Grothendieck Trace Formula

(Theorems In Algebraic Geometry)

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What is Grothendieck trace formula?

In algebraic geometry, the Grothendieck trace formula expresses the number of points of a variety over a finite field in terms of the trace of the Frobenius endomorphism on its cohomology groups. There are several generalizations: the Frobenius endomorphism can be replaced by a more general endomorphism, in which case the points over a finite field are replaced by its fixed points, and there is also a more general version for a sheaf over the variety, where the cohomology groups are replaced by cohomology with coefficients in the sheaf. The Grothendieck trace formula is an analogue in algebraic geometry of the Lefschetz fixed-point theorem in algebraic topology. One application of the Grothendieck trace formula is to express the zeta function of a variety over a finite field, or more generally the L-series of a sheaf, as a sum over traces of Frobenius on cohomology groups. This is one of the steps used in the proof of the Weil conjectures. Behrend's trace formula generalizes the formula to algebraic stacks.

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theorems in algebraic geometry

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Grothendieck-Lefschetz trace formulaGrothendieck–Lefschetz trace formulaGrothendieck's trace formula

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Grothendiecks spårformel (sv)

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