For a smooth and proper variety over a finite field the reciprocity map is injective with dense image. For a proper simple normal crossing variety this is no longer true in general. In this paper we give a discription of the kernel and cokernel of the reciprocity map in terms of homology groups of a complex filled with descent data using an algebraic Seifert-van-Kampen theorem. Furthermore, we give a new criterion for the injectivity of the reciprocity map for proper simple normal crossing varieties over finite fields.
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Patrick Forré, The Kernel of the Reciprocity Map of Simple Normal Crossing Varieties over Finite Fields. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 48 (2012), no. 4, pp. 919–936DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/91