Difference between revisions of "Normal analytic space"

An analytic space the local rings of all points of which are normal, that is, are integrally-closed integral domains. A point $x$ of an analytic space $X$ is said to be normal (one also says that $X$ is normal at $x$) if the local ring ${\mathcal O} _ {X,x}$ is normal. In a neighbourhood of such a point the space has a reduced and irreducible model. Every simple (non-singular) point is normal. The simplest example of a normal analytic space is an analytic manifold.

In what follows the (complete non-discretely normed) ground field $k$ is assumed to be algebraically closed. In this case the most complete results on normal analytic spaces have been obtained (see ) and a normalization theory has been constructed  that gives a natural link between arbitrary reduced analytic spaces and normal analytic spaces. Let $N ( X)$ be the set of points of an analytic space $X$ that are not normal and let $S ( X)$ be the set of singular points of $X$( cf. Singular point). Then:

1) $N ( X)$ and $S ( X)$ are closed analytic subspaces of $X$, and $N ( X) \subset S ( X)$;

2) for $x \in X \setminus N ( X)$,

$$\mathop{\rm dim} _ {x} S ( X) \leq \mathop{\rm dim} _ {x} X - 2$$

(that is, a normal analytic space is smooth in codimension 1);

3) if $X$ is a complete intersection at $x$ and if the above inequality holds, then $X$ is normal at that point.

A normalization of a reduced analytic space $X$ is a pair $( \widetilde{X} , v)$, where $\widetilde{X}$ is a normal analytic space and $v: \widetilde{X} \rightarrow X$ is a finite surjective analytic mapping inducing an isomorphism of the open sets

$$\widetilde{X} \setminus v ^ {-} 1 ( N ( X)) \rightarrow X \setminus N ( X).$$

The normalization is uniquely determined up to an isomorphism, that is, if $( \widetilde{X} _ {1} , v _ {1} )$ and $( \widetilde{X} _ {2} , v _ {2} )$ are two normalizations,

$$then there exists a unique analytic isomorphism  \phi : \widetilde{X} _ {1} \rightarrow \widetilde{X} _ {2}  such that the diagram commutes. The normalization exists and has the following properties. For every point  x \in X  the set of irreducible components of  X  at  x  is in one-to-one correspondence with  v ^ {-} 1 ( x) . The fibre at  x \in X  of the direct image  v _ {*} ( {\mathcal O} _ {\widetilde{X} } )  of the structure sheaf  {\mathcal O} _ {\widetilde{X} }  is naturally isomorphic to the integral closure of the ring  {\mathcal O} _ {X,x}  in its complete ring of fractions. The concept of a normal analytic space over  \mathbf C  can be introduced in terms of analytic continuation of holomorphic functions [[#References|]]. Namely, a reduced complex space is normal if and only if Riemann's first theorem on the removal of singularities holds for it: If  U \subset X  is an open subset and  A \subset U  is a closed analytic subset not containing irreducible components of  U , then any function that is holomorphic on  U \setminus A  and locally bounded on  U  has a unique analytic continuation to a holomorphic function on  U . For normal complex spaces Riemann's second theorem on the removal of singularities also holds: If  \mathop{\rm codim} _ {x} A \geq 2  at every point  x \in A , then the analytic continuation in question is possible without the requirement that the function is bounded. A reduced complex space  X  is normal if and only if for every open set  U \subset X  the restriction mapping of holomorphic functions$$ \Gamma ( U, {\mathcal O} _ {X} ) \rightarrow \ \Gamma ( U \setminus S ( X), {\mathcal O} _ {X} ) 

is bijective. The property of being normal can also be phrased in the language of local cohomology — it is equivalent to $H _ {S ( X) } ^ {1} {\mathcal O} _ {X} = 0$( see ). For any reduced complex space $X$ one can define the sheaf ${\mathcal O} tilde _ {X}$ of rings of germs of weakly holomorphic functions, that is, functions satisfying the conditions of Riemann's first theorem. It turns out that the ring ${\mathcal O} tilde _ {X,x}$ is finite as an ${\mathcal O} _ {X,x}$- module and equal to the integral closure of ${\mathcal O} _ {X,x}$ in its complete ring of fractions. In other words, ${\mathcal O} tilde _ {X} = v _ {*} ( {\mathcal O} _ {\widetilde{X} } )$, where $v: \widetilde{X} \rightarrow X$ is the normalization mapping.

A normal complex space can also be characterized in the following manner: A complex space is normal if and only if every point of it has a neighbourhood that admits an analytic covering onto a domain of $\mathbf C ^ {n}$( see , ).

A reduced complex space $X$ is a Stein space if and only if its normalization $\widetilde{X}$ has this property (see ). To normal complex spaces one can extend the concept of a Hodge metric (see Kähler metric). Kodaira's projective imbedding theorem  carries over to compact normal spaces with such a metric.

In algebraic geometry one examines analogues of normal analytic spaces: normal algebraic varieties (see Normal scheme). For algebraic varieties over a complete non-discretely normed field the two concepts are the same (see , ).

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Normal analytic space. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Normal_analytic_space&oldid=23913
This article was adapted from an original article by D.N. Akhiezer (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article