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Is a inverse limit of indecomposable again indecomposable?

In truth, I do not need in the general case. Let $R$ be a ring (associative, with unit element) and let $\mathrm{Comp}(R)$ the category of complexes over $\mathrm{Mod}\ R$. If $\mathbb{N}$ is the ...
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Sign problem for the shift functor on DG modules

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a Differential graded $k$ category, where $k$ is a commutative ring. I want to extend the shift functor $[1]$ on chain complexes to dg modules over $\mathcal{A}$. Now a right dg ...
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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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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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1answer
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Brutal truncation of indecomposable complexes

Let $P^{\bullet} = (P^i, d^i)_{i\leq 0}$ be an indecomposable object in category of complexes bounded above, where each $P_i$ is a finitely generated projective module over an finite dimensional ...
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Is it possible to take “limits up to homotopy”?

Before I begin, an apology: it's been a while since I've done much analysis, so I might be misusing (or just missing) terminology. I have a chain complex $(V_\bullet,\partial)$ of topological vector ...
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Cisinski-Deglise model structure on chain complexes

Let $\newcommand{\A}{\mathscr{A}}\A$ be a grothendieck abelian category. In their paper "Local and stable homological algebra in grothendieck abelian categories", Cisinski and Déglise define the ...
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Question on resolutions for arbitrary chain complexes.

Consider a $\mathbb{Z}$-graded chain complex $A^{\bullet}$, I know that a bounded below complex is one such that $A^i = 0$ for $i$ sufficiently small, and a bounded above complex is one such that $A^i ...
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Quick question on chain maps and maps induced by truncations.

Let $A^\bullet$ be the complex: $\cdots \rightarrow A^{n-2} \xrightarrow{d^{n-2}} A^{n-1} \xrightarrow{d^{n-1}} A^{n} \xrightarrow{d^{n}} A^{n+1} \xrightarrow{d^{n+1}} A^{n+2} \xrightarrow{d^{n+2}} ...
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Endomomorphisms of Chain Complexes of vector spaces and determinants

Let $C_{\ast} : \cdots \to A_{2} \to A_{1} \to A_{0} \to 0$ be a chain complex of finite dimensional vector spaces over a field $K$. And let $f_{\ast} : C_{\ast} \to C_{\ast}$ and $g_{\ast} : ...
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Resolutions of unbounded complexes and homotopy (co)limits.

I want to understand once and for all what the resolution of an unbounded complex is. I've been trying to read 'Homotopy limits in triangulated categories' by Marcel Bokstedt and Amnon Neeman and ...
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Reference Request: The Categorification of $\mathbb{Z}$ as cochain complexes of vector spaces

Just as the fact that a categorification of $\mathbb{N}$ is the category of finite dimensional vector spaces, a categorification of $\mathbb{Z}$ (in my mind) is the category of bounded cochain ...
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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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Left adjoint of totalization?

There is a functor from bicomplexes to chain complexes sending a bicomplex to its associated total chain complex. Does this functor have a left adjoint, and if so, what is it?
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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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Explicit description of the “simplicial tensor product” of chain complexes

Recall that there is an equivalence of categories (Dold-Kan) $$N:\mathrm{s}\mathbf{Ab}\simeq \operatorname{Ch}_{\geq 0}(\mathbf{Ab}):\Gamma$$ between simplicial abelian groups and (connective) chain ...
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how to make the category of chain complexes into an $\infty$-category

I'd like to have some simple examples of quasi-categories to understand better some concepts and one of the most basic (for me) should be the category of chain complexes. Has anyone ever written down ...
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Extending Reedy dimension to augmented chain complexes of abelian groups

Recall that a normal continuously-graded finite interval is given by a pair $a=([a],f)$ consisting of: 1.) A finite totally ordered set $[a]=[a_0< \dots < a_n]$ 2.) A grading function $f:U[a] ...
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Why chain complexes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Motivating the category of chain complexes Chain complexes (of, say, abelian groups) are fundamental in homological algebra and algebraic geometry. For example, using the ...
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Motivating the category of chain complexes

Let $R$ be a commutative ring. For awhile I have been trying to motivate to myself more fully the definition of and various structures on the category $\text{Ch}(R)$ of chain complexes of $R$-modules ...