with values in a sheaf of Abelian groups
A cohomology theory with values in a sheaf and with supports contained in a given subset. Let be a topological space, a sheaf of Abelian groups on and a locally closed subset of , that is, a closed subset of some subset open in . Then denotes the subgroup of consisting of the sections of the sheaf with supports in . If is fixed, then the correspondence defines a left-exact functor from the category of sheaves of Abelian groups on into the category of Abelian groups. The value of the corresponding -th right derived functor on is denoted by and is called the -th local cohomology group of with values in , with respect to . One has
Let be the sheaf on corresponding to the pre-sheaf that associates with any open subset the group . The correspondence is a left-exact functor from the category of sheaves of Abelian groups on into itself. The value of its -th right derived functor on is denoted by and is called the -th local cohomology sheaf of with respect to . The sheaf is associated with the pre-sheaf that associates with an open subset the group .
Let be a locally closed subset of , a closed subset of and ; then there are the following exact sequences:
If is the whole of and is a closed subset of , then the sequence (2) gives the exact sequence
and the system of isomorphisms
The sheaves are called the -th gap sheaves of and have important applications in questions concerning the extension of sections and cohomology classes of , defined on , to the whole of (see ).
If is a locally Noetherian scheme, is a quasi-coherent sheaf on and is a closed subscheme of , then are quasi-coherent sheaves on . If is a coherent sheaf of ideals on that specifies the subscheme , then one has the isomorphisms
Let be a locally Noetherian scheme or a complex-analytic space, a locally closed subscheme or analytic subspace of , a coherent sheaf of -modules, and a coherent sheaf of ideals that specifies . Let
where is the maximal length of a sequence of elements of that is regular for , or if . Then the equality for is equivalent to the condition . Let (where is the maximal ideal of the ring ) and let . If is a complex-analytic space or an algebraic variety, then all sets are analytic or algebraic, respectively. If is a coherent sheaf on and is an analytic subspace or subvariety, respectively, then coherence of the sheaves for is equivalent to the condition
for any integer .
In terms of local cohomology one can define hyperfunctions, which have important applications in the theory of partial differential equations . Let be an open subset of , which is naturally imbedded in . Then for . The pre-sheaf on defines a flabby sheaf, called the sheaf of hyperfunctions.
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See also Hyperfunction for the sheaf of hyperfunctions.
For an ideal in a commutative ring with unit element the local cohomology can be described as follows. Let be the set of prime ideals in containing . For an -module the submodule is defined as . Thus,
is a covariant, left-exact, -linear functor from the category of -modules into itself. Its derived functors are the local cohomology functors (of with respect to (or )). These cohomology functors can be explicitly calculated using Koszul complexes, cf. Koszul complex.
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