# Questions tagged [differential-graded-algebras]

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### detecting a semi-free module from its bar-resolution

Let $A$ be a DG-algebra over a field (say $k$). A DG-module $M$ over $A$ is said to be semi-free if it admits an exhaustive filtration $0 = M_0 \subset M_1 \subset \ldots \subset M_p = M$ such that ...

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### Is the free algebra over an operad an algebra over that operad?

I'm asking here this question I asked on MSE that got no answers.
Let $V$ be a dg-module and $P$ an operad. The free $P$-algebra on $V$ is defined by $P(V)=\bigoplus_{r=0}^\infty (P(r)\otimes V^{\...

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### How does the knot contact homology augmentation polynomial change under a surgery on the base manifold?

So for every knot $K \in S^3$, there is a knot contact homology of $K$, and we can find the augmentation variety for this homology. The defining polynomial is known as the augmentation polynomial $A(K)...

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### The correct homotopically relevant notion of ideals of dg-algebras (or $\mathbb E_1$-rings)

I'm trying to figure out what an ideal of a, say, dg-algebra (or, if you prefer, $\mathbb E_1$-ring) $R$ is in a homotopically relevant fashion, but I can't actually figure it out. I can assume that $...

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### Saturated differentially closed field

What means "saturated" in "saturated differentially closed field" ?

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### Curvature of nonsymmetric metric tensors?

Consider a smooth manifold $M$ of arbitrary dimension. We have notions of psuedo-Riemannian or Riemannian metrics on a manifold, and they differ in the slightest way of being positive-definite or not. ...

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### Finite CDGA model for a compact manifold

Is it true that a compact smooth manifold always has a finite-dimension commutative dg algebra model?
Same question can be asked about compact CW complexes.
More generally, is it true that a CW ...

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### When is the module of Kahler differentials free?

As the title says, when is the module of Kahler differentials a free module? In particular, are there known conditions or criterions that could be met that ensures that it will be free?
For example, ...

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### Kan extensions between categories of monoid objects

Let $K\colon\mathcal{A}\longrightarrow\mathcal{B}$ be
a functor between $\mathcal{V}$-enriched categories. Endowing $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$ with promonoidal
structures, we obtain induced ...

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### Simple, explicit, functorial cylinder object in CDGA

In the model category of graded commutative dg-algebras CDGA over $\mathbb{Q}$ (with the projective model structure) there is a simple, functorial construction of a path object given by tensoring with ...

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### Shklyarov's Euler class in geometrical setting

In paper HIRZEBRUCH-RIEMANN-ROCH THEOREM FOR DG ALGEBRAS Shklyarov provides construction which for a given dg-algebra (over field $k$, proper, $k$-smooth) $A$ and perfect $A$-module $M$ associate en ...

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### Linearity of a dg category $C$ over $HH^0(C)$

Let $C$ be a pre-triangulated dg-category over a field $k$ whose Hochschild cohomology groups $\operatorname{HH}^*(C)$ are concentrated in non-negative degree (cohomologically). Is $C$ Morita ...

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### Applying a Hochschild cocycle to a Maurer-Cartan element: how one should think of this?

Let $C^{\bullet}(A,M)$ be the Hochschild cochain complex of a DG-algebra $A$ with coefficients in a DG-bimodule $M$. Let $\zeta \in C^0(A,M)$ be a cocycle. Let $a \in A$ be a Maurer-Cartan element, $d(...

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### Skew differential graded algebra

A sigma, or skew, derivation is a natural generalisation of the
notion of derivation depending on an algebra automorphism $\sigma$ which
when equal to $id = \sigma$ reduces to the usual notion of a
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### Sullivan minimal model in the case of $H^1(V)\neq 0$

Is there a simple construction of a Sullivan minimal model $\Lambda U \rightarrow V$ in the case that $H^1(V)\neq 0$? Do you have a reference? I envisage a degree-wise construction as in the case of $...

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### Does the functor sending a DGA to its zeroth component admit a right adjoint?

Let $A$ be a ring and write $\underline{A}^\bullet$ for the associated trivial DGA. We have a functor
$$\mathrm{ev}_0\colon\mathbf{dgAlg}_{\underline{A}^\bullet}\longrightarrow\mathbf{Alg}_A$$
sending ...

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### Functoriality of Hochschild cohomology for Drinfeld quotients

Let $C$ be a dg category and $C \to D$ a Drinfeld localization. Is there an induced pushforward map on $\operatorname{HH}^*(C) \to \operatorname{HH}^*(D)$, where $\operatorname{HH}^*$ denotes the ...

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### What is the definition of homotopy flat connections?

What is a definition of a homotopy flat connection - in the context of differential forms with values in a dg algebra

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### Universal bimodule for homotopy biderivations

Recall the commutative story: for a commutative algebra $A$, its module of differentials $\Omega (A)$ is characterized by the universal property that any derivation $\delta \colon A \to M$ is in a ...

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### Reference request: Differential graded structures in mixed characteristic

I am looking for references/papers on differential graded structures and their applications in mixed characteristic. The following I have discuss differential graded algebras in the general, not in ...

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### Simplicial differential graded algebra and a filtration

Let $A$ be a simplicial differential algebra, i.e. for each $n \in \mathbb{N}$ a differential graded algebra $(A_n,d_n)$ and for each weakly increasing map $f \colon [n] \to [m]$ a morphism $f_* \...

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### De Rham and Koszul complexes

Consider the algebraic de Rham complex of the $n$-dimensional plane: this is merely
$$\ldots\rightarrow Sym(V^*)\otimes\bigwedge^{k}V^*\rightarrow Sym(V^*)\otimes\bigwedge^{k+1}V^*\rightarrow\ldots
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### Does a homologically bounded dg A-module admit a “locally finite” semi-free resolution

Let $A$ be a bounded dg-algebra whose underlying algebra is Noetherian and such that $H^*(A)$ is Noetherian. Let $M$ be a cohomologically bounded dg-module over $A$, whose cohomology groups are ...

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### $\mathbb{Z}_2$-grading by Hodge star operator (for signature theorem)

This question may be a bit low level for MO but I have not received any attention from the SE post.
Consider the algebra of exterior forms $\bigwedge T^*M$ on an even dimensional $n$-manifold $M$. We ...

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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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### Reason to apply the Koszul sign rule everywhere in graded contexts

The Koszul sign rule is a sign rule that arises from graded-commutative algebras. For instance, let $\bigwedge(x_1,\dots, x_n)$ be the free graded-commutative algebra generated by $n$ elements of ...

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### Construct $A_\infty$ bimodules maps from dg-maps

Let $ A $ be a dg-algebra. Let $U,V,W$ and $Z$ be dg-bimodules over $A$-$A$. Suppose I have cofibrant replacements $\pi_U : Up \rightarrow U$ (as right dg-module) and $\pi_W : pW \rightarrow W$ (as ...

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### Braided monoidal categories

I know that it has been shown that $E_2$ algebra objects in Categories are simply braided monoidal categories.
In particular, Lurie says that an $E_2$-monoidal structure on the infinity-category $N(C)$...

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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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### Regarding linear splitting of lie algebra morphism and their CE complexes

The main question here is to ask if anyone has ever seen/researched the map $\alpha$ below and get a reference regarding it. Also, if anyone tells me the equivalent conditions to $\alpha=0$, I would ...

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### Differential graded Lie algebra over an ordinary Lie algebra

Given a dg (differential graded) Lie algebra $L$ and an ordinary Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$,
is there written somewhere a formal definition of $L$ as a dg Lie algebra over $\mathfrak{g}$?

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### Is a finite dimensional graded algebra isomorphic to the equivariant de Rham complex of a Lie group?

Edit: According to essential comment of YCore I revise the question.
Let $A$ be a finite dimensional graded algebra which is a unital, super commutative and associative algebra. Is there a Lie group $...

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### Free DGA given a map and cohomology groups

Why do Free DGAs on a morphism often give the same (co)homology as other (co)homologies?
Here is the example that comes to mind first:
Example: Let $R$ be a ring, let $A$ be an $R$-algebra, let $M$ ...

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### Star product on functions of a Poisson-Lie group

Consider a Poisson-Lie group $G$, with whatever additional requirements (quasi-triangular, compact, simply connected).
We can consider $G$ as a Poisson Manifold and apply Kontsevich formality to ...

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### When is $C\text-\mathsf{dg\text-mod}$ determined by the connective base changes?

I'm using cohomological gradings.
For $C\in k\text-\mathsf{cdga}$ (where $k$ can be taken of characteristic 0), a morphism $C\to A$ to a connective dg-algebra $A\in k\text-\mathsf{cdga}_{\leq0}$ ...

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### Homomorphism or derivation conserving irreducibility

Let $R$ be a integral domain and $\phi$ be an automorphism of $R$. For a given element $x \in R$, we consider a sequence $(\phi^n(x))_{n=0}^{\infty}$.
I wonder if there is any related theory to ...

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### On the definition of Tor over differential graded algebras

Let $R$ be differential graded algebra, $M$ a left-module over $R$ and $N$ a right-module over $R$. Further, let $P^{*}$ be a proper projective resolution of $M$. I have seen that $Tor_R(N,M)$ is ...

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### Two definitions of minimal models

Is there any relationship between both definitions of minimal models? (the couple of definitions I know are the one mentioned in Lefèvre's thesis, in the sense that the differential is zero, and the ...

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### Derivations of algebras graded by a group

Let $A$ be an algebra. A derivation of $A$ is a linear map $d:A \rightarrow A$ such that $d(ab)=d(a)b + a d(b)$ for $a, b \in A$.
If $A$ is a $\mathbb{Z}-$graded algebra, where $\mathbb{Z}$ is the ...

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### Is the existence of $A_{\infty}$-inverse a consequence of Homotopy Transfer Theorem?

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $0$ and $(A,d_A)$, $(B,d_B)$ be two differential graded (dg) algebras over $k$. Let $f: A\to B$ be a closed degree $0$ map of dg-algebras and $g: B\to A$ be a map ...

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### If C is a cocomplete coalgebra, then $\psi:C\rightarrow B\Omega C$ is a filtered quasi-isomorphism

I am reading the PhD thesis thesis of Kenji Lefèvre-Hasegawa and the corresponding errata by Bernhard Keller, my question is about the first error found in the thesis. Lemma 1.3.2.3 c states 'the ...

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### DG-Modules over CDG-algebras in the sense of rational homotopy theory

I don't know if this question is elementary or not. Suppose we have a rationalization $X_\mathbb{Q}$ of a simply connected topological space $X$. Then we can construct a CDG-algebra - a minimal ...

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### On the coalgebraic homotopy transfer theorem

Let $A$ be a dg algebra, say over a field. The Homotopy Transfer Theorem says that $H(A)$ can noncanonically be given the structure of $A_\infty$-algebra, extending the induced multiplication on $H(A)$...

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### Reference Request: A “Chevalley-Eilenberg”-style formulation of the $L_\infty$ algebra minimal model theorem?

The nicest definition of $L_\infty$-algebras ---which I will call a "Chevalley-Eilenberg" style definition after the obvious analogy with the Chevalley-Eilenberg differential of Lie algebras--- is the ...

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### Tensor product of a DGA and an $A_\infty$ algebra

In general there seems no way to naturally define the tensor product of two $A_\infty$ algebras $A$ and $B$. But, if $(A, m^A_1,m^A_2)$ is only a DGA(differential graded algebra) and $(B, m^B_k, k\ge ...

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### Algebras: Homology vs. Resolution as a dg-algebra

My question is what is the relation (if any) between the following two notions.
Starting from an augmented algebra $A$ over a field $k$, one way to compute the homology of $A$ is to find a projective ...

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### Is $\text{DGA}^{-}$ a monoidal model category?

Let $\text{DGA}^{-}$ denote the category of non-positively graded differential graded algebras with differentials of degree $+1$. It is well-known that $\text{DGA}^{-}$ has a model structure with
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### DGA for a general abelian category

Differential graded algebras dga-s are fundamental objects of study in homological algebra and category theory. On the nlab webpage, they are defined as follows:
a dga is a monoid in the symmetric ...

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### Wrong way Poincare duality for Calabi-Yau dg-algebras?

Let $A$ be a smooth compact Calabi-Yau dg $k$-algebra of dimension $w$. It is widely known (e.g. Atsusi Takahashi proposition 2.4) that in such situation we have non canonical isomorphism of $A^{en}$-...

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### Homology of bar complex vs homology of indecomposables

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Background: This question is about the bar and cobar constructions, and their relationship with the indecomposables of a dg-algebra. A brief summary of the bar and cobar ...