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### How to compute the cohomology of the general linear group with integral entries

Q: So how does one compute the cohomology groups $H^*(GL_n(\mathbf{Z}),\mathbf{Z})$?
First note that $H^*(GL_n(\mathbf{Z}),\mathbf{Z})$ is isomorphic to $H_B^*(Y/GL_n(\mathbf{Z}),\mathbf{Z})$ (Betti ...

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### Proof of the ''trangression theorem''

Here is what I would call the transgression theorem. Let $X$ be a pointed space and $\Omega X$ its loop space. There are two maps $H_{p}(\Omega X) \to H_{p+1}(X)$ which should be the same. I am ...

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### Technology for various models of spectra

There are a couple different models for spectra, or constructions of the categories of spectra that have the desired properties (homotopically and otherwise). The construction of the Categories of ...

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### Spectral sequences: opening the black box slowly with an example

My friend and I are attempting to learn about spectral sequences at the moment, and we've noticed a common theme in books about spectral sequences: no one seems to like talking about differentials.
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### Leray-Hirsch for HOMOLOGY?

Let $E\to B$ be a fibre bundle. The Leray-Hirsch theorem states under suitable assumptions, the cohomology of $E$ is an $H^*(B)$-module generated by suitable cohomology classes in $E$.
Is there any ...

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### Is the first filtration Hausdorff?

Maybe this is too technical and elementary, but I cannot make up my mind, nor find a reference.
The situation is the following: let $X$ be a double cochain (right half-plane) complex of abelian ...

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### Colimit of intersections

Let $B_i^p$ be a family of sets, where $p\in \mathbb{N}$ and $i \in I$, $I$ being a directed set, and such that, for every $i$, we have a descending chain of inclusions
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\dots \supset B_i^{p-1} ...

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### Are the homology and cohomology Serre spectral sequences dual to each other?

If we use homology and cohomology over a field $k$, if a space has homology and cohomology groups of finite type in each degree, then $H_\ast(X;k)$ is dual to $H^\ast(X;k)$ using the universal ...

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### Spectral sequence for reduced homology

In the Serre spectral sequence, is it true that we can replace homology by reduced homology? That is:
If $f:X\rightarrow B$ is a Serre fibration,with $F$ the fiber, then if
$\tilde E^2_{pq}=\tilde ...

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### Convergence of right half-plane spectral sequence bounded on the right

This is a sequel to my previous question colimits of spectral sequences .
I think I've found the answer in S.A. Mitchell's paper "Hypercohomology spectra and Thomason's descent theorem". There the ...

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### Torsion in K-theory versus torsion in cohomology

Inspired by this question, I wonder if anyone can provide an example of a finite CW complex X for which the order of the torsion subgroup of $H^{even} (X; \mathbb{Z}) = \bigoplus_{k=0}^\infty H^{2k} ...

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### colimits of spectral sequences

I'm looking for some references about colimits of spectral sequences.
More precisely: let $X : I \longrightarrow \cal{C}$ be a functor from a filtered category $I$ to the category of double cochain ...

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### Natural morphism appearing in Grothendieck spectral sequence

Assume we are in the setting of the Grothendieck spectral sequence (Weibel, 5.8): $G : A \to B, F : B \to C$ are left exact functors such that $G$ sends injective objects to $F$-acyclic objects. Now ...

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### Tensor product of spectral sequences?

I'm wondering about a cross product for spectral sequences. I've got an idea, and I wonder if it is written up anywhere, or if it even holds water.
Let's start with three spectral sequences, $E, F$ ...

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### Multiplicative structure on spectral sequence

Let $E$ be a spectral sequence and assume that there is a product
$E^{r}_{p_1,q_1} \times E^r_{p_2,q_2} \to E^r_{p_1+p_2,q_1+q_2}$
which satisfies the Leibniz rule (for all $p_i,q_i$, but $r$ ...

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### Simple examples for the use of spectral sequences

I'm looking for basic examples that show the usefulness of spectral sequences even in the simplest case of spectral sequence of a filtered complex.
All I know are certain "extreme cases", where the ...

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### introductory book on spectral sequences

I have studied some basic homological algebra. But I can't send to get started on spectral sequences. I find Weibel and McCleary hard to understand.
Are there books or web resources that serve as ...

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### Question about hypercohomology / spectral sequence of a complex of “almost-acyclic” sheaves

I have a very particular situation involving a (non-exact) complex $K$ of coherent sheaves on a nonsingular projective variety $X$, and I need to compute the hypercohomology of the complex. The ...

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### An example computation of etale cohomology

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In a comment on a response to this question, moonface states the following: "Even if you tried to compute H^2 [etale with Z/5Z-coefficients] of a surface fibered in genus 2 ...

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### Convergence of spectral sequences of cohomological type

Following the first chapter of Hatcher's great book "Spectral Sequences in Algebraic Topology", I got into problems with spectral sequences of cohomological type. Fix a ring $R$ once and for all. ...

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### Serre spectral sequence with spectra

A friend recently asked me if i had heard anything about a stable Serre Spectral Sequence or one constructed with spectra, has any one else ever heard of this? is there any reason other than ...

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### How do you compute the space of lifts of an E-infinity map?

Let X, Y and B be $E_\infty$ spaces, and let $p: X \rightarrow Y$ and $f: B \rightarrow Y$ be $E_\infty$ maps. We can ask for the space of lifts of f across p, that is the space of $E_\infty$ maps ...

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### How does one get the short exact sequence in a two-column spectral sequence?

In a two-column double complex, one gets from the associated spectral sequence short exact sequences $0\to E_2^{1,n-1}\to H^n\to E_2^{0,n}\to 0$, where $H^n$ is the cohomology of the total complex, ...

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### Why are spectral sequences so ubiquitous?

I sort of understand the definition of a spectral sequence and am aware that it is an indispensable tool in modern algebraic geometry and topology. But why is this the case, and what can one do with ...

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### Does the cohomology ring of a simply-connected space X determine the cohomology groups of ΩX?

One could try to apply the Eilenberg-Moore spectral sequence to the pullback diagram • → X ← •, obtaining a spectral sequence TorH•(X, R)(R, R) => H•(ΩX, R), but ...