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Can group cohomology be used to study fiber bundles?

Is (non-abelian) cohomology used to study vector and principal bundles? Can you give me a text or an article? For example: Consider a vector bundle $E$ with fiber $V$ and base manifold $M$. Consider ...
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1answer
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Are finite-dimensional representations of groups of type $\text{FP}_{\infty}$?

Let $G$ be a group (possibly infinite) and $k$ be a field. A module $M$ over $k[G]$ is said to be of type $\text{FP}_{\infty}(k)$ if it has a projective resolution each of whose terms is finitely ...
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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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1answer
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Cohomology after completion

I've been scouring google and asking friend about something I was certain must be absolutely the easiest thing to people who do homological algebra, and none seem to know the answer to this, so if ...
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1answer
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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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Non-degeneracy of cup products on Tate-cohomology groups

I am working on a paper of R.P Langlands called "Representations of abelian algebraic groups", available here: http://www.sunsite.ubc.ca/DigitalMathArchive/Langlands/pdf/AbelianAlg-ps.pdf Now on page ...
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1answer
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Cup-products and Transgression maps.

This question is related to Lyndon-Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence and cup products. I have the followin result by J.S Milne in his book Arithmetic duality theorems pg 105. Let $$0 \rightarrow C ...
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Lyndon-Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence and cup products

First here is my setup: Let $W$ be some group, and $C$ a normal subgroup of finite index, and let $W/C=G$. Now let $L$ be a a $G$-module on which $C$ acts trivially, so in particular we get on action ...
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2answers
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H^d[U(1)^n,U(1)] of the Borel cohomology and Chern-Simons theory

Firstly I apologize that I am a physicist, with a relatively unrigorous math training. My approach of the problem can be Feynman style. Below $Z$ is the integer $\mathbb{Z}$, and $U(1)$ Abelian group ...
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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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1answer
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Transfer map for group homology.

I'm trying to figure out what the transfer map looks like in a specific case. Here's the set up Let $G$ be a group and $H$ a subgroup of finite index, and let $h_{i}$ for $i=1,..,n$, be coset ...
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Evens norm as a derived functor

In the theory of cohomology of groups there are several important maps between cohomologies: restriction, inflation, transfer and Evens norm. The first three of them can be clearly seen on the level ...
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1answer
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Why do we use the diagonal for diagonal approximations ?

First recall how the cup product is defined for the cohomology of a group $G$: Fix a projective resolution $P \to \mathbb{Z}$ over $\mathbb{Z}G$. Then $P \otimes P \to \mathbb{Z} \otimes \mathbb{Z} ...
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Why is the transfer map Tate-dual to restriction ?

In one of their papers (before Theorem 7.2), Benson and Carlson state that the transfer map is Tate-dual to the restriction homomorphisms (also see Remark 1.3 of this recent paper). More ...
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Computing Slim Extensions representing Ext

Hey Everyone Let $A$ be an algebra over a field (group rings $k[G]$ for group cohomology, the Steenrod Algebra). We want to compute, say, $Ext_A(k,k)$, so let $F_*\to k$ be an $A$-free resolution. ...
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2answers
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Conditions for the restriction $H^i(G,A)\to H^i(H,A)$ being surjective

I was wondering what the condition is for the restriction map (in group cohomology) $H^i(G,A)\to H^i(H,A)$ to be surjective. I am a little confused about when maps between cohomology groups are ...
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1answer
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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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Subobject-poset (co-)homology

Given a group, there is another way to define its "(co-)homology" using a classifying space. Specifically, one takes the partially ordered set of its proper non-trivial subgroups (if they exist), and ...
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3answers
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Is $\mathbb{Z}_p$ flat $\mathbb{Z}_pG$-module for a finite $p$-group $G$?

Hello? I have a simple question. Is $\mathbb{Z}_p$ flat $\mathbb{Z}_pG$-module for a finite $p$-group $G$? Here, $p$ is prime and $\mathbb{Z}_p$ means the integers localized at $(p)$. If not, is it ...
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How do I get the correct long exact sequence for relative group cohomology in terms of derived functors?

Background: I want to consider relative group cohomology: the construction is as follows. I have a subgroup $H\subseteq G$ (and note that I don't want to assume that $H$ is normal in $G$), and a ...
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4answers
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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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1answer
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Group cohomology and cohomology in non-abelian categories

One defines the $H^n(G,M)$ where $M$ is a $\mathbb{Z}[G]$ module as $Ext^n_{\mathbb{Z}[G]}(\mathbb{Z},M)$ where $\mathbb{Z}$ is viewed as a trivial $\mathbb{Z}[G]$-module. Is this part of a general ...
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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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Injection of Ext into H^2

Let $G$ be an abelian group, $A$ a trivial $G$-module. We know that $\text{Ext}(G,A)$ classifies abelian extensions of $G$ by $A$, whereas $H^2(G,A)$ classifies central extensions of $G$ by $A$. So ...
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Essential theorems in group (co)homology

I'm trying to fill in the gaps in my understanding of group (co)homology and I'm wondering what are considered the "must know" theorems and concepts. I'm thinking of things along the lines of ...
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Why does non-abelian group cohomology exist?

If K is a non-abelian group on which a group G acts via automorphisms, we can define 1-cocycles and 1-coboundaries by mimicking the explicit formulas coming from the bar resolution in ordinary group ...