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cohomology of torsion sheaves and nilpotent sheaves

Let $X$ be a scheme and $\mathcal{F}$ be a sheaf on $X$ which is torsion $\mathcal{O}_X-$module (i.e., every local section is annihilated by an element of the ring $\mathcal{O}_X(U)$) or nilpotent ...
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A cohomology computation request.

The short: Let $X= \{(x,y,z) \in \mathbb{C}^* \times \mathbb{C} \times \mathbb{C} \, |\, yz-x\neq 0\}$ Compute $H^*_c(X)$ (say with $\mathbb{C}$-coefficients). The long: Unless I messed something ...
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reference for (co)homology theories

Hi everyone, Every now and then, I find myself dealing with such or such (co)homology theory, and I'm frustrated I don't feel more comfortable around it. I was wondering if someone could recommend a ...
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Voevodsky's 'split standard triple' argument: an explanation; does it work with $Z/nZ$-coefficients?

For varieties over a perfect field (of some characteristic $p$ that could be 0) Voevodsky defines the notion of a 'standard triple' (see ...
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For a finite flat (etale?) morphism $f:Y\to X$, is $f_*1_Y-\deg f . 1_X$ nilpotent in $A^0(X)$, where $A^*$ is the algebraic cobordism?

Let $A^\ast$ be an algebraic oriented cohomology theory (i.e. it is equipped with certain push-forwards for projective morphisms of smooth varieties over the base field $k$; see section 2 of ...
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Connection Transformation Formula; Degree 3 Cech Cohomology

While reading through Brylinski, as in all of my posts, I am trying to understand the following equation: $ g_* \tilde{\theta} = \tilde{\theta} - g^{-1} dg$ Setting I have a principal ...
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spectral sequence for cobordism without leaving smooth category

In Bott & Tu's marvelous book there is a derivation of the spectral sequence for a (smooth) fiber bundle for deRham cohomology done entirely in the realm of the smooth category. Unfortunately, as ...
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Cohomology of a fiber bundle with fiber $H$ and base space $BG$

Are there any general results on the (integral) cohomology of fiber bundle, where the fiber is a compact group $H$ (continuous or discrete) and the base space is the classifying space $BG$ of another ...
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Cohomology Ring of the Flag Manifolds, Cartan Subalgebras, and Weyl Groups

I've recently read the following line in an interesting paper: It is well-known that the cohomology ring of a flag variety $G/B$ is isomorphic to the quotient ring of the ring of polynomial ...
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Why does a homologically trivial cycle have trivial projections?

Let $X$ be a smooth curve over a field. Let $Y$ be the triple product $X \times X \times X$. Let $\gamma$ be a homologically trivial codimension $2$ cycle. In the text [Zhang, p. 76] that I am ...
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How to calculate the equivariant cohomology ring of $P^2$?

It is well known that Kirwan's injection theorem gives an ring injection from $H^{\ast}_T(M)$ to $H^{\ast}_T(M^T)$ which is induced by the inclusion $M^T \to M$, where $T$ is a torus acting on ...
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on variable and primitive cohomology of a hypersurface in a projective space

I have a smooth hypersurface D in $\mathbb{P}^n$: in many books about Hodge theory (as the ones of Voisin and Carlson) they take for granted that the primitive cohomology of D is equal the variable ...
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Vanishing of Ext group

Let $C$ be a cartier divisor on a smooth projective surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$. Then we get the short exact sequence $$0 \to \mathcal{O}_X(-C) \to \mathcal{O}_X(-C_{red}) \to F \to 0$$ for some sheaf ...
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Injective maps on cohomology and Kahler manifolds

Compact Kahler manifolds have the property that surjective maps induce injections on cohomology with coefficents in $\mathbb{Q}$ (That is, if $X,Y$ compact Kahler, then a surjective map $\phi: X ...
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lefschetz theorem for quadrics

Does there exist an analogue of Lefschetz Hyperplane Theorem for cohomology that holds for intersections with (smooth) quadrics?
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Is there any “deep” relation between the localization theorem of equivariant cohomology and the localization theorem of equivariant K-theory

First let's consider equivariant cohomology: if a compact Lie group $G$ acts on a compact manifold $M$. We have the equivariant cohomology $ H_G(M)$ defined as the cohomology of the cochain complex ...
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Steenrod algebra at a prime power

Let $n=p^k$ be a prime power. When $k=1$, the algebra of stable operations in mod $p$ cohomology is the Steenrod algebra $\mathcal{A}_p$. It has a nice description in terms of generators and ...
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Hyper(co)homology of exact (acyclic) complexes

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an abelican category with enough injectives, let $K^\bullet \in Kom^+(\mathcal{A})$ be a complex, where $Kom^+(\mathcal{A})$ is the category of cochain complexes over ...
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Effective Serre Vanishing

Suppose that $X = \mathbb{P}^n_k$ and $G$ is a coherent sheaf on $X$. Question: Is there a way to determine some integer $n_0$ such that $H^1(X, G \otimes O_X(n)) = 0$ for all $n \geq n_0$? ...
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Wanted: Odd-dimensional integral cohomology class whose square is nonzero

Does anyone know of a nice simple example of a space $X$ with an odd-dimensional integral cohomology class $a\in H^{2k+1}(X;\mathbb{Z})$ whose square is nonzero? I once thought that the ...
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Cohomology groups of quotient by finite group

I know there are already lots of questions about (co)homology groups of a quotient manifold, but please let me ask one more question. Let $G$ be a finite group acting on a manifold $M$ without fixed ...
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Differential Calculus and the De Rham Homotopy Operator

Suppose $M$ is a smooth manifold, $\Omega^k(M)$ the vector space (or $C^\infty(M)$-module in case this is better suited) of $k$-differentialforms on $M$ and $$I: \Omega^k(M\times \mathbb{R}) \to ...
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Vanishing of cohomology groups

Given a smooth hypersurface $X \subset \mathbb{P}^{2p+1}_{\mathbb{C}}$ of degree $d \ge 5$ (with $p\ge 2$), when can we say that ...
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Torsion in $H^2(X,\mathbb{Z})$ induced by torsion in $H_1(X,\mathbb{Z})$

Let $X$ be a topological space. The universal coefficient theorem says that there is a short exact sequence $$ 0\rightarrow Ext(H_{k-1}(X,\mathbb{Z}),\mathbb{Z})\rightarrow ...
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Infinite linear span vs closed linear span

Hi, Suppose we have a (real, separable) Banach space $V$ and a (linear) set $A\subseteq V$. I presume in general it might not be possible to write every element of the closed span of $A$ as an ...
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cohomology and $j_!$

I have a projective variety $X$ and an open immersion $j : U \to X$. Say I have a sheaf, locally free in my case of interest, $\mathcal{S}$ on $U$. Is there any reasonable relationship between ...
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Defining the cup product in Ext using a Kunneth formula

I want to make a Kunneth product of sorts on Ext. In particular, letting $C_\*$ be a $R$-free resolution for $k$ over a $k$-hopf algebra $R$, elements in $Ext_R(k,k)$ are represented by maps in ...
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Global Definition of the Dolbeault Complex of a Vector Bundle

For an $2n$-dimensional complex manifold $M$, and a smooth vector bundle $E$ over $M$, it is well-known (see Voisin, Huybrechts) that there exists an operator $\overline{\partial}$, built locally from ...
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Equivalence between statements of Hodge conjecture

Dear everyone, I was unable to obtain the equivalence between the two statements of the Hodge conjecture. I searched for some previous questions that others asked here, to check whether someone has ...
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Finite Field Varieties and the de Rham Complex of Kähler Differentials

In an answer to a previous question I asked, where the Kahler differentials of a variety over a finite field were discussed, it was stated that: You can certainly define de Rham cohomology using ...
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Reference for equivariant Riemann-Roch formula?

Is there any reference for equivariant Riemann-Roch formula: book, paper, notes or something? I want to compute the weight of the action of C^* on the top wedge of cohomology group.
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equivariant cohomology

In this question we consider only cohomology with rational coefficients. All groups will be connected Lie groups. All group actions will be smooth. Let $M$ be a manifold. Let $G$ be a group acting on ...
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system of local coefficients on X, locally constant sheaves and orientation sheaves

Hi, I try to understand the orientation sheaves. When searching it in the google, i meet new areas such as local coefficient system and locally constant sheaves. I realize that any system of local ...
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Cohomologies of polyvector fields of a toric variety.

Hello. I am sorry if this is a totally trivial question. I am interested in computing cohomologies of polyvector fields of an arbitrary complete (algebraic) toric variety (assume smooth if otherwise ...
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How to Draw Complex Line Bundles

I am giving a presentation soon on the Classification of Complex Line Bundles and I would like to have some very "basic" visualizations to use as examples. Background and Context I am considering ...
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When is the cohomology cross product square nonzero?

Let $X$ be a finite CW complex, and $A$ an abelian group. Given a nonzero class in singular cohomology $$x\in H^k(X;A),$$ when is its cross product square $$x\times x\in H^{2k}(X\times X;A\otimes A)$$ ...
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Are these connecting homomorphisms commutative?

Are the connecting homomorphism induced by Kummer sequence and that of localization sequence commutative? In other words, is the following statement true? If it is true, then, how can one prove it? ...
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The cohomology of the relative dualizing sheaf of a relative curve

Let $X\to S$ be a curve over $S=\mathrm{Spec} \ \mathbf{Z}$. Let $\omega$ be the relative dualizing sheaf of $X\to S$. Let $g$ be the genus of the generic fibre. Assume that $g\geq 2$. I know that ...
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injectivity of the pull-back via a finite map

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a finite map of (smooth, compact) complex algebraic varieties. Then a map $f^*$ is defined at the level of Chow and cohomology rings. Say that for simplicity we work with rational ...
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Is it true that all real projective space $RP^n$ can not be smoothly embedded in $R^{n+1}$ for n >1

So first for n even, $RP^n$ is not orientable, hence can not be embedded in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. For odd n, $RP^{n}$ is orientable, hence the normal bundle is trivial. Now using stiefel-Whitney ...
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What is known about formality of flag varieties?

Let $G$ be a connected, complex reductive algebraic group and $X=G/P$ a (partial) flag variety. For example by "Real homotopy theory of Kähler manifolds", we know that its cohomology with real ...
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de Rham vs Dolbeault Cohomology

For a complex manifold $M$, one can consider (A) its de Rham cohomology, or (B) its Dolbeault cohomology. I'm looking for some motivation as to why one would bother introducing Dolbeault cohomology. ...
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Reference for the converse of Cartan's Theorem B

Cartan's theorem B states that every coherent analytic sheaf on a Stein manifold is acyclic. Hartshorne claims that the converse to this theorem also holds, but doesn't supply a reference. Does ...
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determinant of periods

Let $X$ be a projective, smooth algebraic variety defined over the field of algebraic numbers. Consider algebraic de Rham cohomology $H_{dR}(X)$ and singular cohomology of $X(\mathbb{C})$ with ...
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Kunneth formula (finite group cohomology) for non trivial action of group

Is there a Kunneth formula relating $H^i(k[G],A)\otimes_k H^i(k[G],B)$ and $H^i(k[G],A\otimes_k B)$ where $A\otimes_k B$ is given the diagonal $G$ action ?
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Program for computing group cohomology

Is there any computer program with which I can compute the group cohomology H^n(G,V) for a group G acting linearly on a vector space? I mainly care about infinite groups.
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Cech cohomology and set theory

Can anyone point me to places in the literature where modern set theory has been applied to say something about the Cech cohomology of connected non-metrizable compacta? I'm looking for something ...
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How can one bound 'the lower perverse degree' for a constant sheaf on a variety that is smooth in high codimension?

Let $V$ be a variety (or a Whitney stratified space); $C$ is a constant etale ('topological') sheaf on it. Let $t$ denote the middle perverse t-structure for the corresponding derived category (of ...
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The Gysin long exact sequence for the complement of the zero section of a line bundle over a (possibly) singular base

Let $pr:X\to Z$ be a line bundle of (possibly) singular varieties (that could be reducible) over a characteristic $p$ field ($p$ could be zero); $U$ is the complement to the zero section $Z\to X$. ...
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(Co)homological characterization of homotopy pullbacks

For a commutative square of spaces (of manifolds, or of simplicial sets): $$S=\left(\begin{array}{ccc} A & \to & B \newline \downarrow & & \downarrow \newline C & \to & ...