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Torsionless not separable abelian groups

A torsionless abelian group $A$ is one for which any element $a\neq 0$ can be sent to a nonzero element of $Z$ by some homomorphism $A\rightarrow Z$ (integers). Equivalently, $A$ can be embedded as a ...
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Is this map representable? what is the fiber?

Consider the following map of stacks: Let $S$ be the stack whose $A$ points are diagrams of the form \begin{array}{ccccc} {} & {} & U & {} \\ {} & {} & \downarrow & \searrow \\...
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Understanding the purely formal part of the sheaf theoretic (cohomological) framework for representation theory

By now I have the impression that many statements in representation theory can be phrased a lot more elegantly using cohomological language. Therefore I'm trying to understand a bit better the sheaf ...
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Normalization of Hochschild cocycles

Let $A$ be a unital algebra over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $C^n(A)$ be the space of all $n+1$-linear maps $f:A^{n+1} \to \mathbb{C}$ (to be called $n$-cochains). Define $b:C^n(A) \to C^{n+1}(A)$ by the ...
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Heuristic explanation of why we lose projectives in sheaves.

We know that presheaves of any category have enough projectives and that sheaves do not, why is this, and how does it effect our thinking? This question was asked(and I found it very helpful) but I ...
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Question on Hochschild cohomology

Let given ring $A$ without zero divisors and subring $\mathbf{k}\subset Z(A)$. Let also given $M~-$ $A~-$ bimodule, such that $xm = mx, \forall x\in \mathbf{k}, m\in M$. Is it true that if for $\...
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When is a functor a right derived functor?

Suppose we have Grothendieck abelian categories $\mathcal{A}, \mathcal{B}$. Suppose also we have given an exact functor of triangulated categories $$ F \colon D(\mathcal{A}) \to D(\mathcal{B}) $$ ...
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Monomial algebras and depth

Let $R:=k[x_1,\ldots, x_n]$ be the standard polynomial ring. Let $I\subseteq R$ be a monomial ideal of height $\ge 2,$ and $\{\ell_1, \ldots, \ell_{t}\}\subseteq R_1$ an $R$-regular sequence. Assume $...
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Inner automorphisms acts as identity on Hochschild homology

Let $A$ be a unital algebra and $u \in A$ be an invertible element. Let us consider $u_n(a_0 \otimes a_1 \otimes ... \otimes a_n):=ua_0u^{-1} \otimes ua_1u^{-1} \otimes ... \otimes ua_nu^{-1}$. 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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Where am I suppose to actually learn how to compute hypercohomology?

I'm reading about algebraic de Rham cohomology over characteristic zero which is constructed using hypercohomology. Already, constructing injective resolutions is difficult, and coupling this with ...
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Serre's theorem about regularity and homological dimension

One of the nicest results I know of is (Auslander-Buchsbaum-)Serre's theorem asserting that a (commutative!) local ring is regular iff it has finite global dimensional. I'd like to ask a somewhat ...
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What is the definition of pure exact sequences in the category of chain complexes?

Let ‎$‎‎\mathcal{C}‎$ ‎be a ‎closed ‎symmetric ‎monoidal‎ ‎Grothendieck ‎category. ‎Then ‎there ‎are ‎two ‎general ‎notions ‎of ‎purity ‎in ‎‎$‎‎\mathcal{C}‎$‎, ‎the ‎‎$‎‎\lambda‎‎$‎-purity and the ‎$‎...
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The derived version of the Grothendieck spectral sequence

Consider the (very well known) Grothendieck spectral sequence for composition of functors $\mathcal F: \mathcal A \to \mathcal B$ and $\mathcal G: \mathcal B \to \mathcal C$ between abelian categories ...
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Isomorphism in cyclic cohomology vs isomorphism in Hochschild cohomology

Let $A$ be a unital algebra over a field $K$, $C^n(A)$ a space of all $n+1$ linear maps into scalar field $k$ (I'm interested in case $k=\mathbb{C}$) and $$(bf)(a_0,...,a_{n+1})=\sum_{i=0}^n(-1)^if(...
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What is known about the morphism $H^*_{Lie}(L,L)\to H^*_{Lie}(L,UL)$ induced by $L\hookrightarrow UL$

Let $L$ be a (differential) graded Lie algebra over a field $k$ of characteristic 0, and let $UL$ be the universal enveloping algebra of $L$. The inclusion $L\hookrightarrow UL$ induces a morphism of ...
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Reversing the arrows-dual theorems

When one studies homological algebra one learns some basic stuff-diagram chasing, long exact sequences associated to short exact sequence of complexes and so on. Usually one works out the details with ...
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Milnor patching for general modules

The Milnor patching theorem for projective modules is the following statement. Given a pullback diagram of rings $$ \begin{array}{} R & \xrightarrow{f_2} & R_2 \\ \downarrow{f_1} & &...
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Hochschild cohomology of smooth commutative algebra

The beautiful Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg theorem tells us $HH^*(A,A)=\wedge^* \text{Der}(A)$ for a smooth affine algebra $A$. I wonder what happens when we consider $HH^*(A,A\otimes A)$, where $A\...
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Is the pair (C-flat modules, C-cotorsion modules) a cotorsion theory?

As we know, the pair (flat modules, cotorsion modules) is a cotorsion theory. Is the pair (C-flat modules, C-cotorsion modules) a cotorsion theory? Here C is a semidualizing module. Thanks!
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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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Isomorphisms between extension group and $\mathfrak{u}$-cohomology

Let $\mathcal{O}^{\mathfrak{p}}$ be a parabolic subcategory (see, Humphrey's BGG's Ch.9) of the BGG category $\mathcal{O}$ (w.r.t the Cartan $\mathfrak{h}$ and Borel $\mathfrak{b}$) over a finite-...
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Simultaneous extension of modules

Let $R$ be a commutative ring. Suppose $R$-modules $X,A,B,C$ and $Y$ are given such that the outer two rows and the outer two columns in the following diagram are exact. $\hskip1in$ Does it ...
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Spectral sequences to compute Hom's in derived category

Does anybody have a good reference that lists spectral sequences that may be used to compute Hom sets in derived categories (of coherent sheaves, say)?
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Cohomology of central extensions of groups

Let G be a central extension of a finite group H by $Z/2$. I need an explicit description of the differentials $d_2$ and $d_3$ in the Lyndon-Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence which converges to the ...
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Homology of inverse limits over inverse systems more complicated than towers

Most textbooks discussions of homology of inverse limits of chain complexes consider only “towers,” i.e. inverse systems indexed by the natural numbers. I’d like to find a reference that explains what ...
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Bijection modeling isomorphism of infinite-dimensional vector spaces

Let $T : V \to W$ be an isomorphism of vector spaces with bases $B_V$ and $B_W$, which may be of any cardinality. Does there exist a bijection $f : B_V \to B_W$ such that, for each $b_V \in B_V$,...
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Classification of representation-finite algebras up to stable equivalence of Morita type

Assume $K$ is an algebraically closed field. I wanted to ask if there is a classification of the representation-finite $K$-algebras up to stable equivalence of Morita type (at least for some small ...
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Description of connecting maps of Derived functors

Let $C$ be an abelian category with enough injectives and $F$ be a left exact additive functor. Consider the short exact sequence $0 \to A' \to A \to A ''\to 0$. Therefore, we have connecting maps $\...
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Non-homotopic cdga maps with same effect on cohomology

Let $f, g : \mathcal{A} \to \mathcal{B}$ be maps of commutative differential graded algebras. An easy way to tell if they are homotopic is by looking at their effect on cohomology. However, if $f$ ...
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Can the Hochschild cochain complex be given the structure of a “homotopy BV algebra”?

In a 1993 letter, Deligne posed the following (paraphrased from a paper of Gerstenhaber and Voronov's): Conjecture (Deligne). The Hochschild cochain complex $CC^*(A)$ of an associative ...
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Socle of tilting modules in the BGG category $\mathcal{O}$ over a semisimple Lie algebra

Suppose that $\mathfrak{g}$ is a finite dimensional, complex, semisimple Lie algebra. Let $\mathcal{O}$ be the BGG category over $\mathfrak{g}$. Tilting module theory play an important role in the ...
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depth of ideal in polynomial ring

Let $R$ be a Noetherian local ring. Then the "depth" of an ideal $I$ measures the maximal length of regular sequence inside $I$. And $depth (R/I)$ measures the maximal length of regular sequence in ...
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forgetful on ext functor : reference request

learning about ext functors I encountered the following statement (source : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext_functor) : "For $\mathbb{F}_p$ the finite field on $p$ elements, we also have ...
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Projective dimension and tensorial product of two modules

Let $M$,$N$ be two modules over commutative ring $R$. Can we say that $pd (M \otimes N )= $ $pd( M) + pd( N)$? Thanks!
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When is the category of Gorenstein projective $R$-modules Frobenius?

Let $R$ be a ring (associative with unit, but not necessarily commutative, and definitely not necessarily Noetherian.) Then the category $\operatorname{GP}(R)$ consists of those $R$-modules having a ...
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Auslander-Reiten theory for Gorenstein algebras

In the paper "Cohen-Macauley and Gorenstein artin algebras", Auslander and Reiten have a short section about Auslander-Reiten theory in Gorenstein algebras (I always assume we have an artin algebra ...
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Why $k[x,y]$ is not a formally smooth algebra?

We could talk about the formal smoothness of an algebra. See for example Ginzburg's lecture notes For an associative algebra $A$ over a field $k$ we define $$ D(A)=T(A+\bar{A})/(\bar{ab}=a\bar{b}+\bar{...
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The $\mathrm{Hom}(E_2,E_1)$-action on $\mathrm{Ext}^1(E_2,E_1)$ [closed]

Let $E_1$ and $E_2$ be objects in an abelian category $\mathcal{C}$. How can I see the natural action of $\mathrm{Hom}(E_2,E_1)$ on $\mathrm{Ext}^1(E_2,E_1)$?
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Acyclic extension of free DGA-modules

I want to find some method to do the following: given an DGA-module $M$ over some commutative ring $k$, positively graded ($M_i=0$ if $i<0$), where each component $M_i$ has a free action by the ...
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Free Symmetric Operads and $\mathbb{S}$-modules

In the definition of operads, if we restrict our attention to $\mathbb{S}$-modules where the action by the symmetric groups is free, then the free operads have still an underlying free $\mathbb{S}$-...
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When is bar-cobar duality an equivalence?

Let $A$ be an augmented differential graded algebra over a field $k$. I will write $BA$ for its bar construction (whose homology is $Tor^A(k, k)$). This is a co-augmented differential graded ...
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Is the bar resolution of complexes dg-functorial?

Let $k$ be a commutative ring, and let $V$ be a complex of $k$-modules (more in general, we can take an $\mathcal A$-dg-module, where $\mathcal A$ is a dg-category. We can construct the bar resolution ...
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Regular sequence, and projective dimension

Let $I\subset J$ be two ideals of $k[x_{1},..,x_{n}]$, where $I$ is generated by a regular sequence. What can we say about the projective dimension of $J/I$ Thank you!
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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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Projective dimension of modules

Let $M$, $N$ be two modules over commutative ring $R$. Suppose that they have finite projective dimension. Can we say something about the projective dimension of the $R-$module $Hom_{R}(M,N)$? Thanks!
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mod $p$ homology module of unordered configuration spaces of the projective plane

Let $M$ be a manifold and $k$ be a positive integer. Let $F(M,k)$ be the $k$-th ordered configuration space over $M$, consisting of all ordered $k$-tuples of distinct points in $M$. Let $\Sigma_k$ be ...
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Surjections to free commutative dgas

Consider the category $C$ of commutative dgas (unbounded in both degrees) over a ring $R$ (in practice the integers or the integers mod $p$). Let $F$ be the free functor from chain complexes to $C$ ...
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$Ext$ functor over a product of groups

Let $G_1$ and $G_2$ be two groups (of some kind, e.g. finite groups). Let $M_1, N_1$ be $G_1$-modules, and $M_2, N_2$ be $G_2$ modules, always with coefficients in $\mathbb{C}$. Write $G = G_1 \...
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1-st cohomology of multiplicative group in a vector space

Let $\mathbb k$ be a field of characteristic $p$ and let $\mathbb k_n$ be a 1-dimensional representation of $\mathbb k^\times$, where the action is given by $t\circ v= t^n v$. Is it known what are the ...