# Tagged Questions

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### (co)homology of symmetric groups

Let $S_n=\{\text{bijections }[n]\to[n]\}$ be the n-th symmetric group. Its (co)homology will be understood with trivial action. What are the $\mathbb{Z}$-modules $H_k(S_n;\mathbb{Z})$? Using GAP, we ...

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### Is there a finitely presented group with infinite homology over $\mathbb{Q}$?

Suppose $G$ is a discrete group given by finitely many generators with finitely many relations. Can the homology groups $H_i(G, \mathbb{Q})$, or equivalently $H_i(BG, \mathbb{Q})$ (topological ...

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### Trivial extensions by torsion-free groups

Let $A$ be an abelian group. Recall that $A$ is
($\bullet$) a Whitehead group if $\text{Ext}(A,\mathbb Z)=0$,
($\bullet$) a free abelian group if $\text{Ext}(A,D)=0$ for every abelian group $D$.
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### Groups such that all finite-dim representations are finitely presented

Let $G$ be an infinite group. What sorts of finiteness properties can I put on $G$ to ensure the following holds for all $M$?
Let $M$ be a finite-dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{Q}$ upon ...

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### Computing the Abelianization of an Automorphism Group

Setup: We are working in a Henselian local ring $(R, \mathfrak m, k)$ that way may assume is Cohen-Macaulay, admits a canonical module and is of finite type (so is an isolated singularity). Let ...

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### A map from the coinvariants of the dual to the dual of the invariants for a G-module

Suppose $G$ is a group and $X$ is a $\mathbb{Z}[G]$-module. Recall that the augmentation ideal $I \subset \mathbb{Z}[G]$ is generated by elements of the form $g - 1$ for $g \in G$, the coinvariants ...

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### A question on some computation of group cohomologies

Let $G=H\times J$, where $H\cong J\cong C_2$ (cyclic group of order 2). Let $M \cong \mathbb{Z}$ be a $G$-module via "trivial $H$-action and negation $J$-action". My question is "What are the group ...

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### Epimorphisms $\mathbb{Z}^{\mathbb{N}} \to \mathbb{Z}^{\mathbb{N}}$ are split

Consider the additive group of integer sequences $\mathbb{Z}^{\mathbb{N}}$. Why does every epimorphism of groups $\mathbb{Z}^{\mathbb{N}} \to \mathbb{Z}^{\mathbb{N}}$ split? $(\star)$
Actually this ...

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### Computing the cardinality of cohomology groups

I hope this question is not unreasonably broad. It is about calculating or at least bounding the cardinality of cohomology groups in case they are finite.
Let us assume we are given a group $G$ and a ...

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### Non-split extension of the rationals by the integers

Can someone describe explicitly an abelian group $A$ such that the extension $$0 \to \mathbb{Z} \to A \to \mathbb{Q} \to 0$$ doesn't split ?
Background: The Stein-Serre theorem (Hilton, Stammbach: A ...

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### finite complex with non-finitely generated homology with local coefficients

I am looking for an explicit example, if one exists, of a (pointed) finite connected CW-complex $X$ such that some homology group with local coefficients $H_n(X,{\mathbb Z}[\pi_1 X])$ is not a ...

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### Tensor product of acyclic complexes of free abelian groups

I am trying to find a relatively elementary proof of the following result: If $(K,d^K)$ and $(L,d^L)$ are acyclic chain complexes of free abelian groups, then their tensor product $(K \otimes L,d^{K ...

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### Do all exact 1 -> A -> AxB -> B -> 1 split for finite groups?

Let $A$, $B$ be finite groups. Is it true that all short exact sequences $1 \rightarrow A \rightarrow A \times B \rightarrow B \rightarrow 1$ split on the right?
In other words, do there exist ...

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### presentations of Sp(n, Z) and cocycles.

Question: where can I find explicit presentations of the group $Sp(n, \mathbb Z)$, for small $n$?
It is known that $Sp(n, \mathbb Z)$ admits a $2$-cocycle $h$ with values in $\mathbb Z/2\mathbb ...

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### Hirsch length and cohomological dimension

It seems to be known that Hirsch length and cohomological dimension agree for (torsion-free, finitely generated) polycyclic groups.
If we drop the assumption "torsion-free", then cd is of course ...

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### Non-vanishing of group cohomology in sufficiently high degree

Atiyah in his famous paper , Characters and cohomology of finite groups, after proving completion of representation ring in augmentation ideal is the same as $ K(BG)$, gives bunch of corollaries of ...

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### Where can I easily look up / calculate (abelian) group cohomology?

For an example I'm trying to understand, I need to calculate some cohomology group of some $\mathbb Z$-module with coefficients in some other $\mathbb Z$-module (with no interesting actions). (In ...

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### Extensions of an infinite product of copies of Z by Z

The question is simple:
Let $P$ be an infinite direct product of copies of $\mathbb Z$. Do there exist any nontrivial extensions
$$0 \to \mathbb Z \to E \to P \to 0$$
in the category of commutative ...

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### Do the homological dimension and cohomological dimension for a group agree?

Or equivalently, if $G$ is a group, do the projective and injective dimension of $Z$ (viewed as a $ZG$-module) agree?
Thanks!

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### a small question about group homology

If a group G has a subgroup H of finite index which is torsion free, then does it satisfy $H_\ast (G,Q) = H_ \ast (H,Q)$? (probably it is very well known...)

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### (co)homology of cyclic groups

Hello to all,
While sprucing up my knowledge of group (co)homology,I stumbled onto the following question: The first step you usually take to compute various (co)homologies is to construct the ...

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### What is a “block” in an abelian category?

In the literature and in some posts here, there has been variation in the undefined use of the term "block" for a category of modules over a ring, or more abstractly an abelian category (all of which ...