A branch of algebraic topology concerning the study of cocycles and coboundaries. It is in some sense a dual theory to homology theory. This tag can be further specialized by using it in conjunction with the tags group-cohomology, etale-cohomology, sheaf-cohomology, galois-cohomology, ...

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torsion part of the cohomology module of configuration spaces of manifolds

Let $M$ be a manifold and $C_n(M)$ the $n$-th unordered configuration space consisting of unordered $n$-tuples of distinct points in $M$. The mod $p$ homology module, $p$ prime, and the rational ...
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Equivariant Cohomology of flag varieties

Let $G$ be a simple simply connected algebraic group and $T$ be a maximal torus in $G$. Let $B$ be a Borel containing $T$ and $N(T)/T$ be the Weyl group. We have nice actions of $T$ and $W$ on the ...
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Stiefel-Whitney classes of tensor product $\xi^m \otimes \eta^n$, computation

Let $\xi^m$ and $\eta^n$ be vector bundles over a paracompact base space. Where can I find a reference to the Stiefel-Whitney classes of the tensor product $\xi^m \otimes \eta^n$ being computed as ...
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Testing the vanishing of cohomology fiberwise for a proper morphism from an Artin stack

Let $S$ be a Noetherian scheme, let $f\colon\mathscr{X} \rightarrow S$ be a proper morphism with $\mathscr{X}$ an algebraic stack, and let $\mathscr{F}$ be an $S$-flat coherent sheaf on $\mathscr{X}$. ...
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When can a 2-cocycle on a subgroup can be extended?

This question is based on a question when is the restriction $H^2(G,\mathbb{C}^*)\to H^2(K,\mathbb{C}^*)$ surjective? I am asking this as a new question as I already asked that user but got no ...
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Duistermaat-Heckman integral formula on compact manifold with boundary

Let a compact Lie group $G$ acts on a closed symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$. If the action is Hamiltonian with $\mu$ the moment map, then the integral $$\int_M e^{i\mu (X)+\omega}$$ is equal to the ...
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Commutator 2-forms on Lie groups

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group and $\mathfrak g$ its Lie algebra. For any $f$ in the dual space $\mathfrak g^*$, we can define a skew-symmetric bi-linear form on $\mathfrak g$ by $(A,B)\mapsto ...
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A conjecture of Cheeger about intersection cohomology and $L^2$- cohomology

Let $X$ be a projective variety and let $D$ be a simple normal crossings divisor on $X$ Does $$IH^*(X;\mathbb C)\cong H_{(2)}^*(X\setminus D;\mathbb C)$$ hold true for each Kähler metric ...
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Non-vanishing of a higher direct image

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a small birational morphism between threefolds. Assume $X$ has terminal singularities and the relative Picard of $f$ is $1$. Suppose the exceptional locus of $f$ is a curve $C$, and ...
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How to claculate the $T$-stable subgroup of second cohomology group

Let $G=\langle x,y,z,w \mid [y,x]=w^p=z, x^{p^2}=y^p=z^p=1 \rangle$ be a group, where $[u,v]=u^{-1}v^{-1}uv$, $p$ is a prime and the commutator which do not appear is 1. Let $N=\langle y,w \rangle ...
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Exterior product in relative cohomology

Let us consider two pair of spaces $(X, A)$ and $(Y, B)$. We set $(X, A) \wedge (Y, B) := (X \times Y, (X \times B) \cup (A \times Y))$. Given a cohomology theory $h^{\bullet}$, we can define a ...
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Vector bundle $L$ admits connection if and only if degree of every direct summand of $L$ divisible by $\text{char}\,k$, intuition

Consider the following theorem of Atiyah. Let $X$ be a connected smooth projective curve over an algebraically closed field $k$. Then a vector bundle $L$ on $X$ admits a connection if and only if ...
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Bockstein cohomology

There is a notion of Bockstein homomorphism $\beta$. I am interested precisly in the case of sequence $$0 \rightarrow \mathbb{Z}/p \mathbb{Z} \rightarrow \mathbb{Z}/p^2 \mathbb{Z} \rightarrow ...
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When can the restriction map be zero or onto?

Let $G$ be a finite $p$ group of order $p^n$ and $N$ be a subgroup of $G$ of index $p$. Let $res:H^2(G,A) \rightarrow H^2(N,A)$ be the restriction map on cohomology, where $A$ is a trivial $G$ module. ...
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In which category does Illusies derived deRham complex live?

In "Complexe cotangent et déformations II", Illusie introduces the derived deRham complex as the pro-completion of the total complex associated to the double complex $$\Omega_{P_j^A(B)/A}^i$$ where ...
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Mathematics of Chiral Rings

Let $A$ be a graded vector space, and suppose that two commuting differentials $d_1$ and $d_2$ of degree +1 act on $A$, such that $A$ equipped with either is a chain complex. We now construct $C(A)$, ...
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Galois cohomologies of an elliptic curve

I asked this question at math stackexchange but did not get any answer and I was suggested to post the question here. I am studying basic theory of elliptic curves. I encountered Galois cohomology. ...
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A converse to Whitehead's Second Lemma (and more)

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$ and let $\mathfrak{h}$ be a finite dimensional $k$-Lie algebra. I'm interested in knowing which (Lie algebraic) properties $\mathfrak{h}$ ...
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Multiplicative cohomology theories and smash products

In his student guide on page 154, Adams gives a construction of products for cohomology using "pairings" of spectra (now known as maps from $E\wedge E\to E$). But then he says However, G. W. ...
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Homology of product of two groups [duplicate]

There is well known formula for the homology of product of two groups with coefficient in integers, that is $0 \rightarrow \oplus_{p+q=n}H_p(G,\mathbb{Z}) \otimes H_q(H,\mathbb{Z}) \rightarrow H_n(G ...
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T-equivariant cohomology of flag variety

Let $X=G/B$ , where $G=GL_n(\mathbb{C}^n)$ and $B$ be the upper triangular matrices. I am curoius about the structure of $H^*_T(G/B)$ which I consider as a $H_T^*(pt)$-module. If we just consider ...
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Schubert Calculus for the Full Flags

Almost all introductory texts on Schubert calculus discuss the Grassmannian case only. Does there exist a nice discussion of the full flag manifold case $SU(N)/T^{N-1}$? A low dimensional example ...
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Graded Hopf algebras and H-spaces

Let $k$ denote an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$. Suppose $K=\bigoplus_{i\geq 0}K(i)$ is a Hopf $k$-algebra which admits a connected Hopf-grading (that is, a grading which is both ...
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geometric conditions on maps between manifolds inducing monomorphisms on cohomology

Let $M,N$ be manifolds whose dimensions may be different. Let $f: M\longrightarrow N$ be a smooth map. What geometric conditions on $f$ can we impose such that the induced homomorphism $$ f^*: ...
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positions of regular cubes in Euclidean space with all its vertices without distinction

Let $P$ be the standard regular cube, centered at the origin of $\mathbb{R}^3$ with all its vertices on the unit sphere. If the vertices are labelled by $1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8$, then the collection of ...
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references for Stiefel-Whitney class of Stiefel manifolds and Grassmannians

Let $M$ be a manifold. The total Stiefel-Whitney class of $M$ is defined to be the Stiefel-Whitney class of the tangent bundle $TM$ $$ w(M)=1+w_1(TM)+w_2(TM)+\cdots $$ I want to find references for $$ ...
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Why should curves be two-dimensional?

In Weil cohomology, a nice curve has cohomology up to degree 2, or more generally a nice $n$-dimensional variety has cohomology up to degree $2n$. I know that this was motivated at least in part by a ...
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mod p cohomology ring of alternating groups

Let $A_n$ be the alternating group of $\{1,2,\cdots,n\}$. (1). What is the cohomology ring $$ H^*(A_4;\mathbb{Z}/3) $$ and its Steenrod operation $P^i$'s? (2). Are there general results about the ...
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Geometric interpretation of the conjugation operation in the dual Steenrod algebra

As the dual mod 2 Steenrod algebra, $A$, is a Hopf algebra, it has the conjugation operation, $\chi:A\to A$. Milnor also gives a formula for this. I wonder if there is any source telling about a ...
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positions of a methane molecule with carbon atom at the origin

Let $\text{CH}_4$ be the molecule of Methane: The four hydrogen atoms form vertices of a regular tetrahedron with the carbon atom in the center of the regular tetrahedron. Here we regard all atoms ...
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What is the formula for the homology class represented by the diagonal?

Let $M$ be a compact oriented manifold and $\{\mu_{i}\}$ a basis for the homology $H_*(M, \mathbb{Z})$ (we are ignoring any torsion). Now consider the diagonal $\Delta_{M}$ inside $M\times M$. ...
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Stiefel-Whitney class of fibre bundles

Let $F,E,B$ be manifolds (we may assume them to be compact, without boundary if necessary) and $$F\to E\to B$$ be a fibre bundle. Suppose $$w(F), w(B),$$ the Stiefel-Whitney class of $F$ and $B$, are ...
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configuration space of Riemannian manifolds with a parameter on the distance of distinct points

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold. For any $\epsilon\geq 0$, we define the $k$-th ($k=1,2,\cdots$) "$\epsilon$-configuration space" as $$ F(M,k,\epsilon)=\{(x_1,\cdots,x_k)\in M^k\mid d(x_i, ...
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Brauer group of a rational variety

This is a follow-up question to this question. There and here $X$ is a normal projective rational surface over $\mathbb{C}$ with finitely generated divisor class group $\text{Cl}(X)$. My question is: ...
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Examples of Stiefel-Whitney classes of manifolds

Let $M$ by an compact, connected $n$-dimensional manifold without boundary. Are there any other computable examples of the Stiefel-Whitney class $w(M)$ except for $M=S^m, \mathbb{R}P^m,\mathbb{C}P^m, ...
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cohomology ring of stable configuration spaces

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold without boundary. Distinct $k$-points $x_1,\cdots,x_k\in M$ are called stable if the potential energy given by coulomb forces among $k$ electrons reaches ...
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Kunneth formula of Cartesian product modulo orders of coordinates

Let $X$ be a topological space and $F$ a field. Let the $n$-th permutation group $\Sigma_n$ act on $$ \prod_n X $$ by $$ \sigma(x_1,\cdots,x_n)=(x_{\sigma(1)},\cdots,x_{\sigma(n)}), \sigma\in ...
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Is the “inverse” (i.e., the “cohomological”) numeration for singular (i.e., $H\mathbb{Z}$-)homology of spectra “acceptable”? [closed]

I have recently realized that in one of my (published) papers I have used the "inverse" numeration for the $H\mathbb{Z}$-homology of the objects of the stable homotopy category (so, if we consider ...
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cohomology ring of the fundamental group of unordered configuration space

From the lecture notes INTRODUCTION TO CONFIGURATION SPACES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS, p. 18, I find: Os it possible to derive the cohomology ring $H^*(Conf(S,k)/\Sigma_k;\mathbb{Z}_2)$ from the above ...
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Possible Betti numbers of smooth complex varieties

Given a smooth projective complex variety $X$ of dimension $n$, there are various restrictions on its sequence of Betti numbers $b_0, b_1, ..., b_{2n}$. Of course, $b_0=b_{2n}=1$ and $b_i=b_{2n-i}$ by ...
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generalized universal coefficient sequence

Take the familiar Universal Coefficient Theorem for ordinary homology with $\mathbb{Z}$-coefficients and ordinary cohomology with coefficients in some abelian group $A$:$$0\rightarrow ...
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cohomology of iterated loop space on spheres

In the book The homology of iterated loop spaces, the homology Hopf algebra (1) $$ H_*(\Omega^n \Sigma^n X;\mathbb{Z}_p) $$ for primes $p\geq 2$ is obtained on p. 226, Thm. 3.2. In particular, the ...
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Integral cohomology ring of K(Z,3)

Computing the cohomology of Eilenberg Maclane spaces is a feasible but difficult problem in algebraic topology. The general answer is quite complicated (see the MO answer and the reference therein ...
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Injective model structure on sheaves of bounded complexes of $A$-modules

The following might be very well known for people who works with model categories, but I do not find the answer. Let $A$-be a ring. Denote $\mathbf{Ch}_+(A)$ the category of positive degree cochain ...
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cup product and Steenrod operations in Serre spectral sequence

Let $F\to E\to B$ be a fibration with $B$ simply-connected. Suppose all differentials in the cohomology Serre spectral sequence (corresponding to the above fibration) are zero maps. Then as a graded ...
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Schubert calculus and Pieri's formula

In the lecture notes Grassmannians: the first example of a moduli space. MIT Open Course Ware. page 7: Are there any formal publications (books/papers) where I can find the formula?
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group completion theorem of homology as Hopf algebras

Let $M$ be a topological monoid with product $\mu$. Then $H_*(M)$ is a Hopf algebra with product $\mu_*$ and coproduct $\Delta_*$. The group-completion theorem by McDuff-Segal, 1976 gives that as a ...
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Crossed homomorphisms between power series groups

Consider the group $\mathbb{C}[[z]]_1$ of the power series of the form $a_1 z + a_2 z^2 + \cdots$, with $a_1\neq 0$, under the operation of composition, and $\mathbb{C}[[z]]$ as a ...
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Steenrod operations on cohomology of grassmannians

Let $G_k(\mathbb{R}^n)$, $n\geq k$ and $G_k(\mathbb{R}^\infty)$ be the finite-dimensional and infinite-dimensional grassmannians respectively. Their cohomology rings are expressed in terms of ...
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When is the Thom class the Poincare dual of the zero section?

As the title suggests, when is the Thom class the Poincare dual of the zero section? For starters, it's true for the normal bundle of an immersion...