# Questions tagged [decomposition-theorem]

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### How to find $K,W,S$ in the Mostow decomposition theorem?

The Mostow decomposition theorem states: Let $Z$ a nonsingular complex matrix, then $Z$ can be factored as: $$Z=We^{iK}e^S$$ where: $W$ is unitary, $K$ is real and skew symmetric and $S$ is real and ...
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### What's the relationship between the different versions of the BBD decomposition theorem?

I have a few questions relating to the BBD decomposition theorem. I have come across the following two versions of the decomposition theorem. Version 1. Let $f : X \to Y$ be a proper map of ...
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### Divisibility of all entries in an intersection form

What are situations where one can conclude that all entries of an intersection form are divisible by a fixed integer? More precisely: $F \subset S$ is a proper connected (usually reducible) half-...
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### Structure theorem for infinitely generated modules over a PID

This is a refined version of a question I asked days ago and have no answers yet. I am completely illietarte in algebra so, please, don't kill but explain. The question is all in the title: is there ...
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### Which statement do people usually call the Decomposition Theorem, and what is the precise reference for it?

Which statement is usually called the Decomposition Theorem (for perverse sheaves)? Is this (roughly): a proper pushforward of an intersection complex could be decomposed into a direct sum of (shifted)...