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### On (universal) additive functors making a given complex contractible: examples?

Let $M=(M^i)$ be a (cohomological) complex of objects of some additive category $A$ (I am mostly interested in "short" complexes; yet one may also consider an unbounded $M$). I am interested in those ...

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### Exact sequence of groups to exact sequence of sheaves

Disclaimer: This is a cross-listing of a math.stackexchange post. While not research level, after a week of no response, I figured I would ask it here.
For a topological group $G$ and a topological ...

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### Is the square diagram of index and exponential maps in $K$-theory of $C^*$-algebras anti-commutative?

Assume we have a $3\times 3$ grid with rows and columns being short exact sequences of $C^*$-algebras.
This gives a grid of 6-term exact sequences: 3 "horizontal" sequences and 3 "vertical" ...

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### Splitting lemma for semigroups or monoids

I know there is a splitting lemma for groups, but is there a similar lemma for semigroups or monoids? And do you have the proof of that?

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### Do all exact sequences $0 \rightarrow A \rightarrow A \oplus B \rightarrow B \rightarrow 0$ split for finitely generated abelian groups?

Suppose $A$ and $B$ are finitely generated Abelian groups. Are all exact sequences of the form $0 \rightarrow A \rightarrow A \oplus B \rightarrow B \rightarrow 0$ split?
If not, is there an example?
...

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### Exact sequence of the fundamental group of the general fiber

Let $f\colon X\rightarrow Y$ be a morphism of complex algebraic varieties.
Let $y\in Y$ be a general point, then we have a sequence of homomorphisms
of fundamental groups induced by the inclusion of ...

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### Origin of exact sequences

I have seen exact sequences appearing a lot in algebraic texts with different purposes. But I've never seen names of the people associated with it. Also I don't understand what's so good about showing ...

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### Canonical sheaf of the fiber of a flat morphism

This is probably a trivial question.
While reading the paper
R. Elkik, Singularites rationnelles et deformations, Invent. Math. 47 Ž1978., 139147.
I came across the following short exact sequence. ...

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### does s.e.s 0->A->B->C->0 of profinite groups imply C=B/A and A<B topologically?

Assume $A, B, C$ are profinite groups and $0\to A\to B\to C\to 0$ is an exact sequence of continuous maps. Which of the following assertions follows?:
(i) the subspace-topology induced on $A$ via ...

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### Finite / uniquely divisible abelian groups

Is there any counter example for the following statement?
STATEMENT:
Let $0 \to F \to A \to Q \to 0$ be a short exact sequence of abelian groups.
Assume that $F$ is a finite group, and $Q$ is a ...

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### Exactness of completed tensor product of nuclear spaces

Let $0 \to V \to W \to L \to 0$ be a strict short exact sequence
of (complete) nuclear spaces, i.e. it is a short exact sequence of
(complete) nuclear spaces, all the maps are continuous, the map ...

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### Exact sequence of monoids

What is the right definition of an exact sequence of monoid homomorphisms?
I can't seem to find a consistent in my searches; indeed Balmer (Remark 2.6,
...

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### What is exact sequence in higher categories?

What is the higher categorical generalization of exact sequence (3 terms or $\mathbb{Z}$ terms)? In particularly, consider the simplest cases: chain complexes, $L_\infty$-algebras.

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### Do all exact 1 -> A -> AxB -> B -> 1 split for finite groups?

Let $A$, $B$ be finite groups. Is it true that all short exact sequences $1 \rightarrow A \rightarrow A \times B \rightarrow B \rightarrow 1$ split on the right?
In other words, do there exist ...

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### Elementary short exact sequence of sheaves

This question arised when I was trying to use this answer to understand Reid's "Young Person's guide to Canonical Singularities". In particular page 352 when computing the blow-up $Y\rightarrow ...

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### Topologically split extensions of topological groups

Let $1 \to N \to G \to H \to 1$ be a short exact sequence of topological groups. Such an exact sequence is said to be topologically split if $G$ is $N \times H$ as a
topological space.
Can someone ...

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### When is the torsion subgroup of an abelian group a direct summand?

For an abelian group $G$, let $G[\operatorname{tors}]$ be its torsion subgroup.
Consider the torsion sequence:
$0 \rightarrow G[\operatorname{tors}] \rightarrow G \rightarrow ...

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### Can Lie algebra cohomology prove Cartan's Semisimplicity Criterion?

Here is what I mean by "Cartan's semisimplicity criterion":
Let $\mathfrak g$ be a finite-dimensional Lie algebra over a field of characteristic $0$. Assume that the center of $\mathfrak g$ is ...

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### Does the Grothendieck group depend on the embedding?

This might turn out to be a silly question, but here goes.
Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a full additive subcategory of an abelian category $\mathcal{A}$. I'm wondering if the Grothendieck group ...

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### What are the advantages of phrasing results in terms of exact sequences and commutative diagrams?

For example, I find the first group isomorphism theorem to be vastly more opaque when presented in terms of commutative diagrams and I've had similar experiences with other elementary results being ...

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### Exact short sequences of vector spaces

If possible, how could one prove that every short exact sequence $0 \to A \xrightarrow f B \xrightarrow g C \to 0$ of vector spaces (here $A$, $B$ and $C$) splits without using any basis of $A$, $B$ ...

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### Splitting lemma under assumption of the axiom of choice

The splitting lemma says:
Given a short exact sequence with maps $q$ and $r$:
$0 \rightarrow A \overset{q}{\rightarrow} B \overset{r}{\rightarrow} C \rightarrow 0$
then the following are ...

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### An “existence contra partition of unity” statement for integer matrices?

While reading a blog post on partitions of unity at the Secret Blogging Seminar the following question came into my mind.
Let $n$ be a positive integer and let $B_1$ and $B_2$ be $n \times n$ ...

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### Homological Algebra for Commutative Monoids?

Homological algebra for abelian groups is a standard tool in many fields of mathematics. How much carries over to the setting of commutative monoids (with unit)? It seems like there is a notion of ...