Constructible sheaf

In mathematics, a constructible sheaf is a sheaf of abelian groups over some topological space X, such that X is the union of a finite number of locally closed subsets on each of which the sheaf is a twisted constant sheaf. It is a generalization of constructible topology in classical algebraic geometry.

In l-adic cohomology constructible sheaves are defined in a similar way (Deligne 1977, IV.3). A sheaf of abelian groups on a Noetherian scheme is called constructible if the scheme has a finite cover by subschemes on which the sheaf is locally constant constructible (meaning represented by an etale cover). The constructible sheaves form an abelian category.


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