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### Find $a$ satisfying $x \cup_1 y = \delta a$ when $x,y \in Z^2(G,\mathbb{Z}_2)$

Let $G$ be a finite group. Let $x,y \in Z^2(G,\mathbb{Z}_2)$ be 2-cocycles. Find $a \in C^2(G,\mathbb{Z}_2)$ such that \begin{align} x \cup_1 y = \delta a. \end{align} Is there a general solution? Is ...
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### To see that the fundamental class of a local complete intersection is independent of choice of regular sequence

In SGA 4½ ‘Cycle,’ Grothendieck defines (among other things) the fundamental class of a local complete intersection $Y\subset X$ ($X$ simply a noetherian scheme) of codimension $c$ locally as the cup-...
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### Application of cup-product for Leibniz cohomology

In 1995, Loday introduced a cup-product operation on the graded cohomology of Leibniz algebra and showed that the cup-product operation satisfies the graded Zinbiel relation. My question is how this ...
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### Cup product in Tate Cohomology Ring

Let $G$ be a finite cyclic group of order $p$. The tate cohomology groups $\hat{H}^*(G, \mathbb{F}_p)$ are defined using a complete resolution of $\mathbb{F}$ as $\mathbb{F}_pG$-module. There is a ...
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### How to construct cup-product in a general site?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a site on the category of schemes for some Grothendieck topology, $X$ a scheme, and let $F,G$ be two sheaves of abelian groups on $\mathcal{C}$. Do we have cup-product as follows? ...
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### Non-vanishing of cup product in cohomology

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $\alpha \in H^{2k}(X)$ be an algebraic cohomology class. Let us fix an $l$ such that $H^l(X) \neq 0$ and $H^{l+2k}(X) \neq 0$. The ...
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### Techniques for computing cup products in singular cohomology

Suppose that we are given a CW complex X in terms of the cells and the gluing maps. My understanding is that computing the cup product of the singular cohomology ring from this information is a non-...
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### On-the-nose commutative cup product $\Longrightarrow$ characteristic $0$?

I was discussing with a student today the nature of the non-commutativity of cup-product at the level of cochains. In trying to explain what happens, I came up with the following statement. ...
I am wondering if there is a way to see the cup product, in some cases, without using cochain complexes. The situation I am interested in is the following: Let $G=F/R$ be a finitely presented group ...