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When the restriction of a derived functor to a subcategory is the derived functor of the restriction

Let $\mathcal{D},\mathcal{E}$ be abelian categories and $\mathcal{C}$ be a Serre subcategory of $\mathcal{D}$. Let $D(\mathcal{C}), \, D(\mathcal{D})$ denote the derived categories of ...
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Do flat resolutions guarantee the existence of Tor (without enough projectives)?

Let $\mathcal A$ be an abelian category with a symmetric monoidal structure $\otimes$. Suppose that $\mathcal A$ does not have enough projectives, but every object has a flat resolution Then, is the ...
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Left orthogonals to compact objects in triangulated categories: existence and “control”?

Let $C$ be a compactly generated triangulated category. Can it contain a non-zero object $M$ such that there are no non-zero morphisms FROM $M$ into compact objects? I would be grateful for any ...
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Equivariant Derived Category

Can someone give me a reference for the following or an idea on why it is true? (This is taken from remark 1.5 on page 5 of http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.0794.) Suppose we have an algebraic group $G$ ...
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Grothendieck-Verdier duality for affine morphisms

Suppose $X,Y$ are varieties over $\mathbb{C}$, $Y$ is smooth and $X$ is Gorenstein ($X$ is not smooth in my case). Let $f: X \to Y$ be an affine morphism, and each fibre of $f$ has the same dimension ...
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Ext groups in the equivariant derived category

I apologize in advance that this question is probably too basic for MO, but I reckoned I would not get an answer on Math.Stackexchange. I am starting to learn about perverse sheaves, the ...
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An equivalence of derived categories by Happel-Reiten-Smalø

I have a problem in understanding the proof of a theorem by Happel-Reiten-Smalø. The original reference is this article http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.4473 . I write down the text of the theorem and a ...
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Reference for Grothendieck's duality and Cousin, Dualizing and Residual complexes

I am a graduate student currently reading Hartshorne's Residues and Duality. In order to reach the construction of the right adjoint $f^!$ of $Rf_*$ for some special types of maps of locally ...
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A delicate question about derived functors

Let $A\subseteq B \subseteq C$ be three triangulated categories, such that $A$ is a full triangulated sub-category of $B$, and $B$ is a full triangulated sub-category of $C = K(R)$. Let $F: C \to D$ ...
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Is there a (satisfying) proof that cellular cohomology is isomorphic to simplicial cohomology that doesn't use relative cohomlogy?

That singular and de Rham cohomologies of a smooth manifold are isomorphic has two proofs that I know of. The classical one uses Stokes' theorem to give the isomorphism explicitly. The second proof ...
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Do copairings provide dualities in derived categories?

Here is an elementary fact about vector spaces. Let $V,W$ be vector spaces over a field $\mathbb K$ and let $c : \mathbb K \to V \otimes W$ be an element of the tensor product. Then $c$ determines ...
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Is there any explicit result on the triangulated category of singularities of a curve?

This question is related to this MO question. Let $X$ be a projective curve over a field $\mathbb{C}$. We have the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves $D^b_{coh}(X)$ and the derived category ...
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Could we extend the exact sequence $K^0(X)\to K_0(X)\to K_0(D_{sg}(X))\to 0$ to the left?

Let $X$ be a variety over a field $k$. We have the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves $D^b_{coh}(X)$ and the derived category of perfect complex $Perf(X)$. It is clear that $Perf(X)$ is a ...
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On a theorem of Hopkins-Neeman-Thomason on generators of thick subcategories of perfect complexes

Notations and background. Let $R$ be a commutative noetherian local ring and let $D(R)$ denote the derived category of the category of R-modules. A strictly perfect complex on $R$ is a bounded complex ...
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Is $K^0(X)\to K_0(X)$ monomorphic for a noetherian scheme $X$?

This question is related to the MO questions What is the difference between Grothendieck groups K_0(X) vs K^0(X) on schemes? and Does a fully faithful functor between triangulated categories induce ...
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Derived categories of modules categories

Does anyone know if there is a note or a paper about the derived category of the category $\sigma[M]$ where $M$ is a left module over a ring?, and some uses of this.
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What is the applications of the dg-enhancements of derived categories of sheaves

Let $X$ be a scheme and let $D^b_{\text{coh}}(X)$ be the derived category of complexes of sheaves with bounded, coherent cohomologies. We know that the category $D^b_{\text{coh}}(X)$ has some ...
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higher direct images of O(E)

I hope this is well known, I just could not work it out myself. Say I have a variety X (smooth and projective over C is my usual setup) with a smooth subvariety Z. Let f: BL_Z(X) --> X be the blowup ...
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2-periodic derived equivalence

Let $A$ and $B$ be finite-dimensional algebras with finite global dimension over some field (in fact I am thinking of rational incidence algebras of finite posets). Suppose we know that $A$ and $B$ ...
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Is it a correct description of the bounded above derived category of coherent sheaves?

Let $X$ be a (Noetherian) scheme. Let $D^{-}_{\text{coh}}(X)$ be the derived category of complexes of $\mathcal{O}_X$-modules with bounded above and coherent cohomologies. Do we have the following ...
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Is the derived category of perfect complexes idempotent complete?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category. We call a morphism $\alpha: X\rightarrow X$ an idempotent if $\alpha^2=\alpha$ in $\mathcal{C}$. We call $\mathcal{C}$ is $\textit{idempotent complete}$ if any ...
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When do we have $D_{\text{perf}}(\text{Qcoh}(X))\simeq D_{\text{perf}}(X)$?

Let $(X,\mathcal{O}_X)$ be a scheme (or more generally a ringed space). We know that in general the derived category of complexes of quasi-coherent modules $D(\text{Qcoh}(X))$ is not equivalent to the ...
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An alternative definition of pseudo-coherent complex

Let $(X,\mathcal{O}_X)$ be a scheme or a general ringed space. First recall that a complex of $\mathcal{O}_X)$-modules $\mathcal{E}^{\bullet}$ is called strictly perfect if $\mathcal{E}^{\bullet}$ is ...
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Is the image of a idempotent morphism in $\mathcal{K}(\mathcal{A})$ defined in the naive way?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an abelian category and $\mathcal{K}(\mathcal{A})$ be the homotopy category of chain complexes in $\mathcal{A}$. It is well-known that $\mathcal{K}(\mathcal{A})$ is idempotent ...
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Relations between functors in a recollement

Consider a recollement situation like the following by the very definition of the various functors it follows that $i^* j_*=0$, and $j^! i_* = 0 = j^* i_!$. Also, $j^! i_! = 0 = j^* i_*$ by ...
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flatness and derived completion

Let $A$ be a local ring of maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$. Let $\hat{A}$ be its completion. If $A$ is noetherian , then we know that $A\rightarrow\hat{A}$ is faithfully flat. If $A$ is not noetherian, ...
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Massey products and $A_{\infty}$ structures

I know the general theorem of Kadeishvili which says that, for a DGA $C$, when $H^{i}(C)$, $i\geq 0$, is free, $H(C)$ can be made into an $A_{\infty}$ algebra. If my understanding is correct, the ...
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Can Enriques Surfaces have non-trivial TWISTED Fourier-Mukai partners?

It is a well-known fact that for an Enriques surface $Y$, if $D^b(Y)\cong D^b(X)$ for some smooth projective variety $X$, then $X\cong Y$. In other words, Enriques surfaces have no non-trivial ...
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Cubic fourfold and K3 surface: geometric constructions of Hodge isometry

Hodge structure on K3 surface (the middle line of Hodge diamond is 1 20 1) is similar to the Hodge structure of cubic fourfold (the middle line of Hodge diamond of primitive cohomology is 0 1 20 1 0). ...
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Can we obtain a derived category from an additive category? Like a category of Banach modules?

Let $A$ be a Banach algebra, let $A$-mod be the category of left Banach modules (as defined in Helemskii's "Banach and locally convex algebras"), $A$-mod is an additive category, but not abelian ...
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An example of an object in $D^b_{\text{coh}}(\mathbb{P}^2)$ which is not formal

We know that for a curve $X$, any object $\mathcal{E}^{\bullet}$ in the derived category $D^b_{\text{coh}}(X)$ is formal, i.e. $\mathcal{E}^{\bullet}$ is quasi-isomporphic to the direct sum of its ...
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Isomorphism in a derived category of chain complexes with rational coefficients

Let $C$ be the category of quasi-projective schemes over a base field $k$ (maybe I will need some assumptions on $k$). Let $Ab(C_{\tau})$ be the category of Abelian sheaves on a site $C_{\tau}$, where ...
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Extending natural transformations of triangulated functors on $D^b(\mathbb P^1)$

Let $\mathcal T = D^b(\mathbb P^1)$, the bounded derived category of $\mathbb P^1$ over a field $k$. It is well known that $\mathcal T$ admits a strong and full exceptional sequence $\{\mathcal O, ...
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Characterization of closed immersions at the level of perfect complexes

Let $f : X \to Y$ be a morphism of quasi-compact quasi-separated schemes. Is there a necessary and sufficient condition on the inverse image functor $\DeclareMathOperator{Perf}{\mathrm{Perf}} f^* : ...
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A question on triangulated category of matrix factorizations

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety and $W:X\rightarrow\mathbb{A}^1$ a regular map, then the triangulated category of matrix factorizations $D^b(X,W)$ is defined to be ...
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Exact Functors from Perverse Sheaves

Pretty sure this is a simple question, but there's something I'm missing here. For context, I'm reading 'An Elementary Construction of Perverse Sheaves' by MacPherson and Vilonen. A key aspect of the ...
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Which properties of a variety are detected by its derived category of coherent sheaves?

Context: I'm giving an informal seminar/reading group collection of talks on derived categories, following on from earlier talks giving the abstract definition. I am starting to talk about ...
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Triangulated category of singularities of quotient

Let $X$ be a variety, the triangulated category of singularities $D_{sg}^b(X)$ is obtained by taking the quotient of $D^b(X)$ by the category of perfect complexes. Suppose there is a group $G$ acting ...
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Ext and cup products and subvarieties

I am trying to understand Remark 11.3 in Huybrechts's amazing book on derived categories (FM transforms in AG). He starts with smooth projective varieties $j\colon Y \subset X$ and aims to describe ...
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unbounded derived category of a $\infty$-topos

In HTT(Higher Topos Theory) Remark7.3.1.19, it it sketched that the proper base change theorem for $\infty$-topos implies the usual proper base change theorem in (unbounded) derived category. However, ...
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Fourier-Mukai functors being identity on objects

Let $X$ be a projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$, denote by $D^b(X)$ the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves on $X$. Suppose we have a Fourier-Mukai functor $\Phi_{X\rightarrow ...
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Derived tensor product and restriction

Let $A$ be a commutative ring, and let $B$ be a commutative $A$-algebra. We have a restriction map $(-)_A : D(B) \to D(A)$ which takes an object of the derived category of $B$-modules $M$, and ...
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Is there any numerical obstruction for all perfect complexes on a scheme being strictly perfect?

Let $X$ be a scheme and $E^{\cdot}$ be a cochain complex of sheaves of $\mathcal{O}_X$-modules. We call $E^{\cdot}$ a strictly perfect complex if $E^{\cdot}$ is a bounded (in both direction) complex ...
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Why care about Fourier-Mukai partners?

Two (smooth, projective, complex?) varieties are called Fourier-Mukai partners if they have equivalent derived categories of coherent sheaves. On the other hand, my general impression is that cool ...
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A functorial isomorphism in derived category

This question is a direct continuation of Question 1 in this post: Two basic questions on derived categories Let $f\colon \mathcal{A}\to\mathcal{B}$ be a left exact functor between two abelian ...
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Two basic questions on derived categories

Let $\mathcal{A}, \mathcal{B}$ be two abelian categories with sufficiently many injective objects (in my case these are categories of sheaves of vector spaces on a manifold). Let $f_*\colon ...
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Do all full exceptional sequences of a triangulated category have the same length?

Let $\mathcal{D}$ be a $k$-linear triangulated category and $\langle E_n,E_{n-1},\ldots, E_0\rangle$ be a sequence of objects of $\mathcal{D}$. We call $\langle E_n,E_{n-1},\ldots, E_0\rangle$ an ...
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Thickness of the category of perfect complexes with finite length homology

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian local ring and let $D(R)$ be the derived category of $R$-modules. Recall that a chain complex $C_\bullet$ of modules over $R$ is called perfect if it is isomorphic ...
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Why $D^b(S)\cong D^b_{\text{Car}}(\text{cosq}(X\rightarrow S))$?

Let $p: X\rightarrow S$ be a map between topological spaces and we can construct the simplicial space $\text{cosq}(X\rightarrow S)$ where $X_0=X$, $X_1=X\times_S X$ and $$ X_n=\underbrace{ X\times_S ...
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Idea and intuition behind Penrose transform

I would like to know what a Penrose transform is, or more precisely, what is it intended to be - I'm interested in ideas, intuition and some examples of application. My knowledge of differential ...