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### group of Yoneda extensions and the EXT groups defined via derived category

Given an abelian category C, we can form the Yoneda extensions $YExt^i(X,Y)$ to the equivalent classes of $i$-extensions of X by Y.
Given any abelian category C, we can always formulate the derived ...

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### A down-to-earth introduction to the uses of derived categories

When I was learning about spectral sequences, one of the most helpful sources I found was Ravi Vakil's notes here. These notes are very down-to-earth and give a kind of minimum knowledge needed about ...

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### Generating the derived category with line bundles

The following lemma is useful and well-known:
LEMMA If $L^{\pm 1}$ is ample on proper scheme over a field $k$, then some number of powers $\mathcal{O},L,...,L^{m}$ generate the unbounded derived ...

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### Classification of t-structures in derived category of R-mod?

I am looking for a reference talking about the complete(or not)description of t-structures in bounded derived category of $R-mod$, i.e. $D^b(R-mod)$.where $R$ is commutative ring, in particular, ...

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### What is a flop (and when are they conjectured to give derived equivalences)?

(1) Is the definition of flop given by Wikipedia the industry standard?
(2) Regardless of the answer to (1), when is it expected that a birational transformation gives rise to a derived ...

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### Derived Physics

Hello to all,
This question will probably be closed down as being off-topic faster than one can say "string theory", but here it goes: I've noticed that the problems I'm working on -the structure of ...

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### Is this a definition of equivariant derived category?

Let $X$ be a topological space and $G$ be a topological group acting on $X$, both locally compact Hausdorff. Denote by $D^b(X)$ the derived category of sheaves (say of abelian groups) on $X$. We ...

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### Are the underlying undirected graphs of two mutation-equivalent acylic quivers isomorphic?

Quiver mutation, defined by Fomin and Zelevinsky, is a combinatorial process. It is important in the representation theory of quivers, in the theory of cluster algebras, and in physics.
We consider ...

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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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### Number of sheaves in a full exceptional collection

Suppose we have a full exceptional collection (F1,...,Fn) of coherent sheaves on a smooth projective variety X. The number n of sheaves in this collection is equal to the rank of the Grothendieck ...

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### How to write down the determinant of a quasi-isomorphism?

This question about the determinant of a perfect complex reminded me of an old question that I had.
The construction of the determinant (as in MR1914072 or MR0437541) is a difficult piece of ...

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### When is every “solid” perfect complex faithful?

Let $R$ be a noetherian commutative ring. Consider $D^{perf}(R)=K^b(R-proj)$ the category of bounded complexes of finitely generated projective $R$-modules, with maps of complexes up to homotopy.
...

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### Why does the naive definition of compactly supported étale cohomology give the wrong answer?

Illusie's article about étale cohomology available here (in French) mentions that the standard definition of compactly supported cohomology (and higher direct images with compact support) does not ...

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### Is there a general projection formula for morphisms of ringed topoi?

What's the general projection formula in algebraic geometry, for instance on the level of derived categories of ringed topoi? And what's the reference? I guess it might be in SGA 4, but couldn't find ...

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### Closed monoidal structure on the derived category of sheaves

Given a topological space X, i'd like to find Der X - the derived category of sheaves of abelian groups on X - to be a closed monoidal category. Hom should be cohomological and the internal-hom should ...

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### Is an irreducible holomorphic symplectic manifold a simple Lie algebra?

The tangent bundle of a hyper-Kahler manifold gives a quadratic Lie algebra in the derived category. Can this be regarded as a simple Lie algebra according to Vogel's definition?
A point of view that ...

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### Exceptional collections and cohomological criteria for isomorphism

Suppose that we are given a smooth projective variety $X$ with a full exceptional collection of vector bundles $(F_1, F_2, \ldots, F_k)$ in $D^b(X)$ and two vector bundles $E_1$, $E_2$ on $X$. ...

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### reference for a result on thick subcategories and t-structures

A thick subcategory of a triangulated category $C$ is essentially one that one can get away with declaring to be zero, i.e. it is the subcategory which sent to 0 when declares that all maps whose ...

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### How do I know the derived category is NOT abelian?

I have heard the claim that the derived category of an abelian category is in general additive but not abelian. If this is true there should be some toy example of a (co)kernel that should be there ...

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### Verdier duality via Brown representability?

Hello,
I wonder if the techniques introduced in Neemans paper:
"The Grothendieck duality theorem via Bousfield's techniques and Brown representability "
can be used to establish Verdier duality. More ...

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### How is this action of monoidal derived category induced?

I am reading a paper concerning the action of monoidal category to another category.
Let $k$ be a commutative ring, $R$ is a k-algebra. $A=R-mod$, $B=R^{e}-mod=R\bigotimes _{k}R^{o}-mod$.
Consider ...

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### Heuristic behind the Fourier-Mukai transform

What is the heuristic idea behind the Fourier-Mukai transform? What is the connection to the classical Fourier transform?
Moreover, could someone recommend a concise introduction to the subject?

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### Sebastiani-Thom isomorphism for D-modules

Considering $f:X\to \mathbb{C}$, $g:X\to \mathbb{C}$ and $f\oplus g:(x,y)\mapsto f(x)+g(y)$.
The Sebastiani-Thom isomorphism is an isomorphism $\Phi_{f\oplus g}(M\boxtimes N) = \Phi_{f}(M) \otimes ...

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### References for a certain generalization of Hochschild cohomology?

Let $C$ be an algebra. Let $E = C^{\otimes 2n}$ be the tensor product (over the ground field) of $2n$ copies of $C$. [EDIT: Or better, $E = C\otimes C^{op}\otimes C\otimes C^{op}\cdots\otimes C ...

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### What is the geometric meaning of reconstruction of quantum group via Ringel Hall algebra

If I remembered correctly. There are some work done by C.M.Ringel,he defined so called Ringel-Hall algebra on abelian category and then show that Ringel-hall algebra is isomorphic to positive part of ...

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### determinant of a perfect complex

Say $K_\bullet$ is a bounded complex of vector bundles. I seem to want the determinant of $K_\bullet$ to be the alternating tensor product of the terms of the complex:
$\det(K) = \bigotimes_n ...

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### Derived category with total cohomology finite dimensional: is there a better name for it?

One of the annoying things about derived categories is that they come with a host of different finiteness conditions, which are all subtlely different, and for each situation you want a particular ...

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### What is a deformation of a category?

I have several naive and possibly stupid questions about deformations of categories. I hope that someone can at least point me to some appropriate references.
What is a deformation of a (linear, dg, ...

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### Compact generation for modular representations

Are the derived categories of modular representations of algebraic groups compactly generated? (e.g. consider SL_2 in characteristic 2). Note modular reps of finite groups are compactly generated (by ...

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### Categories which are not compactly generated

Do you know natural examples of triangulated categories (or [presentable] stable $\infty$-categories) which are not compactly generated? (ideally they'd be defined algebraically, but curious to hear ...

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### Singular K3 — mathematical meaning?

There's a very interesting text by Cumrun Vafa called Geometric Physics.
Here I'm particularly interested in Chapter 4, where we take a Calabi-Yau manifold presented as a degenerating fibration:
...

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### Understanding a lemma in “Loop Spaces and Langlands Parameters” article

First, some background. I was trying to read the article Loop Spaces and Langlands Parameters but I get immediately stuck at Theorem 2.1 in the introduction.
This was actually forward-referring to ...

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### When do six operations work?

This question comes (heavily edited) from my notes, thus slightly unusual structure.
We know that algebraic maps have very strict structure, and in many settings the operations ...

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### distinguished triangles and cohomology

Start with A an abelian category and form the derived category D(A).
Take a triangle (not necessarily distinguished) and take it's cohomology. We obtain a long sequence (not necessarily exact). If the ...

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### Equivariant Derived Categories via their properties.

There are some ways to define equivariant derived categories of all sorts. But all the ways i know of involve giving a concrete construction. Is the other way around possible? Is there some universal ...

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### Derived functors vs universal delta functors

I would like to understand the relationship between the derived category definition of a right derived functor Rf (which involves an initial natural transformation n: Qf → (Rf)Q, where Q is the ...

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### Is the Fukaya category “defined”?

Sometimes people say that the Fukaya category is "not yet defined" in general.
What is meant by such a statement? (If it simplifies things, let's just stick with Fukaya categories of compact ...

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### Equivalence of derived categories which is not Fourier-Mukai

D. Orlov proved that any equivalence of bounded derived categories F:Db(X) -> Db(Y) is a Fourier-Mukai transform, when X and Y are smooth projective varieties. Is there any example of such ...

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### Intuition about the cotangent complex?

Does anyone have an answer to the question "What does the cotangent complex measure?"
Algebraic intuitions (like "homology measures how far a sequence is from being exact") are as welcome as ...

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### How to think about model categories?

I've read about model categories from an Appendix to one of Lurie's papers.
What are the examples of model categories? What should be my intuition about them?
E.g. I understand the typical examples ...

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### What does a projective resolution mean geometrically?

For R a commutative ring and M an R-module, we can always find a projective resolution of M which replaces M by a sequence of projective R-modules. But as R is commutative, we can consider the affine ...

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### Examples for Decomposition Theorem

There's an important piece of geometric knowledge usually quoted as Beilinson-Bernstein-Deligne.
Here's a refresher: by $IC$ one means the intersection complex, which is just $\mathbb Q$ for a smooth ...

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### Freyd-Mitchell for triangulated categories?

Is there a nice analog of the Freyd-Mitchell theorem for triangulated categories (potentially with some requirements)? Freyd-Mitchell is the theorem which says that any small abelian category is a ...

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### Higher vanishing cycles

The generalisation of the vanishing cycle formalism in SGA 7 is apparently since the 1970's an issue, Morava mentioned a connection with Bousfield localization. I find the Morava's remarks ...

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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 ...

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### E_\infty spectrum corresponding to Z_p

First of the questions about derived algebraic geometry from a noobie.
The way I understand it, every discrete ring R corresponds to some ring spectrum whose ...

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### Derived categories and homotopy categories

There are two constructions that look quite similar to me: the derived category of an abelian category, and the homotopy category of a model category. Is there any explicit relationship between these ...