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Supercommutator of exterior multiplication operators and their adjoints

Let $\mathfrak{h}$ be a complex Hilbert space and consider Grassmann algebra $\mathcal{F}=\bigwedge\mathfrak{h}$ with its induced inner product. For $\omega\in\mathcal{F}$ we also consider the ...
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Alternating elements in free graded-commutative algebras

It is classical that every alternating polynomial is (uniquely) the product of a symmetric polynomial with the Vandermonde polynomial, in particular the alternating polynomials are a free rank-one ...
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A good reference for learning about super-differentiation & super-integration?

I've looked at a couple of books for basic information for super-differentiation & super-integration - Rogers Supermanifolds, and Khrennikovs Superanalysis. Unfortunately both books lack a clear ...
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Contraction of graded vector fields on de Rham complex

Given a commutative algebra $A$ smooth over a field $k$ of characteristic zero, the module of K\"ahler differentials $\Omega^{1}$ is projective of finite rank and so the sum of all wedge powers $\...
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In what sense does the Berezinian generalize the determinant?

One way of defining the determinant of a endomorphism of a vector space $\varphi:V \to V$ is by using the action of $End(V)$ on the underlying $\mathbb{Z}$-graded vector space of the exterior algebra $...
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Strange boundary-like map on tensor algebra: what is its kernel?

Let $k$ be a commutative ring and $L$ a $k$-module. The tensor algebra $\otimes L$ is $\mathbb{Z}$-graded and $\mathbb{Z}_2$-graded (an element of $L^{\otimes n}$ has degree $n$ and $\mathbb{Z}_2$-...
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Are supervector spaces the representations of a Hopf algebra?

Supervector spaces look a lot like the category of representations of $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$ - the even part corresponds to the copies of the trivial representation and the odd part corresponds to ...