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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 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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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 ...
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Compact objects and ind-objects in triangulated categories

question : let $A$ be triangulated category compactly generated by subcategory $A^c$ of compact objects. Consider category of ind-objects $Ind(A^c)$. Is there relation between $A$ and $Ind(A^c)$? ...
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Does GKZ's reflexivity theorem imply the Plucker formula?

Let $S\subset\mathbb{P}^n$, Gelfand-Kapranov-Zelevinsky defined its dual variety $S^\vee\subset\mathbb{P}^{n^\ast}$. In this paper (http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0111179v1.pdf), the author obtained the ...
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Unbounded derived category that is not left-complete

Let me first recall some definition: Let $A$ be a Grothendieck Abelian category. Then, then category $\mathrm{Ch}(A)$ (I am using homological indexing) admits a combinatorial model structure (see for ...
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A canonical algebra of type $(2,2,r)$ is derived equivalent to a path algebra of type $\tilde{D}_{r+2}$ (references)

According to several articles I could find, a canonical algebra of type $(2,2,r)$ is derived equivalent to a path algebra of type $\tilde{D}_{r+2}$, where $r \geq 2$. I don't know how to obtain this ...
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Is the homotopy category of a ring also the derived category of another ring?

Let $R$ be an associative ring. Let $K(R)$ be the category of chain complexes of $R$-modules and chain homotopy classes of maps between them, and let $D(R)$ be its localization with respect to ...
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Reference for comparison of heart cohomology with standard cohomology

I'm looking for a reference for the following fact (which I believe to be true and should be easy for people who understand how spectral sequences arise from filtrations). Let A,B be two hearts of ...
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Derived category of product of complex manifolds

Let $X$ and $Y$ be a compact complex manifold. Is it possible to describe the derived category $D^b(X\times Y)$ of coherent sheaves in terms of $D^b(X)$ and $D^b(Y)$? I am particularly interested in ...
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Equivariant motivic sheaves

Thanks to the work of Cisinski-Deglise: http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.2110, we now have a triangulated category of `motivic sheaves' available that admits the standard yoga of the six functors. Is there ...
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What (if anything) unifies stable homotopy theory and Grothendieck's six functors formalism?

I know of two very general frameworks for describing generalizations of what a "cohomology theory" should be: Grothendieck's "six functors", and the theory of spectra. In the former, one assigns to ...
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Morphism between Fourier-Mukai functors implies the morphism between kernels?

Suppose $X,Y$ are smooth varieties over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $K_i \in D^b(X \times Y), i=1,2$ be objects in the derived category of bounded complex of coherent sheaves on $X \times Y$. Then there are ...
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dg-flat complexes and their characters

Let $\otimes$ denotes the usual tensor products of complexes and symbols live in the category of chain complexes of $R$-modules. Let $X$ be a dg-flat complex (i.e. $X_n$ is flat for each n and ...
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Derived category of a hypersurface

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$, and $H \subset X$ be a smooth hypersurface. Many properties of an ambient variety $X$ could somehow inherit to the hypersurface $H$, I was ...