# Tagged Questions

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### How can one interpret homology and Stokes' Theorem via derived categories?

I am very far removed from being an expert on derived categories. Every few months, however, I read a different introductory text with the hope that eventually I will have some basic grasp on this ...

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### A statement for a triangulated category generated by a subset

Let $D$ be a triangulated category (the triangulated category in my mind is $D^{b}(X)$, that is the derived category of bounded complex of coherent sheaves on a smooth projective variety), $A \subset ...

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### Are constructible derived categories invariant up to weak homotopy equivalence?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two topological spaces and $R$ be commutative ring. Let $D_c^b(X, R)$ and $D_c^b(Y,R)$ be their respective bounded derived categories of constructible sheaves of $R$-modules. I ...

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### Recovering torsion in singular homology from cplx of singular chains

For a simply connected simplicial complex, a theorem of Whitehead (Derived categories for the working mathematician, bottom of page 2) explains that the associated chain complexes with coefficients in ...

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### More questions about Verdier duality (and related math)

The first set of questions can be found here: Understanding (the wiki page on) Verdier duality
I'm fairly confident that I understand something wrong, so I'll write down here clearly what my set of ...

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### Understanding (the wiki page on) Verdier duality

My familiarity with concepts related to derived categories is only tangential, and little by little I intend to get more comfortable with them. I was playing around with Caldararu's introduction to ...

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### Do I need to know what an infinity-Gerstenhaber algebra is, and if so, what is it?

I am in the following situation. I have two (rather explicit and specific) dg commutative algebras $R,S$ over a field of characteristic $0$. In fact, $S$ is an $R$-algebra, in that I have a map $R ...

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### Analytic Torsion in the Derived Category

I recently learned about analytic torsion and about the amazing Cheeger-Muller theorem identifying analytic and Reidemeister torsion for compact Riemannian manifolds.
Now analytic torsion is defined ...

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### Topological homotopy category as derived category

In the Introduction of his
Derived Categories for the working mathematician
Richard Thomas mentions the following theorem of Whitehead.
Suppose that $X,Y$ are simplicial complexes, then
the ...

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### Simplicial objects

How should one think about simplicial objects in a category versus actual objects in that category? For example, both for intuition and for practical purposes, what's the difference between a ...