(Co)chain complexes, abelian Categories, (pre)sheaves, (co)homology in various (possibly highly generalized) settings, spectra, derived functors, resolutions, spectral sequences, homotopy categories. Chain complexes in an abelian category form the heart of homological algebra.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
65 views

Vanishing natural transformation and strong generator

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety (over the field of complex numbers). Let $T$ be strong generator of $D^b(X)$ : this means that every object in $D^b(X)$ can be obtained in a finite number of ...
3
votes
1answer
101 views

Classifying space for homology endomorphisms supported on a graph?

Let $X$ be a reasonable topological space (say one that has the homotopy type of a finite CW complex) and consider a subset $\Gamma$ of $X \times X$ so that the projection $p:\Gamma \to X$ onto the ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

Can you detect homological dimensions from homology?

Suppose you are given a bounded chain complex $M$ over a commutative ring $R$. Is there a clear relation between homological dimensions of $M$ and homological dimensions of its cohomologies? For ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

On (universal) additive functors making a given complex contractible: examples?

Let $M=(M^i)$ be a (cohomological) complex of objects of some additive category $A$ (I am mostly interested in "short" complexes; yet one may also consider an unbounded $M$). I am interested in those ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

Unital $A_{\infty}$-algebra?

I'm not familiar with the subject and i don't know if my question make sense. In Homological mirror symmetry and torus fibrations (http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0011041) a structure of a non-unital ...
1
vote
2answers
76 views

Showing that the stable module category of a ring $R$ restricted to maximal Cohen-Macaulay objects is trivial if $\text{gldim } R < \infty$

(In the following, a (not necessarily commutative) ring $R$ is Gorenstein if it has finite injective dimension as a module over itself on either side, and a finitely generated (right) $R$-module is ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

Independent set of relations in an algebra [closed]

Let $k⟨X⟩$ be a free associative algebra generated by a set $X$ over a field $k$. Let $S$ be a set of $k$-algebra relations. Then what does it mean by the set of relations are independent ?
2
votes
0answers
117 views

Existence of universal extension between two modules?

I need a reference for the following fact: Let $R$ be (for simplicity) an algebra over the field $k$, let $A, B$ be $R$-modules. Let $E = Ext^1_R(B, A)$. There is a natural isomorphism between ...
5
votes
1answer
468 views

reference for “Topological algebra of Grothendieck”

I would like to have some references for Grothendieck's theory of "Topological algebra": a synthesis of homotopical and homological algebra, with special emphasis on topoi.
2
votes
1answer
103 views

Projectivity of torsion-free modules over integral group rings

Let $G$ be a torsion-free group and assume that the integral group ring $\mathbb{Z}G$ is torsion-free as well. Let $M$ be a torsion-free, finitely generated module over $\mathbb{Z}G$. If we assume ...
4
votes
1answer
135 views

locally noetherian categories and the category of quasi-coherent sheaves over a noetherian scheme

It is known that a ring $R$ is noetherian if and only if direct sums of injective $R$-modules are injective if and only if every injective $R$-module is a direct sum of indecomposable injective ...
4
votes
0answers
149 views

Hochschild Cohomology of the Quantum Torus

I would like some advice on how to compute directly, or by a higher powered method the Hochschild Cohomology groups of the quantum torus using the stated complex I have found. I think there are ...
5
votes
1answer
315 views

soft: Reference/ Suggested Read: Homological Algebraic techniques in PDEs

I was reading this article on wikipiedia and was interested by the apparent link between Homological Algebra and PDEs. What is an accessible reference which showcases the link between these topics? ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

question about the group completion of a simplicial monoid

In Daniel Quillen, On the group completion of a simplicial monoid pdf, MIT preprint 1971, Memoirs of the AMS vol 529, 1994, pp. 89-105, I do not understand the following part with question mark ...
7
votes
1answer
177 views

Frobenius $A_{\infty}$-bialgebras?

Recall that a finite dimensional associative algebra $A$ over a field $k$ is called a symmetric Frobenius algebra (sometimes called "closed" Frobenius algebra) if its equipped with a symmetric non ...
4
votes
0answers
151 views

Generation of cohomology of graded algebras

Let $A$ be an unital, associative, graded algebra over a base ring $k$. I'm happy to assume that $k$ is a field if need be, and will insist that $A$ free and of finite rank in each degree (locally ...
6
votes
1answer
278 views

Connected CW complex, isomorphism?

Let $\pi$ be a group and let $K(\pi, 1)$ be a connected CW complex such that $\pi_1(K(\pi, 1)) = \pi$ and $\pi_q(K(\pi, 1)) = 0$ for $q \neq 1$. My question is, are $H_*(K(\pi, 1);A)$ and ...
1
vote
0answers
196 views

Image of an $F$-acyclic resolution homotopic to a projective resolution?

This is a crosspost of this MSE question according to the recommendation in the comments. I know this question is elementary, but I'm hoping the author of these notes could provide a more detailed ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

When the restriction of derived equivalence to a summand is a derived equivalence as well

I have a question about the equivalence of derived categories. Let $\mathcal{A} = \mathcal{A}'\oplus \mathcal{A}''$ and $\mathcal{B} = \mathcal{B}' \oplus \mathcal{B}''$ are direct sum of abelian ...
6
votes
1answer
187 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
541 views

How to compute this $\mathrm{Ext}^1$?

Let $A$ be a regular local $\mathbb{C}$-algebra of dimension $2$, such as the localization of $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$ at $(x,y)$, and let $\nu=(\nu_1\geq\nu_2\geq\cdots\geq\nu_{\ell}\geq0)$, ...
3
votes
0answers
161 views

Ring epimorphisms, and epimorphism in the category of small preadditive cats

This question is related to this other question I have asked some time ago. Let $R$ and $S$ be two rings and let $\phi:R\to S$ be a ring homomorphism. It is well-known that $\phi$ is an epimorphism ...
3
votes
0answers
61 views

Homological dimension of Joseph quotients

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a simple Lie algebra over $\mathbb C$ not isomorphic to $sl(n)$. Let $\mathcal O$ be the minimal nilpotent orbit in $\mathfrak g^*$. Joseph proved that there exists unique ...
2
votes
0answers
73 views

Counting chain maps

I initially asked this question over at math stack exchange, you can find it here. I haven't really gotten any traction and I'm beginning to wonder if maybe its a harder question than I originally ...
6
votes
3answers
472 views

Homological vs. cohomological dimension of a group/space

I have several related questions regarding homological vs. cohomological dimension of a space/group (this is not a duplicate of this). The standard definition of the cohomological dimension $cd(X)$ ...
1
vote
0answers
135 views

How do I check if a sequence of R-modules is exact?

Let R be a ring. For example, take $R=k[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ or, if possible, $R = \Bbb{Z}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$. Consider a sequence of free R-modules $$R^a \stackrel{f}\to R^b \stackrel{g}\to R^c$$ where ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

Spliting of short exact exact sequences of partially ordered groups

Consider a short exact sequence of partially ordered groups $$0 \longrightarrow H \stackrel{\alpha}{\longrightarrow} G \stackrel{\beta} {\longrightarrow} G/H \longrightarrow 0 ,$$ where $H$ is a ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Is the class of acyclic complexes deconstructible?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category, then a class $\mathcal{A}\subseteq \mathcal{C}$ is deconstructible if there is a set $\mathcal{S}\subseteq\mathcal{C}$ such that $\mathcal{A}$ consists of ...
3
votes
0answers
183 views

Can triangulated categories be “approximated by countable subcategories” (that are triangulated but not full!)?

For a given (finite) set of (objects and) morphisms $f_i$ in a triangulated category $C$ I am interested in a (non-full!) triangulated subcategory $C'\subset C$ of "small size" that would contain ...
3
votes
0answers
123 views

When there exists some “cone” of a morphism of (ind-representable) cohomological functors?

I am interested in cohomological functors from a certain small triangulated category $C$ to abelian groups. The question is: given a tranformation $F\to G$ of two functors of this sort, is it ...
2
votes
2answers
171 views

A conservative, non faithful functor between triangulated categories

Suppose that we have: 1) triangulated categories $C,D$, each equipped with a $t$-structure. 2) triangulated functor $F: C \to D$ which is $t$-exact. 3) $F$ reflects isomorphisms, i.e. is ...
0
votes
1answer
291 views

On a claim of Zagier on extending a map to cocycle

Zagier, in his paper 'Some Surprising Consequences of the Cohomology of SL$_2(\bf{ Z})$' (link, p. 6), studies the action of $\Gamma=PSL_2(\bf Z)$ on a vector space $V$, denoting the action by $v\ |\ ...
0
votes
0answers
142 views

Conditions for splitting of short exact sequence?

Are there conditions under which the short exact sequence $$0\rightarrow E (K)/mE (K)\rightarrow H^1_{Sel}(K,E_m)\rightarrow \Sha(E|K)_m\rightarrow 0$$ splits? I assume $K $ to be a number field and ...
8
votes
1answer
396 views

Deformations of Ext rings

Let $k$ be a base ring and $k[x]$ the ring of polynomials in an indeterminate $x$ over $k$. Consider a (not necessarily commutative) algebra $A$ over $k[x]$ and two $A$-modules $M$ and $N$. Then for ...
5
votes
1answer
127 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

If the direct sum of cyclic modules is cyclic, what happens to nontrivial extensions?

Let $R$ be any ring with unit over some field $k$ and let $M_1$ and $M_2$ be cyclic left $R$-modules with $dim_k(Ext^1_R(M_2,M_1))\geq 1$. Assume $M_1\oplus M_2$ is a cyclic left $R$-module. Given ...
1
vote
1answer
130 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
92 views

Extension-closed subcategories of triangulated categories as “almost exact” categories

Did anybody study those subcategories of triangulated categories that are closed with respect to "extensions" (in the sense of distinguished triangles; in particular, any such $B$ is additive)? If we ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

Can you test flatness on $FP_3$-modules?

Let $A$ be a ring, and let $M$ be a right $A$-module. Then $M$ is flat if and only if for each left $A$-module $N$ we have that $Tor^1_A(M,N) = 0$. Becasuse $Tor$ commutes with filtered direct limits, ...
14
votes
0answers
671 views

Derived functors - homotopical vs homological approach

This question is a crosspost of the second part of this MSE question. In my first course in homological algebra, derived functors were defined in terms of universal $\delta$-functors. In the text ...
4
votes
0answers
58 views

Minimal rank of a permutation resolution of a $G$-lattice

Let $G$ be a finite group. By a $G$-lattice I mean a finitely generated free abelian group $L$ with an action of $G$. One says that $L$ is a permutation lattice if $L$ has a $\mathbb{Z}$-basis ...
3
votes
0answers
156 views

Is there a Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence for unramified cohomology?

Similar to the Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence for etale cohomology ($H^p(G, H^q_{et}(X_L, \mathcal F|_{X_L})) \Rightarrow H^{p+q}_{et}(X, \mathcal F)$ for a Galois field extension $L/k$ with ...
4
votes
0answers
116 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

Morphisms $P \to M$ in the derived category of a dg-category, if $P$ is h-projective

Let $\mathbf A$ be a dg-category. Denote by $\mathsf{C}_{\mathrm{dg}}(\mathbf A)$ the dg-category of right $\mathbf A$-modules, and by $\mathsf{C}(\mathbf A) = Z^0(\mathsf{C}_{\mathrm{dg}}(\mathbf ...
4
votes
1answer
273 views

On various “extension closures” and “orthogonals” in triangulated categories

A vague form of my question is the following one: for a class of objects $D$ of a triangulated category $C$ we consider the class $E$ of objects that satisfy $Mor_{C}(d,e)=\{0\}\ \forall d\in D$; ...
4
votes
1answer
164 views

Different ways of having infinite global dimension

Is there any ring $R$ of infinite global dimension such that any $R$-module is a retract (i.e. direct summand) of some $\oplus_{i\in I}M_i$ where each $M_i$ has finite projective dimension? I ask ...
3
votes
1answer
201 views

Model structure on non-negative differential graded algebras with homological grading

I was wondering if there exists a model structure on the category of non-negative differential graded algebras with homological grading. To be more precise: Let $Ch_{k}$ the model category of ...
13
votes
1answer
350 views

Homotopy transfer in the opposite direction

Let $X\rightleftarrows Y\circlearrowleft$ be a strong deformation retraction of chain complexes (a.k.a. contraction), i.e. $X\rightarrow Y\rightarrow X$ is the identity, $Y\rightarrow Y$ is a homotopy ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Subgroups with some closed property

Assume $A$ and $B$ are infinite abelian groups, $B$ is a subgroup of $A$. Is it true that if every homomorphism from $B$ to $\mathbb Z$ can be extended to a homomorphism from $A$ to $\mathbb Z$, then ...
5
votes
0answers
119 views

Matrix factorizations as a dg-category?

Matrix factorizations (in the graded case) give a triangulated category. I would imagine that there should be an underlying dg-category. Is there such a definition, and if so, where can I find it in ...