(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.

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Turning left modules into right modules over a homotopy Gerstenhaber algebra

For simplicity's sake, let $A$ be a dg-algebra over $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$. In the case when $A$ is a commutative algebra, we can turn a left $A$ module into a right $A$ module trivially. Of course ...
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An example of an object in $D^b_{\text{coh}}(\mathbb{P}^2)$ which is not formal

We know that for a curve $X$, any object $\mathcal{E}^{\bullet}$ in the derived category $D^b_{\text{coh}}(X)$ is formal, i.e. $\mathcal{E}^{\bullet}$ is quasi-isomporphic to the direct sum of its ...
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A more natural proof of Dold-Kan?

The Dold-Kan correspondence gives an equivalence of categories between $SAb$, the category of simplicial abelian groups, and $Ch_{\geq 0}$, the category of non-negatively graded chain complexes of ...
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homology theory for affine and projective algebraic sets?

Given $f_1,\ldots,f_r\in K[x_1,\ldots,x_m]$, resp. homogeneous $f_1,\ldots,f_r\in K[x_0,\ldots,x_m]$, is there a chain complex built from these polynomials, such that any polynomial map $\varphi\!: Z(...
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What are cohomology of Lie algebra with coefficients geometrically?

I want to find analog of following two statements. Let $G$ be a discrete group, $M$ is representation of $G$. Local systems on $BG$ are the same as $G$ representations (because $\pi_1 (BG) =G$). Let ...
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Lyndon–Hochschild–Serre spectral sequence for not normal subgroup

Is there analog of Lyndon–Hochschild–Serre spectral sequence for not normal subgroup? What can you say about it? Can you describe $E^{p, q}_1$ ? What is about $E^{p, q}_2$? What is the best technique ...
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Homogeneous polynomial vector fields tangent to the unit sphere

This question has something to do with that one. Let $n\ge1$ and $d\ge1$ be two given integers. Consider the polynomial vector fields $v=(v_1,\ldots,v_n)$ whose components $v_j$ are homogeneous of ...
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Computations of derivations, $d^2$, of a (Grothendieck) spectral sequence

The maps $d^1:E_1\rightarrow E_1$ have a nice description. Is there any text providing us with a description of the higher derivations $d^2:E_2\rightarrow E_2$ arising from a Grothendieck spectral ...
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Multiplicity of $Ext^{d-t}(M,\omega_R)$, ($d=\dim R, t=\dim M$)

Let $R=\bigoplus_{i \geq 0} R_i$ be a Cohen-Macaulay graded ring ($R_0$ is a field and $R$ is generated by $R_1$) of dimension $d$ with canonical module $\omega_R$, and $M$ a graded Cohen-Macaulay $R$-...
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What is a Beilinson spectral sequence?

I'm writing to ask just a question. I would like to understand better what is the Beilinson's spectral sequence and how it can be used. Is there any useful and clear reference you advice to someone ...
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A naturality question concerning the universal coefficient spectral sequence

I am reading Hillman's book "algebraic invariants of links" and on page 20 he mentions the following universal coefficient spectral sequence. Let X be a connected finite CW complex.Let $H$ be a ...
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Homological algebra is linearized homotopical algebra?

I have stumbled across statements like Homological algebra is linearized homotopical algebra. Chain complexes are linearizations of simplicial complexes. The Dold-Kan correspondence was ...
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Reference for homotopy (co)limits of (co)chain complexes via totalization of double complexes

It seems to be a well-known fact that homotopy (co)limits of (co)simplicial diagrams of nonnegatively graded (co)chain complexes in (Grothendieck) abelian categories can be computed by using the Dold-...
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cohomology version of Cartan-Leray spectral sequence that deduces cup product

On page 338, A User's Guide to Spectral Sequences. 2nd Edition, by John McCleary, Theorem 8.9, there is a Cartan-Leray spectral sequence for homology: If $X$ is a connected pace on which the group $\...
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Exact Functors from Perverse Sheaves

Pretty sure this is a simple question, but there's something I'm missing here. For context, I'm reading 'An Elementary Construction of Perverse Sheaves' by MacPherson and Vilonen. A key aspect of the ...
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Can you always find a regular sequence consisting of monomials?

Let $\mathbb{k}$ be a field, and let $S=\mathbb{k}[x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n]$. Let $M$ be an $S$-module. A sequence $$f_1,f_2,\ldots,f_r$$ of polynomials in the maximal ideal $\langle x_1,\ldots,x_n\rangle$ ...
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Hochschild cohomology of the skew group ring D(X)#G in the complex analytic case

Let $X$ be a n-dimensional complex compact manifold and let $G$ be a finite subgroup of $Aut(X)$ acting by biholomorphic maps on $X$. I would like to compute the Hochschild cohomology group $HH^{m}(D(...
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Projective dimension of ring over its center

If $A$ is a ring and $Z(A)$ is its center then what is a sufficient condition for the projective dimension of $A$ over $Z(A)$ (ie: $pd_{Z(A)}(A)$) to be finite? (Assuming that $A\neq Z(A)$).
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Existence of small projective dimensioned modules

Suppose $A$ is a (if necessary unital) associative ring and $I$ is a left ideal in $A$. Let $\operatorname{pd}(M)$ denote the projective dimension of a left $A$-module $M$. Then do either of the ...
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Shift functor and the origin of the linear decalage isomorphism

Let $(\mathbf{Vec}_\mathbb{Z}(\mathbb{K}),\otimes,\tau)$ be the symmetric monoidal category of $\mathbb{Z}$-graded $\mathbb{K}$-vector spaces, where $\otimes$ is the tensor product of $\mathbb{Z}$-...
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Classical deformation of algebras

Given a complex manifold (or a smooth scheme) $X$, the classical (infinitesimal) deformation theory is parametrized by the first cohomology with coefficients in the tangent sheaf $H^1 (X, T_X)$. ...
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Ext functor for more than two modules? [closed]

The question is natural. Let's just work in the category of modules over a ring. Pick three modules $M_1, M_2, M_3$. Consider consecutive extensions of these modules, i.e., consider M, such that we ...
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Strange invocation of Shapiro's lemma

I'm having trouble understanding a claim in a paper I'm reading. To avoid having to explain a lot of notation, I'll abstract the claim a bit. Assume that $G$ is a group with a subgroup $H$. Also, ...
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Ext and cup products and subvarieties

I am trying to understand Remark 11.3 in Huybrechts's amazing book on derived categories (FM transforms in AG). He starts with smooth projective varieties $j\colon Y \subset X$ and aims to describe ...
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Does the $(\mathbb Z/2)$-graded isomorphism $E_n \cong E_{n+2}$ have any nice properties?

This question assumes everything is dg. Let's decide to work over the "field" $\mathbb Q[\mu,\mu^{-1}]$ where $\mu$ has homological degree $+2$. Then chain complexes are just $\mathbb Z/2$-graded. ...
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Question about a theorem of Goodwillie on periodic cyclic homology

In his paper Cyclic homology, Derivations and the Free Loopsace, Goodwillie defines periodic cyclic homology for differential graded algebras (A,d) concentrated in non-negative degree. Why does he ...
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Is there a ring which is not Hermite but is coherent?

Call a commutative unital ring $R$ Hermite if for all $m, n\in \mathbb{N}$ with $m<n$, and all $f\in R^{m\times n}$ such that transpose($f$) is left invertible (with a matrix with entries from $R$...
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Regular rings and formally smooth algebras

Let $A\rightarrow B$ be a commutative $A$-algebra. If $A$ is a field and $B$ Noetherian and formally smooth over $A$, then it is known that $B$ must be a regular ring. Is there a partial converse of ...
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Lie bialgebras cohomology

I am wondering if there exist a universal construction of (co)-chain complex associated to a given algebra to study deformations as Hochschild homology for associative algebras, or Chevalley-Eilenberg ...
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Spectral sequence of a bicomplex equipped with a group action

Let $(A_1^\bullet,\partial_1)$ and $(A_2^\bullet,\partial_2)$ be complexes of $\mathbb{C}$-vector spaces. We suppose that $(A_1^\bullet,\partial_1)$ and $(A_2^\bullet,\partial_2)$ are equipped with ...
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On Serre's problem regarding the injectivity of Albert-Algebra cohomological invariants

In these Lecture Notes http://molle.fernuni-hagen.de/~loos/jordan/archive/cohinv/cohinv.pdf from 2006 by Garibaldi on page 21. 7.5 there is the following open problem mentioned: Is the map $g_3 \...
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Criterion for global dimension of subring

All rings are assumed to be associative and unital. If $B$ is a commutative sub-ring of $A$ (which itself needs not be commutative) then what properties of $B$ are both necessary and sufficient for ...
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Analogue of Baer's injectivity criterion for comodule algebras

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra and $A$ an $H$-comodule algebra; denote by $M^H_A$ the category of right $(H,A)$-Hopf modules [i.e. $A$-module, $H$-comodules, everything is compatible with everything else]. ...
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Whitehead's second Lemma and invariants of exterior square

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$ and let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite dimensional semisimple $k$-Lie algebra. By Whitehead's second Lemma, we know that $H^{2}(\mathfrak{g}, ...
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What does an endomorphism in a triangulated category give rise to?

Let $D\xrightarrow[]\varphi D\xrightarrow[]kE\xrightarrow[]j\Sigma D$ be an exact triangle in a triangulated category. I am trying to figure out what structure emerges from this on the base of the ...
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Computing $\text{Tor}_*^{R_G} (\mathbb{Z}, \mathbb{Z}) $ for a compact Lie group $G$

Let $R_G$ be the representation ring of $G$ a connected, simply connected Lie group, $I_G$ the augmentation ideal and $\mathbb{Z}=R_G/I_G$. $R_G$ acts on $\mathbb{Z}$ via $V \cdot n = (\dim V ) n$. I ...
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What is the right categorical framework for diagonal approximations, cup and cap products and identities between them?

I wanted to know what is the right categorical analog for the diagonal approximation for the singular chain complex $\Delta: C\rightarrow C\otimes C$ as a morphism in the homotopy category of chain ...
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Characterization of global sections (which are not products) of a sheaf which is locally a product

In order to compute certain group cohomology sets I have come upon a construction which seems rather general concerning sheaves which are locally products. So I will state the problem here in a ...
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Stable, tame A-infinity isomorphism?

Linear duality provides a correspondence between differentials on free tensor algebras and A-infinity algebras. Under this correspondence, what is the A-infinity counterpart of "stable, tame ...
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Is such a map null-homotopic?

Suppose I have (semi-infinite) chain complexes $$ \cdots \rightarrow A_i \rightarrow A_{i+1}\rightarrow \cdots$$ $$ \cdots \rightarrow B_i \rightarrow B_{i+1}\rightarrow \cdots$$ over an additive ...
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Doing some homological algebra in triangulated categories

It's well known that chain complexes are an abelian category, and in particular we can consider chain complexes of chain complexes, i.e. double complexes. Given a double complex $A^{\bullet\bullet} \...
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Cohomological dimension of transcendental p-adic extensions

Let $q$ denote a quadratic form over a field $k$. The u-invariant of a field $u(k)$ is defined by $u(k):=\{ max (\mathrm{rank}(q)) $ | $ q $ is anisotropic over $k\}$. Let $k = \mathbb{Q}_p$ for any ...
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Projective dimension of a sub-ideal

Let $\mathbf{k}$ be a field, and let $S=\mathbf{k}[x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n]$. Let $I\subset J$ be finitely generated monomial ideals in $S$. Is it true that the projective dimension of $I$ is either ...
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Homology and Exterior Square

Let $G$ be a finite group and $G \wedge G$ denote the exterior square of $G$. It is well known that the second integral homology $H_2(G,\mathbb{Z})$ is the kernel of homomorphism $x \wedge y \mapsto [...
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A functorial isomorphism in derived category

This question is a direct continuation of Question 1 in this post: Two basic questions on derived categories Let $f\colon \mathcal{A}\to\mathcal{B}$ be a left exact functor between two abelian ...
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Poincare duality for (co)homology of Lie algebras?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and $\mathfrak{g}$ a Lie $R$-algebra that has an $R$-module basis with $n$ elements. In Algebra, Geometry, and Software Systems by Joswig & Takayama on p.200 it ...
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terminology: “complex” and “sequence” in homological algebra

It appears that the terms "complex" and "sequence" are used synonymously in homological algebra. But there seem to be collocations (in the linguistic sense) that prefer one of those words. For ...
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relations between derived categories of ind-A and A

Let $A$ be an abelian category and $indA$ be its ind category. I want to know the relations between $D^b(A)$ and $D^b(indA)$. For example, I find in another question that if $A$ is thick in $indA$, ...
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Two basic questions on derived categories

Let $\mathcal{A}, \mathcal{B}$ be two abelian categories with sufficiently many injective objects (in my case these are categories of sheaves of vector spaces on a manifold). Let $f_*\colon \mathcal{A}...
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Yoneda extension in the category of representations

Assume $G$ is a group scheme over a field $k$ and consider the categories $Rep_G$ of finite dimensional representations of G and $REP_G$ of all representations of G. For two objects $A,B$ in $Rep_G$, ...