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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 ...
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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 $\text{Tor}...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 $\mathcal{C},\...
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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 $\nu=(\nu_1\geq\nu_2\geq\cdots\geq\nu_{\ell}\geq0)$, $\mu=(\mu_1\geq\...
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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 ...
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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 two-...
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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 ...
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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 $cd(X)$ ...
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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 $f$...
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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 ...
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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 $\mathcal{S}$...
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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 them....
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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 ...
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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 conservative....
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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\ |\ \...
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Conditions for splitting of short exact sequence?

Assume $K$ is a number field and $E$ is an elliptic curve defined over $K$. Are there conditions under which the short exact sequence $$0\rightarrow E (K)/mE (K)\rightarrow H^1_{Sel}(K,E_m)\...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 $\mathsf{C}(\mathbf A) = Z^0(\mathsf{C}_{\mathrm{dg}}(\mathbf A))$...
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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 $Mor_{C}(d,e)=\{0\}\ \forall d\in D$; ...
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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 ...
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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 non-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Dimension of Ext modules [closed]

Let $(R,m)$ be a noetherian local ring, and $M$ and $N$ be two finitely generated $R$-module. Then is it true that $\dim \text{Ext}^k(M,N)\leq \dim M-k$? If not does the reversed inequality hold?
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When is the cohomology of a space Ext(k,k)?

If $X$ is aspherical, we know that $H^*(X,k) = \text{Ext}_R(k,k)$, with $R = k\pi_1$. For non-aspherical spaces, do we ever have $H^*(X,k) = \text{Ext}_R(k,k)$ for some ring $R$? Obviously we need ...
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Antisymmetrization of the Hochschild cocycle

Let $A$ be a commutative (unital, complex) algebra and let $\varphi$ be a $n+1$-linear functional on $A$ (we will call it cochain). Define $$(b\varphi)(a_0,a_1,...,a_{n+1}):=\sum_{j=0}^{n}(-1)^j\...
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LES for relative cohomology via sheaves

I was unable to find a suitable answer for the following question: Once one learns that singular cohomology is the same as cohomology with coefficients in locally constant sheaf, it is natural to try ...
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End of the Ext functors

Let $R$ be a ring, and consider the hom functor $\hom\colon Mod(R)^\text{op}\times Mod(R)\to Mod(R)$; the end of $\hom$ is well-known to be the set of endomorphisms (endonatural transformations) of ...
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$\inf\{i\in \mathbb N \cup \{0\}\cup\infty\mid Ext^i_R(R/I,R)\neq 0\}=0 ?$

Let $R := k[x_1, \cdots, x_n, \cdots]/(x_1^1, \cdots , x^n_n, \cdots),$ where $k$ is a field. Set $I:=(x_1, \cdots, x_n, \cdots)$. the questions are: Is $\inf\{i\in \mathbb N \cup \{0\}\cup \{\...
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A question on the cohomology of elliptic curves over local fields

Let $K$ be a number field,$\nu$ a nonarchimedian prime of $K$, $K_{\nu} $ the completion of $K $ at $\nu $ with maximal unramified extension $K_{\nu}^{unr} $. Let $E $ be an elliptic curve defined ...
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Global dimension of graded Lie algebra

The rational global dimension of a graded algebra $A=(A_k)_{k\geq 0}$, with $A_0=\mathbb Q$, denoted here ${\rm gl}\dim A$ is defined to be the greatest integer $k$ (or $\infty$) such that ${\rm Ext}^...
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Minimal free resolution of sum of ideals

Let $S$ be the polynomial ring in $n$ variables, and let $I_1$ and $I_2$ be ideals in $S$. What can be said about the $\mathbb{Z}$-graded minimal free resolution of $I_1+ I_2$ in terms of the $\mathbb{...
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Decide two indices of Ext functor

This question is from the proof of Theorem 11.34 in the book: Twenty-four Hours of Local Cohomology. Let $R$ and $S$ be CM local ring and $R\to S$ a local homomorphism such that $S$ is a finite ...
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A “lower-central” filtration of Steenrod algebra?

$\renewcommand{\Atwo}{\mathcal{A}_2}$ So, a lot of good work has been accomplished by filtering the Steenrod algebras $\mathcal{A}_p$ in powers of the Augmentation ideal; For reasons partly ...
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When is finding an explicit inverse of an isomorphism not possible

My question is about Shapiro's lemma. Consider the isomorphism $\phi: H^n(G, Hom_{ZH}(ZG, A))\cong H^n(H,A)$ of shapiro's lemma. I would like to describe this via cochains. So the obvious map is $\...
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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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What kind of ringed space $X$ has the property that a locally free sheaf is projective in Qcoh$(X)$?

It is well known that for an affine scheme $X$, every finitely generated locally free sheaf $\mathcal{E}$ is projective in the category Qcoh$(X)$. i.e. the functor $\text{Hom}_{\text{Qcoh}(X)}(\...