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### Short exact sequences for amalgamated free products and HNN Extensions

I asked this question on math stackexchange (see here) but didn't get any answer so I thought I would post it here too:
If $A$ and $B$ are groups we have the following short exact sequence:
$$ 0 \to ...

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### Proof of Merkurjev's Theorem in “The Algebraic and Geometric Theory of Quadratic Forms”

I just have a little question about the above mentioned proof. I'm thinking for days, but I'm still not getting it.
For those who have the book (or want to look it up via google books etc.), it's the ...

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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 ...