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The cohomology of the complex of differential forms on a smooth manifold with differential given by exterior derivative.

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Compute de Rham-Witt sheaves

I am really new to this, but I am having a hard time understanding all the de Rham-Witt construction. It seems to be really difficult to compute anything with those beasts: like I cannot find any ...
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Cycles in algebraic de Rham cohomology

Let $F$ be a number field, $S$ a finite set of places, and $X$ a smooth projective $\mathscr{O}_{F,S}$-scheme with geometrically connected fibers. For each point $t\in \text{Spec}(\mathscr{O}_{F,S})$, ...
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Künneth formula for algebraic de Rham cohomology

Let $X$ and $Y$ be finite type schemes over a field $k$, and let $H^i(X/k)$ denote the $i$-th algebraic de Rham cohomology group of $X$ over $k$. I'm interested in the extent to which a Künneth ...
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Isomorphism between Weyl and Cartan models as Hom-Tensor Adjunction

Let $M$ be a manifold, $\Omega$ be the de Rham complex of $M$. Let $G$ is a compact Lie group acting on $M$, $\mathfrak g$ its Lie algebra and $W(\mathfrak g) = \Lambda(\mathfrak g^*) \otimes S(\...
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Can one make sense of de Rham cohomology for the complement of a (dense) irrational flow on the torus?

Recent work has led me to consider whether one could define consider the complement of a dense irrational flow on the torus $P_\alpha \subset T^2$ as some kind of generalized smooth space, and ...
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Modular forms and Petersson inner product via De Rham cohomology, Hodge filtration and cup products

I'm looking for an explanation on how and why you can define modular forms through De Rham cohomology via the Hodge filtration and especially how the Petersson inner product is related to the cup ...
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Can one glue De Rham cohomology classes on a differential manifolds?

Let $M$ be a differential manifold and $\mathcal H^k$ the presheaf of real vector spaces associating to the open subset $U\subset M$ the $k$-th de Rham cohomology vector space: $\mathcal H^k(U)=H^k_{...
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Interpreting the Higher-order Hodge-Laplace Operator

As an operator on functions, one intuitive way to think about the Laplacian seems to be as an operator that returns the average difference between a function's value at a point and the values of its ...
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Logarithmic differentials on an arithmetic surface, and Poincaré residue

Suppose that $X$ is an arithmetic surface, i.e. $\pi: X \to S$ flat and relative dimension 1 over a Dedekind scheme $S$, and assume $X$ smooth. Let $Y \subset X$ be a horizontal effective Cartier ...
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Exact sequence for low-degree terms of relative de Rham cohomology

Let $\varphi:X\to Y$ be a morphism of schemes, smooth of relative dimension 1. The de Rham cohomology $H^\bullet(X/Y)$ is the result of applying the derived functor $R^\bullet\varphi_*$ to the de Rham ...
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De Rham via topoi

Étale cohomology of schemes $X$ is constructed as follows: one associates to $X$ the so-called étale topos of $X$, and then one just takes the sheaf cohomology of that topos. Is it possible to ...
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Hodge dual of de Rham cohomology and singular cohomology

We know that the de Rham cohomology is isomorphic to the singular cohomology, does the Hodge dual of differential forms induce a dual operation on de Rham cohomology, hence also on singular cohomology?...
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L^1 gradient bounds for potentials of weakly closed forms

Context: The Poincaré-lemma is a central statement in differential geometry. It shows that a k-form is closed iff it is exact. A special case is as follows: Let $\omega\in\Omega^k(U)$ with $\omega=\...
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Integrating hypercohomology classes

Let $X$ be a complex variety. By Poincare's lemma, its singular cohomology can be computed as hypercohomology of the holomorphic de Rham complex (viewing $X$ as a complex manifold) $$\text{H}^\cdot(X,\...
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de Rham cohomology of a specific ring

I'm running into a certain algebraic de Rham cohomology computation I could use some help with. Specifically, what is the algebraic de Rham cohomology of: $$ \mathbb{C}[x_1,\dots,x_n,y_1,\dots,y_n,(r^...
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Does Stokes theorem have anything to do with adjoint functors?

I notice some similarity between Stokes theorem in differential geometry and the definition of adjoint functors: in both cases, there is a 2-placed function (the $\operatorname{hom}$ functor, or the ...
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Artin vanishing for Stein manifolds and restriction maps

In the setting of complex Stein manifolds $X$ of complex dimension $d$, the theorem of Andreotti--Frankel implies the vanishing of the singular cohomology group $H^i(X,\mathbb Z)=0$ for $i>d$. With ...
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de Rham Bloch-Ogus theory in positive characteristic

In their famous paper Gersten's conjecture and the homology of schemes, one of the results that Bloch and Ogus prove is that the second page of the coniveau spectral sequence for $X$ smooth over a ...
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Relationship between Dolbeault and de Rham cohomology on Riemann surface

A lecturer of mine once ``proved'' the existence of non-constant meromorphic functions on a compact Riemann surface $X$ by using analysis of the Laplacian to decompose the de Rham cohomology group as $...
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Where does this clever choice of differential come from? (calculating $\mathrm{H}^1_{\mathrm{dR}}(E/k))$

In these notes of Kedlaya, he calculates the de Rham cohomology of an affine part $X$ of an elliptic curve $E$ over a field $K$, given by $y^2 = P(x) = x^3 + ax + b$. He uses these relations: $0 = y^...
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"Geometric" proof of Kunneth formula

The usual proof of the Kunneth formula (say for either the homology or cohomology of manifolds) is essentially pure homological algebra. I was wondering if there was a more geometric proof, i.e., one ...
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Berthelot-Ogus comparison isomorphism

On the link, page, $ 2 $, the Berthlot-Ogus isomorphism theorem is stated as follows, We have a canonical isomorphism, $$ \rho_{\mathrm{cris}} \ : \ H_{\mathrm{cris}}^{i} (X) \otimes_{K_ {0}} K \to H_{...
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Existence non-trivial parallel $p$-form implies non-triviality of $p$-th cohomology group using De Rham cohomology

Cross-post from MSE. Suppose $(M,g)$ be a closed Riemannian manifold. Because every parallel (nontrivial) $p$-form $\omega$ is harmonic so the $p$-th Betti number should be positive i.e. $b_p\geq 1$. ...
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The unit root subspace of a genus-2 odd degree hyperelliptic curve of semistable reduction

Let $K$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$. If $A_K$ is a semistable Abelian variety over $K$, then we have a Frobenius endomorphism on $H_{dR}^1(A_K)$, whose definition depends on a choice of a ...
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how to see the Gysin map explicitly in an easy situation

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve and let $U \subset C$ be an open affine subset, with closed complement $S$ consisting of a finite number of points. I am trying to see explicitly the Gysin map in ...
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Künneth formula for de Rham cohomology with respect to an integrable connection

I am reading through https://stacks.math.columbia.edu/tag/0FM9 which proves that for $X,Y$ schemes over some base $S$ and $X \times _S Y \overset{p}{\rightarrow} X$ resp. $X \times _S Y \overset{q}{\...
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algebraic de Rham cohomology of toric varieties (reference request)

I haven't been able to find anything workable yet, but I'm looking for a reference on the de Rham cohomology of toric varieties, where as many as possible of the following conditions are handled: ...
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Degeneration twisted Hodge to de Rham spectral sequence

Let $X$ be a proper and smooth scheme over $\mathbf{C}$ and let $\mathbb{L}$ be a local system of finite dimensional $\mathbf{C}$-vector spaces. By the Riemann Hilbert correspondence, to $\mathbb{L}$ ...
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Understanding the Exercise 9.9.5 of Weibel homological algebra

The exercise 9.9.5 of Weibel's homological algebra states that $\textbf{Exercises 9.9.5}$ If $Z$ is a nilpotent ideal of $R$ and $k$ is a field of $char(k) = 0$, show that $H_{dR}^{\ast}(R) \cong H_{...
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Different definitions for integral de Rham cohomology classes

Suppose that $S$ is a compact orientable surface. In this case, the top de Rham cohomology space $H^2(S)\cong \mathbb{R}$, with the isomorphism given by integration on $2$-forms along $S$. Now, one ...
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Is the action of the absolute Frobenius on de Rham cohomology induced by an algebraic map?

Let $X\to \mathrm{Spec}\:\mathbb{Z}_{(p)}$ be a smooth proper morphism with a geometrically connected generic fiber. Assume that the special fiber has an $\mathbb{F}_p$-point. Via the isomorphism $H^{*...
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Can Hodge symmetry fail if there is a lift to $W_2$ and the crystalline cohomology is torsion-free?

Let $f:X\to \mathrm{Spec}\:\mathbb{F}_p$ be a smooth proper morphism with $p>\mathrm{dim}\:X$. Assume that $H^i_{\mathrm{crys}}(X/\mathbb{Z}_p)$ is torsion-free for all $i\geq 0$ and that there is ...
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De Rham's theorem for top-forms in manifolds with boundary

In page 79 of Bott-Tu, "Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology", they define the relative de Rham theory as follows: Let $f:S\to M$ be a smooth map. Define the complex $\Omega^*(f)$ by $$\...
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Models for computing cohomology of Lie groupoids

Given a Lie groupoid $\mathcal{G}=[\mathcal{G}_1\rightrightarrows \mathcal{G}_0]$, let $\mathcal{G}_\bullet$ be the associated simplicial manifold. Let $\Omega^\bullet(\mathcal{G}_\bullet)$ be the ...
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When are the cotangent and tangent sheaves isomorphic?

Let $X$ be an $S$-scheme. Under what conditions, if any, is the cotangent sheaf $\Omega_{X/S}$ isomorphic to the tangent sheaf $\Theta_{X/S}$ as $\mathcal{O}_X$- modules? For example, given a ...
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Geometric theory for cohomology groups $H^p(M;\mathbb{Z})$

An excerpt from the book Loop Spaces, Characteristic Classes and Geometric Quantization by Jean-Luc Brylinski is mentioned below: Characteristic classes are certain cohomology classes associated ...
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On a mysterious reference of Grothendieck

These days I found a mysterious page on Google books describing a book entitled On the De Rham cohomology of schemes by Grothendieck, Coates, and Jussila. At once I thought this was an error and ...
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Relative de Rham Cohomology groups of k-algebra

Let $A$ be a commutative unital $k$-algebra. Then we have de Rham complex given as: $C_{\ast}(A)$ : $ 0 \rightarrow A \rightarrow \Omega_{A \lvert k}^{1} \rightarrow \Omega_{A \lvert k}^{2} \...
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Find torsion classes using flat bundles

My question refers to a discussion from this older thread on Neron-Severi group of a Kähler manifold. In the comments below Ted Shifrin's answer there arose a discussion when the map $H^2(X,\mathbb{Z}...
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Direct proof that Chern-Weil theory yields integral classes

Suppose $E$ is a complex vector bundle of rank $n$ on a compact oriented manifold (both assumed smooth). Let $h$ be a Hermitian metric on $E$, and let $A$ be a Hermitian connection on $E$ and $F_A$ ...
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Multidifferential operators with vanishing integrals

(Moved from math.stackexchange.) Is the following proposition true? Given a multidifferential operator $D$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ with constant coefficients, i.e. for all functions $f_1,\dots,f_k \in C^...
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A variant on characteristic $p$ de Rham cohomology

I was thinking about de Rham cohomology in characteristic $p$, and in particular the recent question about Poincare residues, and I came up with the following construction. Let $k$ be a perfect field ...
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When are automorphisms of the cohomology ring realized by isometries?

Let $(M,g)$ be a closed smooth Riemannian manifold, and denote by $G$ a closed subgroup of its isometry group. By considering the maps $g^*$ induced by elements $g\in G$ in the (de Rham) cohomology $H^...
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Easier ways to compute homology/cohomology by adding extra structure

Suppose $X$ is a topological space and I want to talk about its “homology”. There is this notion of singular homology obtained from singular chain complex. This is not very easy to compute. Suppose ...
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Generalized de Rham cohomology on product bundle giving specified cohomology

Given a compact, smooth manifold $M$ and a real vector bundle $E \to M$ (in general not flat). There already have been numerous questions about how to equip the space $\bigoplus_k \Gamma(\Lambda^k T^* ...
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vanishing of higher algebraic de Rham cohomology and sheaves of differentials for singular curves

I'm looking for some results or references about de Rham cohomology of curves in less-than-optimal cases. The two vanishing results I care about are: $H^{k}_{\text{dR}}(X) = 0$ for $k>2$, since $H^...
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De Rham cohomology of Lie groupoid

Let $G$ be a Lie group acting on a manifold $M$. Consider the transformation groupoid $\mathcal{G}=(G\times M\rightrightarrows M)$. We have the notion of de Rham cohomology of a Lie groupoid by ...
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Suppose that two cohomologous forms agree on every restriction. Do they agree?

Let $\eta$, $\omega$ be two $(1,1)$-forms on $\mathbb{C}^m \times Y$, where $Y$ is a compact Kahler manifold with vanishing first Chern class, i.e., a Calabi-Yau manifold. Suppose that for all $z \in \...
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Leafwise de Rham cohomology (A true definition of differential forms along leaves)

For a foliated space $(M, \mathcal{F})$, one associate a leafwise de Rham cohomology. This cohomology and trace-class operators on this cohomology and trace interpretations for closed orbits of ...
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De Rham cohomology and extension of scalars

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero and let $X$ be a smooth variety over $K$. Given a field extension $L/K$, I denote by $X_L$ the variety $X \times_{Spec(K)} Spec(L)$. What is the easiest way ...
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