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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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Cohomology theory “from” Grothendieck's six operations?

How, precisely, (as suggested by grothendieck) cohomology theory naturally follows from the Grothendieck's six operations associated to the category derived from the topos? I would like some ...
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A Hom-Tensor identity - $\text{Hom}_{R}(P,B)\otimes _SC \cong \text{Hom}_{R}(P,B \otimes_S C) $

let $R,S$ be associative algebras over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $\mathcal{C} \subseteq$ $R$-Mod be a full abelain subcategory of $R$-Mod which is the category of $R$-modules. Let $B$ and $C$ be, a ...
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t-structure induced on the Verdier quotient ${\cal T}/\cal S$

Let $\mathfrak t$ be a $t$-structure on a triangulated category $\cal T$. Let $\cal S$ be a thick (or even non-thick) triangulated subcategory, and ${\cal T}/\cal S$ the Verdier quotient. Is there a ...
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Fracturing $t$-structures

$\def\tee{\mathfrak{t}}$ Let $\tee_1,\tee_2$ be two $t$-structures on a triangulated category $\cal T$; call them fracturing if the two fiber sequences $\tau^\le_1X\to X\to \tau^\ge_1X$ and ...
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Are product / coproduct projections / inclusions 'semistrict'?

Let $\mathbf{C}$ be a category with zero object, kernels, and cokernels. Then, a morphism $f\colon A\rightarrow B$ in $\mathbf{C}$ is semistrict iff the canonical map $\operatorname{Coker}(\ker ...
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a generalization of the annihilator of cokernel ideal (some new invariants of modules?) [closed]

Let $R$ be a (commutative, associative, unital) ring, consider a homomorphism of some (finitely generated) free $R$-modules $E\stackrel{A}{\rightarrow}F$. Say $rank(F)=m$. The basic invariants of $A$ ...
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If a faithfully flat extension of dg/A_$\infty$-algebra is formal, is the original algebra formal (over positive characteristic)?

Proposition 6.2 of Formality of DG algebras (after Kaledin) by Lunts reads (with a few additions to clarify notation): Let $k$ be a field of characteristic 0. Let $A$ be an $A_\infty$ algebra ...
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Complete the following sequence: point, triangle, octahedron, . . . in a dg-category

Let $\mathcal C$ be a pre-triangulated dg-category (or a stable $\infty$-category, if you wish). An object $X$ in $\mathcal C$ gives a "point": $$X$$ A morphism $X\xrightarrow f Y$ in $\mathcal C$ ...
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Example of non-locally finite stability condition

I am trying to work out example 5.6 in Bridgeland's paper "Stability conditions on triangulated categories". http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v166-n2-p01.pdf A standard ...
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Complex integration over 1-singular chain

Let $f$ be a continuous function on $\mathbb{C}$ and assume that $\lim_{z\to \infty} zf(z) = \lambda.$ Let us note for all natural $n$ $$C_n = \{z \in \mathbb{C} : |z|=n\}.$$ Then, a usual fact of ...
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Why are quasi-isomorphisms of homotopy algebras only defined for arity 1?

When reading about homotopy algebras (e.g. $L_\infty$-algebras, $A_\infty$-algebras), an $\infty$-morphism $f$ is called an $\infty$-quasi-isomorphism if $f_1$ is a quasi-isomorphism. Recall/Example ...
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Projective resolutions of torsion modules [closed]

Let $l$ be a prime number, $n\in \mathbb{Z}$. Is it true that any finitely generated $\mathbb{Z}/l^n\mathbb{Z}$-module has a finite (left) resolution by free finitely generated ...
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Third (co-) homology of Cyclic groups

Is there a general simple theorem for the third cohomology of cyclic groups $H_3(\mathbb{Z}_n, U(1))= ?$. In particular, I am interested in finding $H_3(\mathbb{Z}_8, U(1))$. I know the answer can be ...
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Compatibility of connecting homomorphisms for Tor/Ext

This is a simple question about Tor and Ext functors. Let $R$ be a commutative ring, and let $0 \to M' \to M \to M'' \to 0$ and $0 \to N' \to N \to N'' \to 0$ be short exact sequences of $R$-modules. ...
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Is an weakly finite R-module Serre subcategory of the category of R-modules?

A definition for weakly finite $R$-modules is as follow: Definition: Let ($R$,$m$) a local ring. Let $S$ be the largest class of $R$-modules satisfying the following four properties: (1) If $M \in ...
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When is a quasi-isomorphism necessarily a homotopy equivalence?

Under what circumstances is a quasi-isomorphism between two complexes necessarily a homotopy equivalence? For instance, this is true for chain complexes over a field (which are all homotopy ...
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When Hom(M,E) is injective? [closed]

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring with non-zero identity, $M$ be an $R$-module and $E$ be an injective $R$-module. When $Hom(M,E)$ is injective? Thanks.
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The projective resolution of a direct summand

For an $R$-module $M$ fix a projective resolution $P^\bullet\to M$. If $N$ is a direct summand of $M$, that is there is $L$ such that $M=N\oplus L$, then is there a projective resolution of $N$ which ...
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Does the Tate construction (defined with direct sums) have a derived interpretation?

Any abelian group M with an action of a finite group $G$ has a Tate cohomology object $\hat H(G;M)$ in the derived category of chain complexes. There are several ways to define this. One is as the ...
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Could Partial Tiltings be studied as Almost Complete Tiltings?

The first part of what follows is a brief recap of the definitions, setting and motivations for my questions. Experts can find the questions at the end. Here $k$ denotes an algebraically closed ...
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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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Does Ext commute with direct limit?

Is it true that if $\mbox{Ext}^{1}(P,M)=0$ for every finitely generated module $M$ then $P$ is projective? Or that if $\mbox{Ext}^{1}(M,Q)=0$ for every finitely generated module $M$ then $Q$ is ...
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N-periodic derived categories

I have some seemingly basic questions about $N$-periodic derived categories to which I have not found answers in any of the usual places. Let $R$ be a ring, and let $D(R)_{\mathbb Z/N\mathbb Z}$ ...
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Lie algebra (co)homology of the Lie algebra of differential operators

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety (or a complex manifold) over $\mathbb C$. Let $D(X)$ be its algebra of differential operators. Mostly I am interested in algebraic differential operators, but the case ...
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On the ordered set of real numbers, does sheaf+cosheaf imply constant?

I have a technical question about unbounded chain complexes. I couldn't think of a descriptive title for it. Let $P$ be a chain complex of contravariant functors on $\mathbf{R}$ (the real numbers ...
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A spectral sequence for computing cohomology of a space from that of its strata

Let $X$ be a smooth complex variety (not necessarily compact) and let $D$ be a normal crossings divisors with components $D_1$, $D_2$, ..., $D_N$. For a set of indices $I$, let $D_I = \bigcap_{i \in ...
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Equivalence between recollements

Suppose you have a pair of recollements $$ \mathcal{A}' \stackrel{\overset{i^*}{\longleftarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{i_*}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{i^!}{\longleftarrow}}} ...
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Spectral Sequences reference

What is the best reference for spectral sequences for mathematicians who are not experts at the subject, but would just like to open a book and find the SS they need, without going in to deep. I'm ...
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To calculate $Tor_1^G(\mathbb{Z},N_{ab})$ and $Tor_1^Q(\mathbb{Z},N_{ab})$

Let $G$ be a finite $p$-group and $N$ be a normal subgroup of $G$. I wish to calculate $Tor_1^G(\mathbb{Z},N_{ab})$ and $Tor_1^Q(\mathbb{Z},N_{ab})$, where $Q=G/N$. I could not found any lecture notes ...
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Projective resolutions for commutative monoids

What is the right notion of a projective resolution of a commutative monoid? The category Mon of commutative monoids has plenty of projective (and even free) objects. Indeed, for every set $X$ ...
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Filtered Colimit of associative $k$-algebras that are domains

Let $C$ be a filtered subcategory of the category of commutative algebras over a fixed field $k$ whose objects are all integral domains. Then the colimit of the obvious diagram is an integral domain. ...
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a question about Bockstein spectral sequence

I find the following theorem for Bockstein spectral sequence at http://pages.vassar.edu/mccleary/files/2011/04/MC10.fin_.pdf, page 459: Question. for a fixed $k$, if $\beta$ does not hit ...
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A general version of the 5 lemma

Suppose you have an abelian category $\bf A$, and $A\to B\to C$, $A'\to B'\to C'$ two exact sequences, in a diagram $$ \begin{array}{cccccccc} 0 &\to & A &\to& B &\to& C ...
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Tensor product of monomorphisms is a monomorphism?

Given a commutative ring $k$ and for $i = 1,2$ a homomorphism of $k$-modules $X_i \overset {f_i} \longrightarrow Y_i$ with $X_i$ flat over $k$. Is the following conclusion true for general $k$? If ...
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Is there an obstruction which classifies “quasi-isomorphism but not chain equivalence”?

Fix a ring $R$ and let $C_\bullet$, $D_\bullet$ be (possibly unbounded) chain complexes of $R$-modules. Assume that $f_\bullet:C_\bullet \to D_\bullet$ is a quasi-isomorphism: that is to say, $f$ is a ...
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Switching left and right adjoints in recollement situations

In Fascieaux pervers, Beilinson, Bernstein and Deligne define a recollement situation as a triple of triangulated categories $\mathcal{D}_U,\mathcal{D}_F$ and $\mathcal{D}$, together with functors $$ ...
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Does abstract nonsense of model categories determine the “nonlinear” morphisms of $L_\infty$ algebras?

Recall that a Lie algebra is a module for the operad $\mathrm{Lie}$, which is freely generated by a binary antisymmetric operation $\beta$ modulo an equation that is quadratic in $\beta$. There is a ...
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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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Do $RHom(C,D)$ and $DG(C,D)$ have equivalent homotopy categories?

Toen in The homotopy theory of dg-categories and derived Morita theory Section 6 introduced the internal Hom's between dg-categories. Actually for two dg-categories $C$ and $D$, Toen defined $$ ...
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Weight filtration on certain Galois representations

Let $G$ be the absolute Galois group of a number field $K$. Let $\ell$ be a prime number. There are representations $\mathbb{Z}_\ell(n)$ of $G$ on the group of $\ell$-adic integers given by the ...
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Compactly supported distributions as a projective G-module

For a Lie group $G$ and a locally convex space $V$ let $\mathcal{E}(G,V)$ be the locally convex space of smooth functions from $G$ to $V$, and accordingly $\mathcal{E}_c^\prime(G,V)$ the space of ...
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Cap product on Leray-Serre spectral sequences

Let $\ p:X\to B\ $ be a fibration of spaces with fiber $F$. Then there are homological and cohomological Leray-Serre spectral sequences $E^{r}_{pq}$ and $E_r^{pq}$ that converge to $H_*(X)$ and ...
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Some intuition behind the five lemma?

Slightly simplified, the five lemma states that if we have a commutative diagram (in, say, an abelian category) $$\require{AMScd} \begin{CD} A_1 @>>> A_2 @>>> A_3 @>>> A_4 ...
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Dimensions of dual vector spaces

Let $V_F$ be an infinite dimensional right $F$-vector space (over a field $F$, or even over a division ring). The dual space $V^{\ast}={\rm Hom}(V,F)$ is naturally a left $F$-vector space (coming ...
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Definition of the differential of the Cone of a morphism of complexes [closed]

Let $(F^\bullet,d_F)$ and $(G^\bullet,d_G)$ be two complexes in an abelian category $\mathbf{A}$. The complex cone $Cone(\varphi)^\bullet$ of a morphism of complexes $\varphi:F^\bullet \to G^\bullet$ ...
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Non-Standard Derived Equivalences of Non-Flat Algebras

I read that for algebras $R$ and $S$ (over a commutative ring), assuming that $R$ or $S$ is flat, the existence of a derived equivalence $\mathcal{D}(R) \to \mathcal{D}(S)$ implies the existence of an ...
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Definition of E-infinity operad

What is the definition of $E_\infty$-operad in the category of chain complexes over $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$? J. Smith in http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0004003 define it for complexes over $\mathbb{Z}$ ...
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Transgression map spectral sequence of Ext

Let $X$ be a scheme over $k$ and $p:\ X \to Spec(k)$ the structure morphism. If $M$ is an étale sheaf of abelian groups over $Spec(k)$ I have a Grothendieck spectral sequence ...
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Differentially closed fields

Let F be a field. Recall that an additive map $d: F\rightarrow F$ is said to be a derivation if $d(ab)=ad(b)+d(a)b$. Now let $F$ be a ring and let $d$ be a derivation of $F$. Examples I have in mind ...