# Questions tagged [chain-complexes]

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### Existence of quasi-isomorphisms between complexes with same homology

Consider an abelian category $\mathcal{A}$ (or more specifically, $R$-Mod). Suppose $C_1$ and $C_2$ are chain complexes with componentwise isomorphic homology. What conditions must be imposed upon $\...

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### What do the indecomposable objects of the homotopy category of chain complexes look like?

I am trying to understand indecomposable objects in the homotopy category of chain complexes. Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an abelian category. Denote by $C(\mathcal{A})$ the category whose objects are chain ...

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### Do the polyhedral homologies of a polyhedron coincide with the polyhedral homologies of its subdivision?

Definition. A convex polytope is a compact finite intersection of hyperplanes in $\mathbb{R}^n$
Definition. The polycomplex is the following data set:
a set of convex polytopes, closed under ...

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### Homology of singular chain complex modulo subdivision

Let $S_p(X)$ be the $p$-th singular chain group and $\mathcal S(X)$ be the singular chain complex of a topological space $X$. There is a barycentric subdivision operator (which is also a chain map) $\...

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### Determinant of chain complexes

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be the category of bounded cochain complexes of $R$-modules for a commutative ring $R$. I am trying to prove the following formula involving determinant $\text{Det}(F)$ of a map of ...

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### Complete local Noetherian ring whose normalized dualizing complex has depth equal to dimension of the ring

Let $(R, \mathfrak m,k)$ be a complete Noetherian local ring. Let $D$ be a normalized dualizing complex of $R$. If $\text{depth}_R D=\dim R$, then must $R$ be Cohen-Macaulay (i.e. must $D$ be actually ...

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### Homotopy coherent space maps induces homotopy coherent chain complex morphisms

It is an elementary fact that a map $f:X \to Y$ between spaces induces a chain complex morphism $f_* : C_*(X) \to C_*(Y) $. This allows one to transfer 1-category theoretic arguments from spaces to ...

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### derived tensor product and finite projective dimension

Let $(R, \mathfrak m)$ be a Noetherian local ring. Let $M,N$ be non-zero finitely generated $R$-modules.
Is it known that $M\otimes_R^{\mathbf L} N$ has finite projective dimension if and only if $M$ ...

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### Understanding the higher stack of perfect complexes

One of the most famous examples of higher Artin stacks is the stack of perfect complexes. I recall here the basic stuff:
We fix a function $b: \mathbb{Z} \rightarrow
\mathbb{N}$ which is zero ...

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### Methods for finding complex for subobjects of homology

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be an abelian category and
$$ C_\bullet:C_n \rightarrow C_{n-1}\rightarrow \ldots \rightarrow C_1\rightarrow C_0$$
a complex in $\mathcal{C}$. Suppose we have for each $i$ a ...

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### References for Homotopy transfer problem

I am trying to read Algebra+homotopy=operad by Bruno Vallette.
Consider the following set up :
chain complexes $(A,d_A),(H,d_H)$,
a degree $1$ morphism of chain complexes $h:(A,d_A)\rightarrow (A,d_A)...

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### contracting homotopies of Koszul resolution of $\mathbb{C}[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ and $\mathbb{C}_{q}[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$

Let $A : = \mathbb{C}[x_1, \ldots, x_n],$ $A_q : =\mathbb{C}_q[x_1, \ldots, x_n] = \mathbb{C} \langle x_1, \ldots, x_n \rangle / (x_ix_j = q x_jx_i)$.
By Koszul resolution I mean
$$\ldots \to A \...

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### Trees in chain complexes

$\DeclareMathOperator{\Ch}{\mathit{Ch}}$Let $\Ch_\mathbb{Q}$ denote the model category of chain complexes over rational numbers. Let $T_\ast$ be a tree in $\Ch_{\mathbb{Q}}$ with $n$ vertices.
How to ...

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### $K$-group of category of bounded chain complexes of Projective modules with finite length homologies

For a Commutative Noetherian local ring $(R, \mathfrak m)$, let $K_0^{\mathfrak m}(R)$ denote the abelian Group generated by isomorphism classes of bounded chain complexes of finitely generated free ...

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### When is the dual of a limit the same as the colimit of the duals?

We all know that the dual of the colimit of a diagram in the category of chain complexes (and similar categories) is the limit of the duals diagram. This follows immediately from the general fact that ...

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### Cohomology of derived tensor product of complexes and Künneth spectral sequence

Let $R$ be any commutative ring, let $V^\bullet$ and $W^\bullet$ be (co)chain complexes of $R$-modules, indexed cohomologically. We can also assume that they have both cohomology in nonpositive ...

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### Model categories and chain complexes

I'm fairly new to thinking about homological algebra and chain complexes in their own right, i.e outside of isolated examples such as for constructing simplicial homology, or for computing $Ext$ ...

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### Is the tensor product of chain complexes a Day convolution?

Recently, Jade Master asked whether the tensor product of chain complexes could be viewed as a special case of Day convolution. Noting that chain complexes may be viewed as $\mathsf{Ab}$-functors from ...

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### Split cofibrations up to quasi-isomorphism

$R$ a ring $(1\neq 0)$, $\mathbf{Perf}(R)$ is the category of perfect complexes (of right $R$-modules).
Suppose that $A_{\bullet}\rightarrow B_{\bullet}\rightarrow B_{\bullet}/A_{\bullet}$ a short ...

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### The interaction between differentials on a graded ring and chain-homotopy equivalences

I am wondering about the following question:
Given a differential graded algebra $A$, how many other differentials can we put on the underlying graded ring of $A$, which are also chain-homotopy ...

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### Sign in May’s General algebraic approach to Steenrod operations

In the first section of J. P. May’s General algebraic approach to Steenrod operations, May defines for $\pi\subseteq\Sigma_r$ an integer $q\in\mathbb{Z}$ and a commutative ring $\Lambda$, the $\Lambda\...

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### Singular chain complex of balanced products

Let $\pi\subseteq\Sigma_r$ and $V$ be a right $\pi$-space. We may assume that $V$ is free, if necessary. Consider the morphism of singular chain complexes (over a fixed commutative ring)
$$f:C_*(V) \...

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### Properties of a generalization (regularization) of the Euler characteristic?

Intro: This question is about a version of the Euler characteristic for infinite dimensional chain complexes. I have no idea if this is a pre-existing concept, that's essentially what my query is ...

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### Dyer–Lashof operations for more than 2 inputs

Let $\mathcal{O}$ be a topological operad and $X$ an algebra over it. Let the base ring be $\mathbb{Z}_2$. If $C_*$ denotes the singular chain complex over $\mathbb{Z}_2$, the action of $\mathcal{O}$ ...

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### The table reduction morphism of operads from Barratt-Eccles to Surjection

The Barratt-Eccles operad $E$ in the category of simplicial sets is obtained by applying the nerve functor to the canonical operad $\{\Sigma_n\}_{n>0}$ in groups. Berger-Fresse defined here an ...

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### Hermitian structure for complexes of vector bundles

Does it exist a different notion of Hermitian metric for complexes of vector bundles, besides the obvious data of a metric for each vector bundle?
Same question for connections. In particular is there ...

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### Are Chain Complexes Related to the Tangent Bundle Construction?

For a scheme $X$ over $\text{Spec}(K)$, we can consider maps $\text{Sch}(\text{Spec}(K[d] / d^2), X)$, which we can think of as the tangent bundle over $X$. A map $\text{Spec}(K) \rightarrow S$ picks ...

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### Lift up characteristic class to chain complex

In derived category, there is a slogan, "cohomology is bad, chain complex is good". In the theory of characteristic classes, we could associate a vector bundle to cohomology classes of the base space. ...

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### Compute the cohomology of $\mathrm{Hom} (\Omega^*(M),\Omega^*(M))$

Let $M$ be a compact smooth manifold. And particularly I am interested in the case the torus $M=T^n$.
Consider the de Rham complex $(\Omega^*(M), d)$ and the cochain complex
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C:=\mathrm{Hom} (\...

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### Could we extend isomorphisms between cohomologies of h-injective complexes to h-injective complexes themselves?

Let $R$ be an associative ring with unit and $I$ be a complex of $R$-modules. We call $I$ is h-injective if for any acyclic complex $T$ of $R$-modules, the mapping complex $\text{Hom}_R(T,I)$ is ...

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### Could we form the homotopy category of a dg-category by inverting homotopic invertible morphisms?

Let $k$ be a field and $\mathcal{C}$ be a dg-category over $k$. It is standard to define the homotopy category $H^0(\mathcal{C})$ as the category consisting the same objects as $\mathcal{C}$ but ...

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### How does "chain complex functor" from $Top$ take mapping cones to mapping cones?

I am wondering how the singular chain complex functor from the category of topological spaces to the category of chain complexes of abelian groups takes a mapping cone to a mapping cone in the sense ...

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### Order relation between cohomology groups

We have $\mathbb{Q}$-graded finite dimensional vector space $V=\bigoplus_{i=0}^{n}V_{i}$ and following cochain complex
$$0\rightarrow V_{0}\xrightarrow[]{d_{0}} V_{1}\xrightarrow[]{d_{1}}\ldots\...

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### A-infinity modules

Using: https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9910179.pdf as a reference...
My question involves spelling out explicitly the comment in 4.2 -
"Equivalently, the datum of an $A_\infty$-structure on a graded ...

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### A model category structure on chain complexes

The wikipedia claims that there is a model category structure of the category of arbitrary chain-complexes of R-modules which is defined by:
weak equivalences are chain homotopy equivalences of chain-...

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### (Reference Request) Tensor product of chain complexes in terms of strict $\infty$-categories

(note: this question is essentially a reference request for the tensor product described at the end. the rest is context)
It is well known that the category of chain complexes (in positive degree, ...

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### A question on some lemmas in Orlov's "Triangulated Categories of Singularities and D-Branes in Landau-Ginzburg Models" (Exts vanishing)

I'll write the two lemmas I have questions about, and then ask my questions. For reference, I'm using the following definition of Gorenstein:
$\mathbf{Definition\ 1.15}$ A local noetherian ring $A$ ...

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### Generating $K^b(\mathrm{proj})$ as a triangulated category from a full subcategory

Let $K^b(\mathrm{proj}\, A)$ be the bounded homotopy category of chain complexes over $\mathrm{proj}\, A$. In Rickard's paper 'Derived categories and stable equivalence', he defines a tilting complex ...

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### Sheaves and isomorphisms with chain complex of singular chains (Sheaf Theory, Bredon)

Let $\Delta_{\ast}(X,A)$ (resp. $\Delta_{\ast}^c(X,A)$) be the chain complex of locally finite (resp. finite) singular chains of $X$ modulo those chains in $A$.
How to show that the homomorphism of ...

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### Are mapping cones in the bounded homotopy category of chain complexes isomorphic?

Let $A$ be an additive category. Suppose we have distinguished triangles
$$X \rightarrow Y \rightarrow Z \rightarrow X[1]$$
and
$$X \rightarrow Y \rightarrow Z' \rightarrow X[1]$$
in the bounded ...

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### Derivators - diagrams in homotopy category of chain complexes

$\require{AMScd}$
Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an additive category and $K(\mathcal{A})$ be the homotopy category of $\mathcal{A}$, i.e. the category of chain complexes $Ch(\mathcal{A})$ over $\mathcal{A}$ ...

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### Relation between different definitions of homotopy

When I did a course in topology, we defined "homotopy" in the following way:
"A homotopy between two continuous functions $f$ and $g$ from a topological space $X$ to a topological space $Y$ is ...

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### Complete the following sequence: point, triangle, octahedron, . . . in a dg-category

Let $\mathcal C$ be a pre-triangulated dg-category (or a stable $\infty$-category, if you wish).
An object $X$ in $\mathcal C$ gives a "point":
$$X$$
A morphism $X\xrightarrow f Y$ in $\mathcal C$ ...

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### Is there an obstruction which classifies "quasi-isomorphism but not chain equivalence"?

Fix a ring $R$ and let $C_\bullet$, $D_\bullet$ be (possibly unbounded) chain complexes of $R$-modules. Assume that $f_\bullet:C_\bullet \to D_\bullet$ is a quasi-isomorphism: that is to say, $f$ is a ...

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### Perfect $Q[G]$-complex

Let $G$ be a finite group and let $M$ be a perfect $\mathbb{Q}[G]$-complex.
Suppose that $M\otimes_{\mathbb{Q}[G]}\mathbb{Q}$ is quasi-isomrphic to $0$ can we conclude that $M$ is quasi-isomorphic to $...

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### Transgression in terms of k-invariant for chain complexes

I am looking for a reference for the following. Say we have a $G$-space $X$ whose homology groups (in field coefficients $k$) are non-zero only in dimension zero and for a fixed $n>0$. Let $M$ ...

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### Injective model structure on sheaves of bounded complexes of $A$-modules

The following might be very well known for people who works with model categories, but I do not find the answer.
Let $A$-be a ring. Denote $\mathbf{Ch}_+(A)$ the category of positive degree cochain ...

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### Is the class of acyclic complexes deconstructible?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category, then a class $\mathcal{A}\subseteq \mathcal{C}$ is deconstructible if there is a set $\mathcal{S}\subseteq\mathcal{C}$ such that $\mathcal{A}$ consists of $\mathcal{S}$...

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### How to prove that any perfect complex on an affine scheme is strictly perfect?

Let $(X,\mathcal{A})$ be a ringed space. A complex $\mathcal{S}^{\bullet}$ of $\mathcal{A}$-modules is $\textit{perfect}$ if for any point $x\in X$, there exists an open neighborhood $U$ of $x$ and a ...

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### Are chain complexes over a field always injective?

Question: Let $\mathbb{F}$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero and let $\mathrm{Ch}_{\mathbb{F}}$ be the category whose objects are chain complexes (of $\mathbb{F}$-modules) and ...