A triangulated category is an additive category equipped with the additional structure of an autoequivalence (called the translation functor) and a class of of triangles satisfying certain axioms.

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t-structures and higher categories?

I'm curious to find out where the viewpoint of higher categories may be useful so here is a somewhat vague question (which may or may not have a reasonable answer). Given a triangulated category, one ...
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Pre-triangulated category that isn't triangulated

I've been working through some of the early parts of Neeman's book on triangulated categories, and he mentions that he does not know of a pre-triangulated category that is not triangulated. Is this ...
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Proof that the homotopy category of a stable $\infty$-category is triangulated

I've been looking at various general strategies for proving that some category is triangulated, and Lurie manages to prove that a huge class of interesting examples of categories that we know about ...
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Why not define triangulated categories using a mapping cone functor?

Recall that the usual definition of a triangulated category is an additive category equipped with a self equivalence called $[1]$ in which certain diagrams, of the form $X \to Y \to Z \to X[1]$ are ...
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distinguished triangles and cohomology

Start with A an abelian category and form the derived category D(A). Take a triangle (not necessarily distinguished) and take it's cohomology. We obtain a long sequence (not necessarily exact). If the ...
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When is every “solid” perfect complex faithful?

Let $R$ be a noetherian commutative ring. Consider $D^{perf}(R)=K^b(R-proj)$ the category of bounded complexes of finitely generated projective $R$-modules, with maps of complexes up to homotopy. ...
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Stable homotopy category and the moduli space of formal groups

The usual disclaimer applies: I'm new to all this stuff, so be gentle. It seems like the spectrum, as defined by Balmer, of the stable homotopy category of finite complexes is something like ...
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Is there a constructive description of type in the p-local stable homotopy category?

The title pretty much sums it up - but let me give a little bit of background first. In the p-local stable homotopy category (basically one localizes away the torsion spectra which are not p-torsion) ...
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Classifying triangulated structures on a graded category

I know of several results to the effect that two triangulated categories are equivalent categories (usually one coming from algebra and one coming from topology). However, it's never been clear to me ...
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Tate Cohomology via Stable Categories

Situation Let $G$ be a finite group and provide $G\text{-mod} := {\mathbb Z}G\text{-mod}$ with the Frobenius structure of ${\mathbb Z}$-split short exact sequences. Denote by ...
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Is there triangulated category version of Barr-Beck's theorem?

It is well known that Beck's theorem for Comonad is equivalent to Grothendieck flat descent theory on scheme. There are several version of derived noncommutative geometry. I wonder whether someone ...
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The derived category of integral representations of a Dynkin quiver.

Let $Q$ be a Dynkin quiver. Let $\mathbb CQ$ be its complex path algebra. It is defined in a way such that modules over $\mathbb CQ$ are the same as representations of the quiver $Q$. Let's write ...
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Why do people “forget” Verdier abelianization functor?(Looking for application)

I am now learning localization theory for triangulated catgeory(actually, more general (co)suspend category) in a lecture course. I found Verdier abelianization which is equivalent to universal ...
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Derived categories of (coherent) sheaves of modules: exceptional images, gluing, and proper descent?

I am interested in the properties of (the derived categories) of various categories of (coherent) sheaves of modules (over varieties). I would like to understand in what extent these properties are ...
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Verdier localization for stable $\infty$-categories

Verdier localization is one of the more intuitive ways to localize a triangulated category, "killing" a suitable class of objects via a functor which is universal with respect to this property. I ...
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Does a triangulated category that possesses a subcategory $B$ of generators with no extensions of non-zero degree between them have to be isomorphic to $K^b(B)$?

Suppose that a triangulated category $C$ contains a full additive subcategory $B$ of (strong) generators (i.e. there does not exist a proper strict triangulated subcategory $C'\subset C$ that contains ...
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Categories which are not compactly generated

Do you know natural examples of triangulated categories (or [presentable] stable $\infty$-categories) which are not compactly generated? (ideally they'd be defined algebraically, but curious to hear ...
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Glueing triangulated categories

Hello! Given a triangulated category, one can look for semiorthogonal decompositions into (simpler?) triangulated subcategories. I'd like to know if there's a way to attack the opposite problem, ...
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Is 'the' homotopy colimit of a sequence of exact triangles an exact triangle?

Let $$ \begin{array}{rccccl} A_0&\to& B_0&\to& C_0&\to\\ \downarrow & &\downarrow&&\downarrow\\ A_1&\to& B_1&\to& C_1&\to\\ \downarrow & ...
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Is $\mathcal{D} \bigl( \mathrm{QCoh}(\mathfrak{X}) \bigr)$ compactly generated?

An object $E$ in a triangulated category $\mathcal{T}$ with (small) coproducts is called compact if the functor $\mathrm{Hom}_{\mathcal{T}}(E,-)$ commutes with arbitrary coproducts or, equivalently, ...
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Cohomological functor from triangulated category

Say we have a cohomological functor F from a triangulated category $C$ to the category $Ab$ of abelian groups, e.g. $F=Hom(x,-)$, where x is an object in $C$. By definition, such a functor transform ...
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How to write down the determinant of a quasi-isomorphism?

This question about the determinant of a perfect complex reminded me of an old question that I had. The construction of the determinant (as in MR1914072 or MR0437541) is a difficult piece of ...
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Intuition about the triangulation of a homotopy category K(A)

Let $\cal{A}$ be an additive category. Given a morphism of (cochain) complexes $f:X\rightarrow Y$ we can form the mapping cone $C_f$, which is the complex $X[1]\oplus Y$ with differential given by ...
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Is the tensorproduct of a triangulated category with a ring again triangulated?

$\underline{Background}$ : Suppose $\tau$ is a preadditive category and $R$ a ring. Then one may form a new preadditive category $\tau \otimes R$ in the following way: $\tau \otimes R$ has the same ...
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Compact generation for modular representations

Are the derived categories of modular representations of algebraic groups compactly generated? (e.g. consider SL_2 in characteristic 2). Note modular reps of finite groups are compactly generated (by ...
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Verdier duality via Brown representability?

Hello, I wonder if the techniques introduced in Neemans paper: "The Grothendieck duality theorem via Bousfield's techniques and Brown representability " can be used to establish Verdier duality. More ...
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If a colimit of distinguished triangles exists, is it also a distinguished triangle?

Consider the following situation in some triangulated category: We are given a collection of distinguished triangles $A_n \to B_n \to C_n \to A_n[1]$ indexed by the natural numbers, together with maps ...
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Showing the category of perfect complexes on a scheme is essentially small

So I've tried to set up a few meetings with professors to talk about this, but I think one of them forgot about it after a big conference, and the other is still on vacation... in the meantime... At ...
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Enriched triangulated categories

If $V$ is a monoidal model category, then its homotopy category $\mathrm{Ho}(V)$ is a monoidal category. Similarly, if $M$ is a $V$-model category, then $\mathrm{Ho}(M)$ is a ...
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The residue class functor from a Frobenius category to its stable category induces a functor on cube-shaped diagrams - is it dense?

Let $\mathcal{E}$ be a Frobenius category, i.e. an exact category with sufficiently many bijective objects. (Such as e.g. the category of complexes over an additive category.) Let ...
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Localization(s) of Categories

I've been trying to read a paper by Krause and came across a strange (to me, of course) notion of localization. After looking around for a long time, and then finding this on his site, I see that ...
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What is the relationship between t-structure and Torsion pair?

I am away from Torsion theory in abelian category for some while. So It might be a stupid question. The definition of torsion pair in category of modules is as follows: Definition: A pair ...
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Do homotopy colimits always commute with homotopy colimits?

Do homotopy colimits commute with homotopy colimits? The setting I am thinking of is that of a triangulated category with a model, but it would be interesting to have more general answers as well. A ...
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A toy example of a tensor triangulated category?

I've been reading Paul Balmer's paper about constructing a "spectrum of prime ideals" on (essentially small) tensor triangulated category in order to then classify thick subcategories. This is all ...
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Sources for exact triangles in triangulated categories.

The other day I came across the statement that in the triangulated category $\mathfrak{KK}$ (of C*-algebras with KK-groups as morphism sets) "there are many other sources of exact triangles besides ...
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Can one extend a morphism of commutative triangles to a morphism of octahedral diagrams?

Consider two (distinct) octahedral diagrams i.e. diagrams mentioned in the octahedron axioms of triangulated categories (with four 'commutative triangular faces' and four 'distinguished triangular ...
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Is this a description of the $\aleph_1$-localizing subcategory generated by a compact generator?

This should be obvious but I'm not seeing it: The $\mathfrak T$ be a triangulated category with coproducts and with a compact generator $A$ (that is, the functor $\mathfrak T(A,\_)$ preserves ...
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Resolutions of unbounded complexes and homotopy (co)limits.

I want to understand once and for all what the resolution of an unbounded complex is. I've been trying to read 'Homotopy limits in triangulated categories' by Marcel Bokstedt and Amnon Neeman and ...
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Is K(R-Mod) compactly generated when R is an artin algebra?

I wonder if the triangulated category K(R-Mod) is compactly generated when R is an artin algebra? R-Mod denotes all left R-modules. I understand this would be true if R has finite representation type ...
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Compact objects and ind-objects in triangulated categories

question : let $A$ be triangulated category compactly generated by subcategory $A^c$ of compact objects. Consider category of ind-objects $Ind(A^c)$. Is there relation between $A$ and $Ind(A^c)$? ...
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What is Known about the $K$-Theory of Fukaya Categories?

Some Background: In Kontsevich and Soibelman's theory of motivic DT-invariants, one is interested in something like the ``number'' of objects in a 3-Calabi-Yau category $\mathcal{C}$ having a fixed ...
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Proof without using Yoneda's lemma?

Let $\mathscr{T}$ be atriangulated category. The third axiom for triangulated categories, namely, if in the diagram $$\begin{array} 0X ...
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exactness in triangulated categories is reflected by hom-functor

let $T$ be a triangulated category and $A \to B \to C \to A[1]$ a triangle in $T$ such that for every $A_0 \in T$ the induced long sequence $... \to \hom(A_0,A) \to \hom(A_0,B) \to \hom(A_0,C) \to ...
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Stable equivalence and triangle stable equivalence of selfinjective algebras

Two (finite-dimensional) $k$-algebras $A$ and $B$ are said to be stable equivalent if their stable module categories $\underline{\rm mod}(A)$ and $\underline{\rm mod}(B)$ are equivalent as $k$-linear ...
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Morphisms between pure complexes of sheaves

I would like to understand the theory of pure complexes of (etale?) sheaves (of geometric origin?). In particular, I would like to understand which conditions are realy necessary in (part 1 of) ...
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Is the functor $mod(Tw\mathcal{C})\rightarrow mod(\mathcal{C})$ cohomologically full and faithful?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a $c$-unital $A_\infty$-category. If $\mathcal{A}$ is a $c$-unital and triangulated $A_\infty$-category, then there is a $c$-unital $A_\infty$- functor $$Tw: ...
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How to show twisted complexes over a DG category is again a DG category?

In Bondal and Kapranov's paper enhanced triangulated categories, a twisted complex over a DG category $A$ is a set $\{(E_i)_{i\in \mathbb Z}, q_{ij}: E_i\to E_j\}$, where $E_i$ are objects in $A$, ...
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Is the stable homotopy category idempotent complete?

Is the stable homotopy category idempotent complete? I have not been able to prove it, and the proof for abelian groups seems to strongly rely on looking at elements. Thanks, Jon
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Adams Spectral Sequence for Triangulated Categories

We have the Adams SS with $$ E_2^{p,q} = Ext^{p,q} _{E^*(E)}([S,E],[S,E]) $$ where $E$ is the Eilenberg-Maclane Spectrum yielding $\mathbb{Z}/p$ coefficients. I was wondering if there is a SS for ...
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Sequential colim vs sequential hocolim

Suppose we have some homotopical setting in which we can speak of homotopy colimits. The setting I have in mind at the moment is that of a compactly generated triangulated category with a model, but ...