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Homology of the fixed points of the singular complex of a G-space

I posted the following to stackexchange a while ago [1], without any answers. Maybe the question is too unmotivated, but it seems very natural to me. Suppose $X$ is a topological space and $G$ a ...
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Can group cohomology be used to study fiber bundles?

Is (non-abelian) cohomology used to study vector and principal bundles? Can you give me a text or an article? For example: Consider a vector bundle $E$ with fiber $V$ and base manifold $M$. Consider ...
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Relative flasqueness?

It is known that a flasque sheaf on a topological space has trivial cohomology. Suppose that we are in a relative situation of a smooth fibration $\pi: X \to S$ and $F$ is a sheaf on $X$. Is there ...
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A question about the universal coefficients theorems

This seemingly simple question stands unanswered on math.stackexchange.com for a couple of days (http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/680211/a-question-about-the-universal-coefficient-theorem), so ...
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Singular chains generated by manifolds with corners — does it really work?

Usually we define singular homology via the complex of singular chains: $$C_\ast(X)=\bigoplus_{n\geq 0}\mathbb Z\langle\sigma:\Delta^n\to X\rangle$$ where the right hand side denotes the free abelian ...
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Non-vanishing $\mathrm{lim}^1$-term for the cohomology of a CW-complex

Let $h$ be an additive cohomology theory. If we want to compute $h^*(X)$ for an infinite CW-complex $X$, a standard method is to use the Milnor sequence $$ 0 \to \mathrm{lim}^1_k h^{n-1}(X^{(k)}) \to ...
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origin of spectral sequences in algebraic topology

I have the following somewhat vague question. I am not sure if it is appropriate for this forum, please feel free to close (or migrate to stackexchange). I have been "brought up" as an algebraic ...
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Tensor product of d.g-algebras

I'd like to prove that the tensor product functor $- \otimes Y$, where $Y$ is a d.g-algebra over a field of characteristic 0, preserves finite products of d.g-algebras. This statement is in a paper by ...
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What is the “higher version” of chain homotopy in singular homology?

In basic algebraic topology, we know the following well-known chain homotopy theorem: Let $X$ be a topological space and $I=[0,1]$ be the unit interval. Let $S_*(X)$ and $S_*(X\times I)$ be the ...
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Is there a practical criterion to determine whether the limit of a diagram of real chain complexes is also a homotopy limit?

Consider a diagram D: I→ChR of real connective chain complexes. In the example I have in mind all chain complexes are concentrated in some fixed degree n. There is a canonical map lim D → holim D ...
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Bar construction vs. twisted tensor product

One may study the cohomology of a space $E$ expressed as a homotopy pullback of $X$ and $Y$ over $Z$ using either the Eilenberg-Moore spectral sequence or the Serre spectral sequence for the fibration ...
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Hochschild homology of a tensor algebra modulo a two-sided ideal

Let $V$ is a module over a field $k$, and $A=T(V)$ the tensor algebra generated by $V$. The Hochschild homology $HH_*(A)$ has been determined by Loday and Quillen in their paper "Cyclic homology and ...
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What is known about this short exact sequence in Lie algebra cohomology?

In its most general form, I look at the following. Let $g$ be a dg Lie algebra and $Z$ be its center. The sequence $ Z \to g \to g/Z $ gives me a short exact $ 0\to C(g,Z) \to C(g,g) \to C(g,g/Z) \to ...
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Homotopy unites of a differential graded algebra

I apologize in advance if the question is too basic. Let $A$ be a differential graded algebra and $H^{0}A$ the 0-cohomology of $A$ (which is an ordinary ring) and $A^0$ is the 0-level of $ A$ . An ...
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A generalization of cochain complex: quasi-cochain complex

It appears that we can generalize cochain complex to quasi-cochain complex, that still allow us to define cohomology. Definition: A quasi-cochain complex is a sequence of commutative monoids $M_n$ ...
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The normalised cochain complex, totalisation and cosimplicial simplicial $R$-modules

Short Version Given a cosimplicial space $X_\bullet$, what is the relationship between (co)chains on the totalisation of $X_\bullet$ and the totalisation of the cosimplicial chain complex obtained by ...
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minimal model of $A_\infty$ structure

Hi all, I am reading about minimal model of $A_\infty$ structure. So far, I find two different ways of the construction, given by Kadeishvili and Kontsevich, Soibelman. 1) The construction of these ...
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Homology of the dg-nerve vs Hochschild homology of the dg-category

Lurie in Higher Algebra, section 1.3 associates a quasi-category to a dg-category A via the so called dg-nerve construction, extending the classical nerve. I have a feeling the homology of the ...
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Lyndon-Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence and cup products

First here is my setup: Let $W$ be some group, and $C$ a normal subgroup of finite index, and let $W/C=G$. Now let $L$ be a a $G$-module on which $C$ acts trivially, so in particular we get on action ...
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Resolutions chain homotopic to projective ones

Motivation. In my research I have a situation where a monoid $M$ is acting by nice cellular maps on a contractible cell complex and so the augmented chain complex is a resolution of the trivial module ...
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Coequalizer in category of dg-algebras

It is known that there is a model structure on category of dg algebras (non-commutative over arbitrary commutative ring). In particular it is complete and co-complete category. My question is how to ...
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Stratifications and Cohomology Computations

I am interested in references and suggestions concerning the use of stratifications in topology to inductively compute topological invariants. I would appreciate a fairly introductory reference on the ...
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H^d[U(1)^n,U(1)] of the Borel cohomology and Chern-Simons theory

Firstly I apologize that I am a physicist, with a relatively unrigorous math training. My approach of the problem can be Feynman style. Below $Z$ is the integer $\mathbb{Z}$, and $U(1)$ Abelian group ...
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Mayer-Vietoris sequence in homology with local coefficients

Background. I'm trying to compute some homology groups using a Mayer-Vietoris argument, but I really need local coefficients. Question 1. What does the Mayer-Vietoris sequence look like when using ...
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Analogue of cyclic homology for e_n-algebras?

Cyclic homology may be defined as the primitive part (with respect to a natural product) of the homology of the Lie algebra associated with the "stabilization" of an associative algebra $A$. Here the ...
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Serre Spectral Sequence of Representations

Suppose that $G$ is a group acting on a fibre bundle $(F,E,B)$ by bundle automorphisms. In this case, the action automorphisms $E\to E$ give the integral homology $H_\ast(E;\mathbb{Z})$ the structure ...
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Algebraic Morse theory

In 2005, prof. Emil Skoldberg developed a theory, similar to Forman's Discrete Morse Theory, but suited for arbitrary based chain complexes, in his Morse Theory from an algebraic viewpoint. I'm going ...
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A lost lemma about periodicity in a grid of long exact sequences?

This is a question about finding references and hopefully a larger context for a lemma in homological algebra I proved recently. The motivation is to understand properties of characteristic classes of ...
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Homology of classifying space of spin group BSpin(n)

While dealing with $BO(n)$, $BSO(n)$ and $BSpin(n)$ with the universal coefficient theorem and Künneth formula, I came to have the following question: The universal coefficient says $H^n(X;M)\cong ...
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Exceptional collections of objects in topological triangulated categories?

People often consider exceptional sets of objects (i.e. collections of objects satisfying certain strong orthogonality conditions: $Ext^{l}(P_i,P_j)$ should be zero for $l\neq 0$ + something else) in ...
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If a t-truncation of the unit object in a stable homotopy category is a ring object up to homotopy, can it be lifted to a ring spectrum? What about the Postnikov t-truncations of the sphere spectrum?

Let $S$ be the unit object in a monoidal stable homotopy category $SH$ (we demand that the multiplication $S\times S\to S$ is commutative and associative on the level of spectra, and not just up to ...
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Interesting examples of a 4-torsion X in a triangulated category such that $2 End(X/2X)\neq 0$?

It is well-known that for the sphere spectrum $S$ in the ('topological') stable homotopy category the object $S/2S$ i.e. the cone of $S\stackrel{\times 2}{\to}S$, is not $2$-torsion. So I wonder ...
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References for Eilenberg-Zilber shuffle product

Most of the treatments I can find in the literature for the Eilenberg-Zilber shuffle product approach it from the point of view of simplicial sets (including the original Eilenberg-MacLane paper). I ...
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homotopy pullbacks of tensor product chain complexes (towards Kunneth formula in diff cohomology)

I have editted this question from the previous version which did not obtain much attention. Suppose I have two diagrams of chain complexes: $A^* \rightarrow C^* \leftarrow B^*$ $\tilde{A}^* ...
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On the difference between a projective chain complex and a level-wise projective chain complex

Let R be an associative ring with a unit, and consider the standard projective model structure of non-negatively graded (left) R-module, $Ch_R$. A map $f:M\to N$ in $Ch_R$ is a weak equivalence if it ...
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finite complex with non-finitely generated homology with local coefficients

I am looking for an explicit example, if one exists, of a (pointed) finite connected CW-complex $X$ such that some homology group with local coefficients $H_n(X,{\mathbb Z}[\pi_1 X])$ is not a ...
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Cosheaf homology and a theorem of Beilinson (in a paper on Mixed Tate Motives)

I'm trying to understand the proof of Theorem 4.1 in the paper Multiple Polylogarithms and Mixed Tate Motives by AB Goncharov (http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0103059v4.pdf). In it, the author uses cosheaf ...
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Existence of a chain map lifting the identity; Alexander-Whitney/Eilenberg-Zilber maps

Some preliminary definitions: Let $\Pi = \langle \alpha | \alpha^2 = 1\rangle$ be the cyclic group of order $2$ and let $\mathbb{Z}\Pi$ denote the group ring of $\Pi$ over $\mathbb{Z}$. Embed $\Pi$ ...
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Two-point desuspension for augmented chain complexes?

Let $X$ be a chain complex augmented over $\mathbf{Z}$ with augmentation $\varepsilon_X:X_0 \to \mathbf{Z}$. We define $[1](X)$ to be the $\mathbf{Z}$-augmented chain complex such that $[1](X)_0 = ...
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Spectral sequences in Hypercohomology of sheaves (For a complex of acyclic sheaves) - Follow-up to previous question

Alright, this is a follow-up to my previous question (Spectral sequences in Hypercohomology of sheaves), sorry I took so long to reply. Let $X$ be a topological space, let $F^\bullet$ be a cochain ...
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Solid Rings and Tor

A solid ring is a ring $R$ such that the multiplication $R\otimes_{\mathbb{Z}} R \to R$ is an isomorphism. These were classified by Bousfield and Kan; they are subrings of $R\subseteq\mathbb{Q}$, ...
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Spectral sequences in Hypercohomology of sheaves

Alright, here I go again, don't know if I'm missing something here but let $X$ be a topological space and let $F^{\bullet}$ be a cochain complex of sheaves, I want to compute the cohomology of this ...
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Hypercohomology of a complex of sheaves that might be acyclic (or might not)

Back again, check this out, let $X$ be a topological space and let $F^{\bullet}$ be a cochain complex of sheaves, I'm trying to compute the cohomology of the complex of global sections of the sheaves ...
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Where can I find a proof of the de Rham-Weil theorem?

Where can I find a proof of the de Rham-Weil theorem? Does anyone know?
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Calculating Mayer-Vietoris efficiently

This is a question whose motivation and framing seem to involve a lot of topology, but which I suspect comes down to some simple and standard combinatorics that's probably recorded in a book ...
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Is the pairing between contours and functions perfect (modulo the kernel given by Stokes' theorem)?

Let $s: \mathbb C^n \to \mathbb C$ be a homogeneous degree-$d$ polynomial which is nonsingular (in the sense that the hypersurface it defines in $\mathbb{CP}^{n-1}$ is smooth; equivalently the ...
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flat maps of monoids which are not localizations

It is well known that a localization $S^{-1}R$ of a commutative ring $R$ is flat as a $R$-module. Rather, I am looking for extensions of rings which share certain properties of localizations, like ...
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Homology theory constructed in a homotopy-invariant way

Singular homology sends homotopic morphisms on equal morphisms and weakly equivalent spaces on isomorphic objects. So singular homology is in fact defined on the homotopy category of topological ...
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A model structure on the category of “dualizing maps”

Let $C$ be the category with objects being maps $h:M\to A$ where $A$ is a commutative graded $\mathbb{Q}$-algebra (cdga), $M$ is a differential graded (dg) $A$-module and $h$ is an $A$-dg-module map, ...
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Constructible sheaves and dg-modules

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, $A_M$ the de Rham algebra of $M$, $D_{A_M}$ the derived category of the category of differential graded (dg) $A_M$-modules and $D^+_c(M)$ the bounded below constructible ...