually coconnective if it belongs to n Sch aff for some n. We denote the full subcategory of Sch aff spanned by eventually coconnective objects by < Sch aff Coconnectivity conditions: prestacks Consider the (, 1)-category n PreStk := Funct(( n Sch aff ) op, Spc). Restriction defines a functor (1.4) PreStk n PreStk, that we will denote by Y n Y The functor (1.4) admits a fully faithful le adjoint, given by the le Kan extension LKE n Sch aff Sch aff : n PreStk PreStk. Thus, n PreStk is a colocalization of PreStk. We denote the resulting colocalization functor by Y τ n (Y). PreStk n PreStk PreStk Remark The usage of the symbol τ n may diverge from other sources conventions: the latter use τ n to denote the corresponding truncation of the Postnikov tower, whereas we denote the latter by the symbol P n, see Sect below. Tautologically, if Y is representable by an affine scheme S = Spec(A), then the above two meanings of τ n coincide: the prestack τ n (Y) is representable by the affine scheme τ n (S) We shall say that Y PreStk is n-coconnective if it belongs to the essential image of the functor LKE n Sch aff Sch aff. For example, an affine scheme is n-coconnective in the sense of Sect if and only if its image under the Yoneda functor is n-coconnective as a prestack. We will oen identify n PreStk with its essential image under the above functor, and thus think of n PreStk as a full subcategory of PreStk We will say that Y PreStk is eventually coconnective if it is n-coconnective for some n. We shall denote the full subcategory of eventually coconnective objects of PreStk by < PreStk Classical prestacks. Let n = 0. We shall call objects of 0 PreStk classical prestacks, and use for it also the alternative notation cl PreStk. We will also denote the corresponding restriction functor Y cl Y, and the corresponding colocalization functor PreStk cl PreStk PreStk by Y τ cl (Y).

9 BASICS OF DAG The right Kan extension. The restriction functor Y n Y : PreStk n PreStk admits also a right adjoint, given by right Kan extension. This functor lacks a clear geometric meaning. However, it can be explicitly described: by adjunction we have (RKE n Sch aff Sch aff (Y)) (S) Y(τ n (S)) Convergence. The idea of the notion of convergence is that if we perceive a connective commutative DG algebra as built iteratively by adding lower and lower cohomologies, we can ask whether the value of a given prestack on such an algebra to be determined by its values on the above sequence of truncations. Convergence is a necessary condition if we want to approach our prestack via deformation theory (see [Chapter III.1, Sect. 7.1]) Le S be an object of Sch aff. Note that the assignment n τ n (S) is naturally a functor Z 0 (Sch aff ) /S Let Y be a prestack. We say that Y is convergent if for S Sch aff, the map Y(S) lim n Y(τ n (S)) is an isomorphism Since for every connective commutative DG algebra A, the map A lim n τ n (A) is an isomorphism, we have: Lemma Any prestack representable by a (derived) affine scheme is convergent. Remark As we shall see in the sequel, all prestacks of geometric nature, such as (derived) schemes and Artin stacks (and also ind-schemes), are convergent. Here is, however, an example of a non-convergent prestack: consider the prestack that associates to an affine scheme S = Spec(A) the category (A-mod) Spc, i.e., this is the prestack (Sch aff ) op QCoh Sch aff 1 -Cat C CSpc Spc, where QCoh Schaff is as in [Chapter I.3, Sect ].

10 10 BASICS OF DAG We have: Proposition A prestack Y is convergent if and only if, when as a functor (Sch aff ) op Spc, it is the right Kan extension from the subcategory < Sch aff Sch aff. Proof. We claim that the functor of right Kan extension along < Sch aff Sch aff is given by sending Z Funct(( < Sch aff ) op, Spc) Z Funct((Sch aff ) op, Spc), with Z(S) = lim Z (τ n (S)). n Indeed, a priori, the value of Z on S is given by lim S S Z (S ), where the limit is taken over the category opposite to ( < Sch aff ) /S. Now, the assertion follows from the fact that the functor is cofinal. Z 0 ( < Sch aff ) /S, n τ n (S) Let conv PreStk PreStk denote the full subcategory of convergent prestacks. This embedding admits a le adjoint, which we call the convergent completion and denote by According to Proposition 1.4.7, we have: Explicitly, Y conv Y. conv Y RKE< Sch aff Sch aff (Y < Schaff ). conv Y(S) = lim n Y(τ n (S)) Consider the canonical map colim n τ n (Y) Y. Tautologically, Y 1 PreStk is convergent if and only if for every Y, the map is an isomorphism. Maps(Y, Y 1 ) Maps(colim n τ n (Y), Y 1 ) = lim n Maps(τ n (Y), Y 1 ) Remark Note that the le Kan extension functor does not map into conv PreStk. LKE n Sch aff Sch aff : n PreStk PreStk 1.5. Affine schemes of finite type (the eventually coconnective case). We will now introduce the notion of what it means for a (derived) affine scheme to be of finite type. This generalizes the usual notion of being of finite type over a field. As in classical algebraic geometry, finite typeness puts us in the context of finite-dimensional geometry.

11 BASICS OF DAG We say that an object S = Spec(A) < Sch aff is of finite type if H 0 (A) is of finite type over k, and each H i (A) is finitely generated as a module over H 0 (A). Let < Sch aff type Denote by n Sch aff denote the full subcategory of < Sch aff consisting of affine schemes of finite the intersection < Sch aff n Sch aff. The following theorem is proved by induction on n using deformation theory (but we will not do it here, but see [Lu2, Proposition ]): Theorem (a) The objects of ( n Sch aff ) op are compact in ( n Sch aff ) op. (b) For every object S n Sch aff, the category opposite to ( n Sch aff ) S/ is filtered, and the map is an isomorphism. S lim S 0 S 0 ( n Sch aff ) S/ Remark We note that the filteredness assertion in Theorem 1.5.3(b) is easy: it follows from the fact that the category ( n Sch aff ) S/ has fiber products By [Lu1, Proposition ], the assertion of Theorem is equivalent to the following: Corollary We have a canonical equivalence: n Sch aff Pro( n Sch aff ) Since n Sch aff is closed under retracts, using [Lu1, Lemma ], from Corollary we obtain: Corollary The inclusion ( n Sch aff ) op (( n Sch aff ) op ) c of Theorem 1.5.6(a) is an equality Prestacks locally of finite type (the eventually coconnective case). In this subsection we will make precise the following idea: a prestack is locally of finite type if and only if it is completely determined by its values on affine schemes of finite type Let Y be an object of n PreStk for some n. We say that it is locally of finite type if it is the le Kan extension (of its own restriction) along the embedding n Sch aff n Sch aff. We denote the resulting full subcategory of n PreStk by n PreStk l In other words, we can identify n PreStk l with the category of functors ( n Sch aff ) op Spc, and we have a pair of mutually adjoint functors n PreStk l n PreStk, given by restriction and le Kan extension along n Sch aff le Kan extension functor is fully faithful. n Sch aff, respectively, where the Now, using [Lu1, Proposition ], from Corollary 1.5.6, we obtain: Corollary An object Y n PreStk belongs to n PreStk l if and only if it takes filtered limits in n Sch aff to colimits in Spc.

12 12 BASICS OF DAG Combining Corollaries and 1.5.8, we obtain: Lemma Let S be an object of n Sch aff. It belongs to n Sch aff that it represents belongs to n PreStk l. if and only if the prestack Evidently, the restriction functor n PreStk l n PreStk commutes with limits and colimits. The functor LKE n Sch aff n Sch aff : n PreStk l n PreStk, being a le adjoint commutes with colimits. In addition, we have the following: Lemma The functor LKE n Sch aff n Schaff commutes with finite limits. Proof. This follows from Corollary 1.6.4: indeed, the condition of taking filtered limits in n Sch aff to colimits in Spc is preserved by the operation of taking finite limits of prestacks The locally almost of finite type condition. In Sect. 1.6 we introduced the locally of finite type condition for n-coconnective prestacks. In this subsection we will give a definition crucial for the rest of the book: what it means for an object of PreStk to be locally almost of finite type (=la). This will be the class of prestacks for which we will develop the theory of ind-coherent sheaves We say that an affine (derived) scheme S is almost of finite type if n S is of finite type for every n. I.e., S = Spec(A) is almost of finite type if H 0 (A) is of finite type over k, and each H i (A) is finitely generated as a module over H 0 (A). Let Sch aff a denote the full subcategory of Sch aff consisting of affine schemes almost of finite type We say that Y PreStk is locally almost of finite type if the following conditions hold: (1) Y is convergent. (2) For every n, we have n Y n PreStk l We denote the corresponding full subcategory by By Lemma 1.6.6, we have PreStk la PreStk. Sch aff a = Sch aff PreStk la In particular, if Y PreStk la, then cl Y is an object of cl PreStk locally of finite type, i.e., it is a classical prestack locally of finite type. Remark Note that by Remark , the le Kan extension functor does not send n PreStk l to PreStk la : the resulting prestack will satisfy the second condition, but in general, not the first one. However, if Y PreStk is obtained as a le Kan extension functor of an object of n PreStk that belongs to n PreStk l, then its convergent completion conv Y will belong to PreStk la, see Corollary below.

13 BASICS OF DAG We claim: Proposition Restriction along < Sch aff Sch aff defines an equivalence PreStk la Funct(( < Sch aff ) op, Spc). The inverse functor is given by first applying the le Kan extension along followed by the right Kan extension along < Sch aff < Sch aff, < Sch aff Sch aff. Proof. By Proposition 1.4.7, it suffices to show that the following conditions on a functor are equivalent: < Sch aff Spc (i) It is a le Kan extension along < Sch aff < Sch aff ; (ii) Its restriction to any n Sch aff is a le Kan extension along n Sch aff n Sch aff. First, it is clear that (i) implies (ii): indeed, the diagram is commutative. LKE Funct( < Sch aff, Spc) Funct( < Sch aff, Spc) Funct( n Sch aff, Spc) LKE Funct( n Sch aff, Spc) Vice versa, let Y satisfy (ii). We need to show that for any S n Sch aff, the map (1.5) colim S S Y(S ) Y(S) is an isomorphism, where the colimit is taken over the index category ( ) op ( < Sch aff ) S/. However, cofinal in the above index category is the full subcategory consisting of those S S, for which S n Sch aff ; indeed the embedding of this full subcategory admits a le adjoint, given by S τ n (S ). Hence, the colimit in (1.5) can be replaced by taken over colim S S Y(S ) ( ) op. ( n Sch aff ) S/ However, the latter colimit computes LKE n Sch aff n Sch aff ( n Y).

14 14 BASICS OF DAG We note: Corollary The composite functor n PreStk l n PreStk LKE n Sch aff Sch aff takes values in PreStk la. PreStk Y conv Y conv PreStk Proof. By Proposition 1.7.6, it suffices to show that the composition of the functor in the corollary with the identification conv PreStk Funct( < Sch aff, Spc) lands in the full subcategory spanned by functors obtained as a le Kan extension from < Sch aff < Sch aff. However, the above composition is given by le Kan extension along n Sch aff < Sch aff By combining Lemma and Proposition 1.7.6, we obtain: Corollary The subcategory PreStk la PreStk is closed under finite limits Truncatedness For k = 0, 1,..., let Spc k Spc denote the full subcategory of k-truncated spaces. I.e., it is spanned by those objects S Spc such that each connected component S of S satisfies π l (S ) = 0 for l > k. For example, for k = 0, we have Spc 0 = Set The embedding admits a le adjoint. The corresponding localization functor will be denoted P k. Spc k Spc Spc Spc k Spc Remark The (, 1)-category Spc k is actually a (k + 1, 1)-category. I.e., the mapping spaces between objects are k-truncated For S Spc, the assignment k P k (S) is a functor called the Postnikov tower of S. It is a basic fact that the natural map is an isomorphism. (Z 0 ) op Spc, S lim k P k (S)

15 BASICS OF DAG For a fixed n, and an integer k = 0, 1,... we will say that Y n PreStk is k-truncated if, as a functor ( n Sch aff ) op Spc, it takes values in the full subcategory of Spc k Spc of k-truncated spaces For example, if Y n PreStk is representable, i.e., is the Yoneda image of S n Sch aff, then Y is n-truncated. This reflects the fact that ComAlg(Vect n, 0 ) is an (n + 1, 1)-category, which, in turn, formally follows from the fact that Vect n, 0 is an (n + 1, 1)-category. Remark In the sequel, we will see that for any (derived) scheme, its restriction to n Sch aff is n-truncated as an object of n PreStk. Similarly, for a k-artin stack, its restriction to n Sch aff is (n + k)-truncated as an object of n PreStk Another example. To any object K Spc we can attach the corresponding constant prestack K: K(S) := K, S Sch aff. If K is k-truncated, then K is k-truncated Let n PreStk k n PreStk denote the full subcategory of k-truncated prestacks. This embedding admits a le adjoint. The corresponding localization functor will be denoted P k. Explicitly, n PreStk n PreStk k n PreStk (P k (Y))(S) = P k (Y(S)), S n Sch aff. The full subcategory n PreStk k n PreStk is actually a (k + 1, 1)-category When n = 0 and k = 0, the (ordinary) category cl PreStk 0 is that of presheaves of sets on cl Sch aff. When n = 0 and k = 1, we shall call objects of cl PreStk 1 ordinary classical prestacks. I.e., cl PreStk 1 is the (2, 1)-category of functors from the category of classical affine schemes to that of ordinary groupoids. 2. Descent and stacks The object of study in this section is the notion of stack the result of the interaction of the general notion of prestack with a given Grothendieck topology (flat, ppf, étale or Zariski) on the category of affine schemes; see [TV2, Sect ]. Specifically, we will be interested in how the stack condition interacts with n-coconnectivity and the finite typeness Flat morphisms. In this subsection we will introduce the crucial notion of flatness for a morphism between (derived) affine schemes. Knowing what it means to be flat, we will give the definition of what it means to be an open embedding, étale, smooth, ppf, etc.

16 16 BASICS OF DAG Let us recall, following [TV2], the notion of flatness for a morphism between (derived) affine schemes: A map Spec(B) Spec(A) between affine schemes is said to be flat if H 0 (B) is flat as a module over H 0 (A), plus the following equivalent conditions hold: The natural map H 0 (B) is an isomorphism for every i. H 0 (A) For any A-module M, the natural map H 0 (B) is an isomorphism for every i. H 0 (A) H i (A) H i (B) H i (M) H i (B M) A If an A-module N is concentrated in degree 0 then so is B N. A Note in particular that if S S is flat, then S n Sch aff S n Sch aff. The following assertion is easily established by induction: Lemma For a map S S between affine schemes, S is flat over S if and only if each n S is flat over n S Let f : S S be a morphism of affine schemes. We shall say that it is ppf 2 (resp., smooth, étale, open embedding, Zariski) if the following conditions hold: (1) The morphism f is flat (in particular, the base-changed (derived!) affine scheme τ cl (S) S S is classical and thus identifies with τ cl (S )); (2) The map of classical affine schemes cl S cl S is of finite presentation (resp., smooth, étale, open embedding, disjoint union of open embeddings). For future reference, we quote the following basic fact that can be proved using deformation theory (see [TV2, Corollaries and ]): Lemma For a given S Sch aff, the operation of passage to the underlying classical subscheme defines an equivalence between the full subcategory (Sch aff ) /S spanned by S f S with f étale and the full subcategory of ( cl Sch aff ) / cl S spanned by S f cl S with f étale. Furthermore, f is an open embedding (resp., Zariski) if and only if f is We say that a morphism is f : S S is a covering with respect to the flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, Zariski) topology, if it is flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, Zariski), and the induced map of classical affine schemes cl S cl S is surjective. Thus, the category Sch aff acquires a hierarchy of Grothendieck topologies: flat, ppf, smooth, étale and Zariski. 2 ppf=plat de présentation finie= flat of finite presentation

17 BASICS OF DAG The property of a morphism to be flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, open embedding, Zariski) is obviously stable under base change. Moreover, the property of a morphism f : S S to be flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, open embedding) it itself local with respect to any of the above topologies on S. In addition, the property of a morphism f : S S to be flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, Zariski) is local with respect to the flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, Zariski) topology on S. Remark For obvious reasons, the property of a morphism to be an open embedding is not Zariski-local on the source. And the property of a morphism to be Zariski is not étale-local on the target Let f : Y 1 Y 2 be an affine schematic morphism in PreStk (see Sect for what this means). We shall say that it is flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, open embedding, Zariski) if for every S (Sch aff ) /Y2, the corresponding map S Y 2 Y 1 S (of affine schemes(!)) is flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, open embedding, Zariski) Digression: the Čech nerve Let Fin denote the category of finite sets. Let C be an arbitrary -category with Cartesian products. Then to an object c C we can attach a functor Fin op C, I c I. In terms of the Yoneda embedding, this functor is uniquely characterized by Maps C (c, c I ) = Maps Spc (I, Maps C (c, c)), c C. Composing with the functor Fin, we obtain a functor op C Let now D be an -category with fiber products, and d D an object. Set C := D /d, so that Cartesian products in C are the fiber products in D over d. Given an object c D /d we thus obtain a functor op D /d D. It is called the Čech nerve of the morphism c d, and denoted c /d Thus, we have c 0 /d = c, c 1 /d = c c. d In general, the object c /d Funct( op, D) is an example of a groupoid object of D; see [Lu1, Sect ] for what this means.

18 18 BASICS OF DAG 2.3. The descent condition. In this subsection we will impose the descent condition that singles out the class of stacks among all prestacks. This discussion here is not specific to the category Sch aff. It is applicable to any -category (with fiber products) equipped with a Grothendieck topology. So, we can view this subsection is a summary of some results from [Lu1, Sect. 6] and [TV1] Let Y be a prestack. We say that it satisfies flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, Zarski) descent if whenever f : S S Sch aff is a flat covering, the map Y(S) Tot(Y(S /S)) is an isomorphism, where S /S is the Čech nerve of the map f In what follows we will assume that our topology is chosen to be étale. However, the entire discussion equally applies to the other cases, i.e. flat, ppf, smooth or Zariski. We shall call prestacks that satisfy the above descent condition stacks, and denote the corresponding full subcategory of PreStk by Stk. As in the case of classical algebraic geometry, one shows that if an object of PreStk satisfies étale descent, then it satisfies smooth descent We say that a map Y 1 Y 2 in PreStk is an étale equivalence if it induces an isomorphism whenever Y Stk The inclusion Maps(Y 2, Y) Maps(Y 1, Y) Stk PreStk admits a le adjoint making Stk a localization of PreStk. Concretely, the functor PreStk Stk is universal among functors that turn étale equivalences into isomorphisms, see [Lu1, Sect ]. We will denote by L the corresponding localization (=sheafification) functor, i.e., the composition PreStk Stk PreStk. Tautologically, a map Y 1 Y 2 is an étale equivalence if and only if L(Y 1 ) L(Y 2 ) is an isomorphism We have the following assertion (see [Lu1, Corollary and Proposition ] 3 ): Lemma The functor L is le exact, i.e., commutes with finite limits. 3 For this proposition the reader should use the version of [Lu1] available on Lurie s website rather than the printed version.

19 BASICS OF DAG Let f : Y 1 Y 2 be a morphism in PreStk. We say that f is an étale surjection if for every S Sch aff and an object y 2 Y 2 (S) there exists an étale cover φ : S S, such that φ (y 2 ) Y 2 (S ) belongs to the essential image of f(s ) : Y 1 (S ) Y 2 (S ). The following is [Lu1, Corollary ]: Lemma Let Y 1 Y 2 be an étale surjection. Then the induced map Y 1/Y 2 PreStk Y 2 is an étale equivalence, where Y 1/Y 2 is the Čech nerve of f, and PreStk denotes geometric realization taken in the category PreStk. Note that the assertion of Lemma can be reformulated as the statement that if Y 1 Y 2 is an étale surjection, then the map is an isomorphism Finally, we have: L(Y 1/Y 2 ) Stk L(Y 1 ) /L(Y 2 ) Stk L( Y 1/Y 2 PreStk ) L(Y 2 ) Lemma For Y PreStk, the unit of the adjunction is an étale surjection. Y L(Y) 2.4. Descent for affine schemes. In this subsection we state (without proof) the standard, but crucial, fact that affine schemes are in fact stacks, and discuss some of its corollaries. As in the previous subsection, the results stated in this subsection here hold also for the flat, ppf and Zariski topologies We have the following basic fact (see [TV2, Lemma ]): Proposition (a) The image of the Yoneda embedding Sch aff PreStk belongs to Stk. (b) Let Y Y f S S be a pullback diagram in Stk with S, S Sch aff. Assume that Y also belongs to Sch aff PreStk and the morphism f is an étale covering. Then Y Sch aff As a corollary, we obtain: Corollary Let f : Y 1 Y 2 be an affine schematic morphism in PreStk. morphism L(Y 1 ) L(Y 2 ) is also affine schematic. Then the Proof. We need to show that for S Sch aff and a map S L(Y 2 ), the fiber product S L(Y 1 ) L(Y 2) belongs to Sch aff. By Proposition 2.4.2(b), it suffices to show that that the fiber product S L(Y 2) L(Y 1 ) belongs to Sch aff for some étale covering map S S with S Sch aff.

20 20 BASICS OF DAG However, by Lemma , we can choose S S so that the composition S S L(Y 2 ) factors as S Y 2 L(Y 2 ). Since the functor L commutes with fiber products (by Lemma 2.3.6), we have S L(Y 1 ) L(S Y 1 ). L(Y 2) Y 2 Now, by assumption, S Y 2 Y 1 Sch aff, and is an isomorphism by Proposition 2.4.2(a) S Y 2 Y 1 L(S Y 2 Y 1 ) The same proof also gives: Corollary Let f : Y 1 Y 2 be affine flat (resp., ppf, smooth, étale, open embedding). Then so is L(Y 1 ) L(Y 2 ) Descent and n-coconnectivity. In this subsection we will study how the étale descent condition interacts with the operation of restriction and le Kan extension to the (full) subcategory n Sch aff Sch aff. Again, the entire discussion is applicable when we replace the word étale by flat, ppf or Zariski Let us denote by n Stk the full subcategory of n PreStk consisting of objects that satisfy descent for étale covers S 1 S 2 n Sch aff. We obtain that n Stk is a localization of n PreStk. Let n L denote the corresponding localization functor n PreStk n Stk n PreStk. The analog of Lemma equally applies in the present context The sheafification functor n L on truncated objects can be described explicitly as follows (see [Lu1, Sect ]): We have the following endo-functor, denoted (2.1) Y Y + of n PreStk. Namely, for Y n PreStk, the value of Y + on S n Sch aff is the colimit over all étale covers S S of Y(S ). Now, if Y is k 2-truncated for k = 2, 3,..., then the value of L(Y) on S n Sch aff is Y +k (S), where Y +k denotes the k-th iteration of the functor (2.1). In particular, since the colimit involved in its description is filtered, we obtain: Lemma The functor n L : n PreStk n PreStk sends k-truncated objects to k- truncated ones.

21 BASICS OF DAG The following results from the definitions: Lemma (a) The restriction functor PreStk n PreStk sends Stk to n Stk. (b) The functor LKE n Sch aff Sch aff sends étale equivalences to étale equivalences. : n PreStk PreStk Note now that the right Kan extension functor along n Sch aff Sch aff : RKE n Sch aff Sch aff : n PreStk PreStk tautologically sends n Stk to Stk. This implies that the restriction functor Y n Y sends étale equivalences to étale equivalences. Thus, from Lemma we obtain: Corollary For Y PreStk we have: n L( n Y) n (L(Y)) Right Kan extensions from < Sch aff. Let Y be a functor ( < Sch aff ) op Spc, which we can think of as a compatible family of objects Y n n PreStk. Let Y := RKE< Sch aff Sch aff (Y ) PreStk. Lemma Assume that for all n, Y n n Stk. Then Y belongs to Stk. Proof. Follows from the description of the functor RKE< Sch aff Sch aff Proposition From here we obtain: Corollary Suppose that Y PreStk belongs to Stk. Then so does conv Y The notion of n-coconnective stack Note that the functor LKE n Sch aff Sch aff : n PreStk PreStk given in the proof of does not send n Stk to Stk. Instead, the le adjoint to the restriction functor n Stk Stk is given by the composition n Stk n PreStk LKE PreStk L Stk; we denote this composite functor by L LKE n Sch aff Sch aff The above le adjoint is easily seen to be fully faithful. Hence, we can identify n Stk with a full subcategory of Stk. We shall denote by L τ n : Stk Stk the resulting colocalization functor Y L LKE n Sch aff Sch aff ( n Y). By definition, L τ n L τ n.

22 22 BASICS OF DAG We shall call objects of Stk that belong to the essential image of L LKE n Sch aff Sch aff n-coconnective stacks. I.e., Y Stk is n-coconnective as a stack if and only if the adjunction map L τ n (Y) Y is an isomorphism. I.e., the functor LLKE n Sch aff Sch identifies the category n Stk with the full subcategory aff of PreStk spanned by n-coconnective stacks. We shall refer to objects of 0 Stk =: cl Stk as classical stacks, and also denote L τ 0 =: L τ cl. Remark We emphasize again that, as subcategories PreStk, it is not true that n Stk is contained in n PreStk. That is to say, that a n-coconnective stack is not necessarily n- coconnective as a prestack. Note, however, that we do have an inclusion as subcategories of PreStk. Stk n PreStk n Stk We shall say that a stack is eventually coconnective if it is n-coconnective for some n Descent and the locally of finite type condition. In this subsection we will study how the descent condition interacts with the condition of being of finite type. The entire discussion is applicable if we replace the étale topology by the ppf, or Zariski one. However, the flat topology (without the finite type condition) would not do: we need finite typeness for the validity of Lemma Let n be a fixed integer. We can consider the étale topology on the category n Sch aff. Thus, we obtain a localization of n PreStk l that we denote n NearStk l. We shall denote by n L the corresponding localization functor As in Lemma 2.5.3, we have: n PreStk l n NearStk l n PreStk l. Lemma The functor n L : n PreStk l n PreStk l sends k-truncated objects to k-truncated ones Consider the restriction functor for n Sch aff n Sch aff, i.e., n PreStk l n PreStk. It is clear that it sends n Stk to n NearStk l. By adjunction, the functor of le Kan extension LKE n Sch aff n Sch aff : n PreStk l n PreStk sends étale equivalences to étale equivalences. Moreover, we claim: Lemma The functor of right Kan extension sends n NearStk l to n Stk. RKE n Sch aff n Sch aff : n PreStk l n PreStk

23 BASICS OF DAG 23 Proof. For Y n PreStk l the value of RKE n Sch aff n Sch (Y) on S aff n Sch aff is given as lim Y(S 0), S 0 S where the limit is taken over the category opposite to ( n Sch aff ) /S. Let S S be an étale cover. We need to show that the map from lim S 0 S Y(S 0) to the totalization of the cosimplicial space whose n-simplices are given by is an isomorphism. lim S n 0 (S n /S) Y(Sn 0 ), However, this follows from the fact that the functor is cofinal. (( n Sch aff ) /S ) op (( n Sch aff ) /(S n /S)) op, S 0 S0 n := S 0 From Lemma we obtain: Corollary S (S n /S), (a) The restriction functor n PreStk l n PreStk sends étale equivalences to étale equivalences. (b) For Y n PreStk we have: Let us return to the functor n L(Y) n Sch aff n L (Y n Sch aff ). LKE n Sch aff n Sch aff : n PreStk l n PreStk. It is not clear, and probably not true, that this functor sends n NearStk l to n Stk. However, as we have learned from J. Lurie, there is the following partial result, proved below: Proposition Suppose that an object Y n PreStk l is k-truncated for some k (see Sect ), and that Y n NearStk l. Then the object of n PreStk belongs to n Stk. LKE n Sch aff n Schaff (Y) In what follows we shall use the notation n Stk l := n Stk n PreStk l. We shall refer to objects of the subcategory n Stk l of n Stk as n-coconnective stacks locally of finite typen-coconnective stacks locally of finite type. We have the inclusion n Stk l n NearStk l. Thus, Proposition says that the essential image of this inclusion contains all truncated objects.

24 24 BASICS OF DAG As a corollary of Proposition and Lemma 2.7.2, we obtain: Corollary For Y n PreStk l, which is truncated, the natural map ( n LKE n Sch aff n Sch L aff (Y) ) ( ) n L LKE n Sch aff n Sch (Y) aff is an isomorphism Proof of Proposition The proof will use the following assertion: Let f : S 1 S 2 be an étale morphism in n Sch aff. Consider the category of Cartesian diagrams S 1 S 1 f f S 2 S 2 with S 2, S 1 n Sch aff, and f is étale. Denote this category by f. We have the natural forgetful functors (2.2) {S 2 S 2, S 2 n Sch aff } f {S 1 S 1, S 1 n Sch aff }. Lemma Both functors opposite to those in (2.2) are cofinal. Proof. We first show that the functor opposite to is cofinal. f {S 1 S 1, S 1 n Sch aff } Both categories in question are filtered: the above categories (before passing to the opposite) admit fiber products. Hence, it is enough to show that for any S 1 S 1 with S 1 n Sch aff, there exists an object of f such that the map S 1 S 1 factors as S 1 S 1 S 1. For n = 0 this a standard fact in classical algebraic geometry, and for general n, it follows by induction using deformation theory (specifically, [Chapter III.1, Proposition 5.4.2(b)]). To prove the assertion concerning f {S 2 S 2, S 2 n Sch aff }, we note that the corresponding fact holds for n = 0, i.e., in classical algebraic geometry. Consider the following diagram f cl f {S 2 S 2, S 2 n Sch aff } { cl S 2 S 2,0, S 2,0 cl Sch aff }. By Lemma 2.1.5, this is a pullback diagram. In addition, the bottom horizontal arrow is a Cartesian fibration. Hence, the cofinality of the functor opposite to the right vertical arrow implies the corresponding fact for the le vertical arrow. Remark An assertion parallel to Lemma remains valid if we replace the word étale by ppf, but the proof is more involved.

25 BASICS OF DAG Let Y be an object of n NearStk l, and let Y be its le Kan extension to an object of n PreStk. Let f : S 1 S 2 be an étale cover. To prove Proposition 2.7.7, we need to check that the map (2.3) Y(S 2 ) Tot(Y(S 1/S 2 )) is an isomorphism. For S n Sch aff, the value of Y on S is calculated as colim S S Y (S ), where the colimit is taken over the category opposite to ( n Sch aff ) S/. Recall that according to Theorem 1.5.3(b), the above category is filtered. This implies that if Y is k-truncated, then so is Y. Hence, we can replace Tot in (2.3), which is a limit in Spc over the index category, by the corresponding limit, denoted Tot k, in the category Spc k, over the index category k of finite ordered sets of cardinality k We rewrite the le-hand side in (2.3) as colim Y (S 2). S 2 S 2,S 2 n Sch aff Applying Lemma for the functor, we rewrite the right-hand side in (2.3) as ) Tot (colim k (f ) Y(S op 1 /S 2). The category (f ) op is filtered, as it contains push-outs. Since Tot k is a finite limit, we can commute the limit and the colimit in the above expression, and therefore rewrite it as ( ) colim Tot k (Y(S (f ) op 1 /S 2)). By the descent condition for Y, the latter expression is isomorphic to colim (f ) op Y(S 2). Applying Lemma for the functor, we obtain that as required Stacks locally almost of finite type. colim (f ) Y(S 2) colim Y (S 2), op S 2 S 2,S 2 n Sch aff Recall the full subcategory PreStk la PreStk. In this subsection we will perceive it as the category ( ) Funct ( < Sch aff ) op, Spc, see Proposition Consider the étale topology on the category < Sch aff. Thus, we obtain a localization of PreStk la that we denote NearStk la. Let us denote by L la the corresponding localization functor PreStk la NearStk la PreStk la.

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