# Questions tagged [derived-functors]

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### Is there a correction to the failure of geometric morphisms to preserve internal homs?

Given a geometric morphism $$f:\mathscr{F}\to\mathscr{E}$$ where $\mathscr{F},\mathscr{E}$ are toposes, we know that $f^*$ does not preserve internal homs, i.e. $f^*[X,Y]\ncong[f^*X,f^*Y]$. We do have ...

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### Does anyone have a good example of an injective resolution?

I'm learning about injective resolutions and derived functor sheaf cohomology, and it seems that every source on injective resolutions gives no examples. I feel like just one good example would make ...

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### (Derived category of) sheaves over an infinite union

The short version of my question is:
Suppose $X$ is a (reasonably nice) topological space such that $X = \bigcup_{n \ge 1} X_n$ for an increasing sequence of (closed) subspaces $X_1 \subset X_2 \...

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### Image, upto direct summands, of derived push-forward of resolution of singularities

Let $\mathcal C$ be a full subcategory (closed under isomorphism also) of an additive category $\mathcal A$. Then, $\text{add}(\mathcal C)$ is the full subcategory of $\mathcal A$ consisting of all ...

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### Higher direct images along proper morphisms in the non-Noetherian setting

Let $f : X \to Y$ be a finitely presented proper morphism. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a quasi-coherent sheaf on $X$. Do the functors $R^i f_* \mathcal{F}$ preserve any of the following properties:
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### A perfect complex over a local Cohen--Macaulay ring whose canonical dual is concentrated in a single degree

Let $R$ be a complete local Cohen--Macaulay ring with dualizing module $\omega$. Let $M$ be a perfect complex over $R$. If the homology of $\mathbf R\text{Hom}_R(M,\omega)$ is concentrated in a ...

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### Vanishing of $\operatorname{Ext}_R^{1}(M,R)$ when $R$ is a Gorenstein local ring of dimension $1$ and $M$ is not finitely generated

Let $(R,\mathfrak m)$ be a Gorenstein local ring of dimension $1$. Let $M$ be an $R$-module (not finitely generated) such that $M\neq \mathfrak m M$ and there exists a non-zero-divisor $x\in \mathfrak ...

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### derived completion and flat base change

Let $f:A \to B$ be a flat morphism of commutative $p$-adic completely rings.
We denote by $D_{\text{comp}}(A)$ the derived category of complexes over $A$, which is derived $p$-adic complete.
For a ...

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### Basis of Lambda algebra for a programmer

First of all, I'm not a specialist in alg. top., but I try to apply computational math to it, so if I'm wrong in something you'd be doing a better thing explaining it to me instead of blaming me :) ...

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### left integration of functor in the category of groups

Assume that a functor on the category of groups vanishes on all projective objects. Is it necessarily the left derived functor of a half exact functor on this category?

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### Proper birational morphism from a Gorenstein normal scheme to a normal local domain, with trivial higher direct images, implies Cohen-Macaulay?

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $0$. Let $R$ be a Noetherian local normal domain containing $k$. Also assume that $R$ is the homomorphic image of a Gorenstein ring of finite dimension, hence $R$ ...

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### Does a functor preserving injectives also preserve K-injective complexes?

Let $F:A\to B$ be an exact functor of Grothendieck abelian categories. If $F$ preserves injective objects, then does the exact functor $F:K(A)\to K(B)$ preserves K-injective complexes?
For example, ...

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### Non-cofiltered derived limits

As far as I know, the inverse limit and its derived functors can be defined even in case we are dealing with a functor $F: I \to A$ from a category $I$ that is not cofiltered. I would content myself ...

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### Fourier-Mukai transform is the derived functor

In Mukai's paper Duality between $D(X)$ and $D(\hat{X})$ with its application to Picard sheaves, Nagoya Math Journal, 1981, there is one sentence that puzzles me.
Let $X$ be an abelian variety over an ...

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### What properties do the categories $\mathbf{GrpMod}$ and $\mathbf{GrpMod}^*$ of compatible pairs have? Can we do homological algebra with them?

Consider the following category $\mathbf{GrpMod}^*$ of compatible pairs, that is:
an object is a pair $(G,M)$, where $G$ is a group and $M$ is a left $\Bbb Z[G]$-module. A morphism $(G,M) \to (H,N)$ ...

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### What can be said about the derived functor of a composition between unbounded derived categories?

Let $\mathcal A, \mathcal B,\mathcal C$ be abelian categories and let $F:\mathcal A \to \mathcal B,G: \mathcal B \to \mathcal C$ be left exact functors such that $RF:D(\mathcal A) \to D(\mathcal B), ...

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### Restricting perverse intermediate extension to closed complement

Consider a scheme $X$ over athe complex numbers, $j:U\to X$ an open subscheme, $i:Z\to X$ its closed complement, and a perverse sheaf $F$ over $U$ with complex coefficients.
The intermediate extension ...

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### If Serre's intersection multiplicity $\chi(R/I, R/J)$ equals $\operatorname{length}_R (R/(I+J))$, then are $R/I, R/J$ Cohen-Macaulay?

Let $(R,\mathfrak m)$ be a regular local ring. Let $I,J$ be proper ideals of $R$ such that $R/(I+J)$ has finite length i.e. $\sqrt{I+J}=\mathfrak m.$ Since $I+J$ annihilates $\text{Tor}_n^R(R/I, R/J)$ ...

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### Vanishing of higher limits

Let $I$ be a directed set and let $X_I$ be a corresponding inverse system of, say, (complex) vector spaces or abelian groups (in my case in general not finite-dimensional, resp. not finitely generated)...

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### Is the composite of absolute derived functors a derived functor?

Let me recall the following definition. Let $F: C \to D$ be a functor between homotopical categories. Denote by $\gamma_C: C \to \mathrm{Ho} C$ the localization and similary for $D$. A total left ...

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### A functor admitting a total, but not point-set derived functor

Mike Shulman, in his article Homotopy limits and colimits and enriched homotopy theory observes (towards the end of page 8) that it may be the case that a functor $F: C \to D$ between homotopical ...

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### Can we define derived functors in model categories without functorial factorisations?

Let $F: \mathcal{C} \to \mathcal{D}$ be a left Quillen functor between model categories. In Definition 2.16 of Goerss–Schemmerhorn - Model Categories and Simplicial Methods, the left derived functor $...

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### How to complete $i^*i_*\mathcal{F}\to \mathcal{F}$ into an exact triangle for a smooth divisor $i: X\hookrightarrow Y$?

Let $Y$ be a smooth algebraic variety and $i: X\hookrightarrow Y$ be a smooth divisor. We consider the derived functors $i^*: D^b_{coh}(Y)\to D^b_{coh}(X)$ and $i_*: D^b_{coh}(X)\to D^b_{coh}(Y)$. By ...

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### Do we have a left adjoint of $i^*$ for a closed immersion $i$?

Let $i: X\hookrightarrow Y$ be a closed immersion of varieties. We have the derived pullback functor $i^*: D^b_{coh}(Y)\to D^b_{coh}(X)$.
My questions is: can we construct a left adjoint of $i^*$ in ...

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### What is the cone of $\mathcal{F}\to i_*i^*\mathcal{F}$ for a divisor $i: D\hookrightarrow X$?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety of dimension $n$ and $i: D\hookrightarrow X$ be a smooth, anti-canonical divisor in $X$. In other words,$[D]+[\omega_X]=[0]$ where $\omega_X$ is the canonical ...

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### Relative and absolute Ext groups

Given a homomorphism of rings $S \rightarrow R$, for a pair of $R$-modules $M, N$ the machinery of relative homological algebra defines relative $Ext$-groups
$Ext_{R, S}(M, N)$.
These can be defined, ...

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### Higher direct image of coherent sheaf and rigid analytification

Let $k$ be a non-archimedean field of characteristic zero. Then let $$f:X \rightarrow Y$$
be a (proper) morphism of smooth projective varieties over $k$. The GAGA functor (for rigid analytic spaces) ...

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### Derived functor of functor tensor product

Suppose $\mathcal{A}$ is a Grothendieck abelian category with enough projectives, then $\mathcal{A}$ is tensored and cotensored over $\mathrm{Ab}$ with $\mathbb{Z}^{\oplus S}\otimes X\cong \bigoplus_S ...

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### Derived functors of inverse limit in abelian categories?

I have a finite poset $I$ and an inverse system $A: I^{op}\longrightarrow \mathscr C$ taking values in an abelian category $\mathscr C$.
I suppose that $\mathscr C$ has direct sums. Given that my ...

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### $\operatorname{Ext}$-group in the category of modules versus in the subcategory of finitely generated ones

I am trying to refine my understanding of derived categories.
Let $\text{Mod}_R$ and $\text{Mod}^f_R$ be respectively the categories of modules and finitely generated modules over a Notherian ring $R$ ...

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### nPOV: Cohomology and derived functors

In the nPOV, cohomology is realized as the connected component of the derived hom space [1]. Namely,
$$H^n(X,Y) = \pi_0 \mathbb{H}(X,B^nY),$$
where $\mathbb{H}$ is an $(\infty,1)$-topos and $B$ is the ...

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### Relation between push forward by diagonal morphism and higher direct image functors

Let $f : X \to Y$ be a morphism between two Noetherian schemes. Then $f_*$(respect to $R^1f_*$) sends coherent sheaves to coherent sheaves if and only if $f$ is universally closed (respect to ...

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### If a natural transform is an equivalence, under which circumstances is the induced derived natural transform also an equivalence?

More specifically, let A and B be two abelian categories. Suppose $F:A\to B$ is a left exact functor, $G:A\to A$ and $H:B\to B$ are two right exact functors such that $F\circ G=H\circ F$.
With which ...

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### The cohomology groups corresponding to a modified global sections functor

Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a sheaf on the big etale site of $Sm_k$. I am looking for a way to calculate a modified version of sheaf cohomology. Let $X$ be a smooth scheme and $Z$ a closed sub-scheme. After ...

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### Why are derived functors triangulated?

I am following Verdier's notion of derived functors as Kan extensions along the localization $K(\mathcal{A}) \to D(\mathcal{A})$ of the homotopy category of complexes to the derived category.
In the ...

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### Nonabelian variants of the Breen-Deligne resolution

The Breen-Deligne resolution is an unusual functorial resolution of an abelian group A by finite direct sums of free abelian groups of the form $\Bbb Z[A^n] = Free_{Ab}(A^n)$. It makes several ...

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### Passing to torsion of an exact sequence

If
$$
\Theta\colon\quad 0\to A\to B\to C\to 0
$$
is an exact sequence of abelian groups, and $n$ is an integer, then one obtains an exact sequence $$
0\to A[n] \to B[n] \to C[n] \stackrel{\delta_n(\...

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### Derived functor and bi-module

If A and B are finite dimensional k-algebras, k is a field. $_{A}G\in A-mod$ is a Gorenstein projective module, then we have $RHom_{A}(G,A)\simeq Hom(G,A)$ since $Ext_{A}^{i}(G,A)=0$ for any $i\in \...

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### Conflicting definitions of RHom

I am trying to understand the bifunctor $R\operatorname{Hom} : D(\mathcal{A}) ^{op} \times D(\mathcal{A}) \to D(\operatorname{Ab})$ (I am also interested in the total right derived functor of the ...

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### Questions about $\text{Perf}(A)$ of dg algebra $A$

[ALEXEY ELAGIN AND VALERY A. LUNTS, p.4.] Recall that triangulated category $\text{Perf}(A)$ is defined as the full thick triangulated subcategory of $D(A)$ generated by the dg $A$-module $A$.
[...

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### Is every middle exact functor a derived functor?

Assume for the sake of simplicity we are working with categories of modules over some ring. Call a functor $F$ middle exact if for an exact sequence $ 0 \to A \to B \to C \to 0 $, we have that $FA \to ...

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### Reference request: excess normal bundle and derived pullback

Consider a fiber square
$\require{AMScd}$
\begin{CD}
X' @>i'>> Y'\\
@V g V V @VV f V\\
X @>>i> Y,
\end{CD}
where $i$ and $i'$ are regular immersions, and consider the ...

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### Action on group $\operatorname{Ext}^i(\mathcal{L}, \mathcal{M})$ by scalar multiplication

Let $X$ be a proper scheme over field $k$ and $\mathcal{L}, \mathcal{M}$ two invertible $\mathcal{O}_X$-modules. Then $Hom_{\mathcal{O}_X}(\mathcal{L}, \mathcal{M}) \cong Hom_{\mathcal{O}_X}(\mathcal{...

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### Does direct image via proper map preserve coherence of unbounded complexes?

As for the title, I'm considering a proper map $f : X \rightarrow Y$ of Noetherian schemes and I'm trying to understand whether the direct image $Rf_{\ast} : D_{qc}(X) \rightarrow D_{qc}(Y)$ sends the ...

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### Subspace inclusion with non-vanishing higher direct images

I'm looking for concrete topological intuition for the derived pushforward.
Let $f:X\to Y$ be a continuous map. The derived pushforward $\mathbf Rf_\ast$ takes a sheaf $F$ to the sheafification of ...

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### Abelian category with enough injectives but not functorially

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an Abelian category with enough injectives. Is it always possible to make the injective embedding functorial? By this I mean that there should exist a functor $I \colon \mathcal{A}...

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### Conceptual definition of derived functors allowing for quick proof of comparison theorems for sheaf cohomology

There are several approaches of increasing sophistication and simplicity to defining derived functors. I know of universal $\delta$-functors and Kan extensions along localizations. More definitions ...

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### Dualizing complex description in Stacks project

The question is closely related to this one this one (more precisely the reference the comment by AGl earner) and is aimed to understand the proof of Lemma 20.2 from notes from Stacks notes from ...

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### Fourier Mukai kernel which gives an equivalence only in one direction

If $X$ and $Y$ are two schemes and $F \in Perf(X \times Y)$, then we can define a functor from $Perf(X)$ to $Perf(Y)$ as the Fourier Mukai transform $\Phi^{X \rightarrow Y} = q_{\ast}(F \otimes p^{\...

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### multiplicative structure of Ext

Basically, I am trying to compute something with the Adams spectral sequence (as a toy example). The $E^2$ page reduced to computing $Ext^{s,t}_{\Gamma} (\mathbb{F}_2, \mathbb{F}_2)$, where $\Gamma = \...