Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [homology]

Homology is a general way of associating a sequence of algebraic objects such as abelian groups or modules to other mathematical objects such as topological spaces.

16
votes
0answers
819 views

Homology classes of subvarieties of toric varieties

Let $X$ be a smooth proper toric variety, $Z\subseteq X$ a smooth subvariety. Is the fundamental class $[Z] \in H_\ast(X) = A_\ast(X)$ nonzero? Background If $X$ is a Kaehler variety, this is of ...
13
votes
0answers
549 views

Is this “Homology” useful to study?

In the usual singular homology of a topological space $X$, one consider the free abelian group generated by all continuous maps from the standard simplex $\Delta^{n}$ to $X$. Now we can ...
13
votes
0answers
552 views

Singular chains generated by manifolds with corners — does it really work?

Usually we define singular homology via the complex of singular chains: $$C_\ast(X)=\bigoplus_{n\geq 0}\mathbb Z\langle\sigma:\Delta^n\to X\rangle$$ where the right hand side denotes the free abelian ...
12
votes
0answers
707 views

About maps inducing bijections on homotopy classes

Let us assume that $f:X \to Y$ is a map of connected CW complexes, having the following property: if $K$ is a finite CW complex, then the induced map $f_{\ast}:[K,X] \to [K,Y]$ on \emph{free} homotopy ...
11
votes
0answers
525 views

Homology of Lie groups

Let $G$ be a Lie group and $G^{\delta}$ the underlying group (with discrete topology). Obviously, we have a continuous map of groups $i:G^{\delta}\rightarrow G$ which induces a map between classifying ...
10
votes
0answers
252 views

Do homology classes have “special” representatives?

Recall that, according to Hodge, de-Rham cohomology classes of "nice enough" manifolds have "special" representatives - namely, harmonic forms. Now, how does one choose a "special" one among ...
9
votes
0answers
146 views

Hochschild homology of a Hopf algebra

Let $A$ be a Hopf algebra over the complex numbers. Denote by $\mathcal{M}$ the dg-category of dg-$A$-modules. The Hochschild homology of $\mathcal{M}$ is not going to be the Hochschild homology of $A$...
9
votes
0answers
381 views

Singular chains as an HZ-module spectrum

For $R$ any ring and $H R$ its Eilenberg-MacLane spectrum -- a ring spectrum -- there is an equivalence between the $\infty$-categories of $H R$-module spectra and that of unbounded chain complexes of ...
7
votes
0answers
212 views

kernel of the mod $2$ Bockstein on the first cohomology group

Let $M$ be a path-connected finite $CW$-complex. Suppose the first integral homology group is $H_1(M;\mathbb{Z})= \mathbb{Z}_2^{\oplus r}\oplus A$ where $r\geq 1$ and $A$ is a finite abelian group of ...
6
votes
0answers
123 views

What is the relationship between the Khovanov-Rozansky homology of a digraph and that of a link?

Motivation: I'm reading this preprint, which takes a digraph $G = (V, E)$ and then builds a projective algebraic set $P(G)$ by assigning a variable to each edge and then defining certain polynomial "...
5
votes
0answers
59 views

Alexander-Whitney for cyclic objects

What is known about the extension of the AW map from simplicial to cyclic Abelian groups? Homological perturbation theory implies there is an A infinity-like sequence of maps, but is it known ...
5
votes
0answers
161 views

spectral sequence for a complex with two filtrations

Suppose $(C,d)$ is a chain complex: an abelian group with a map $d:C \to C$ such that $d^2 = 0$ (people like to assume $C$ is graded; if that helps - feel free to do so). A filtration is an ascending ...
5
votes
0answers
417 views

Does a Dehn twist in the mapping class group of an cobordism give a BV-operator in string topology?

In her article Higher string topology operations, Godin in particular construct for each surface with $n$ incoming and $m \geq 1$ outgoing boundary circles an operation $H_\ast(BMod(S);det^{\otimes d})...
4
votes
0answers
108 views

Do homological holes with unit coefficients correspond to polyhedra?

(Originally posted at m.se without answers.) Let $T$ be a set of triangles in an abstract simplicial complex, with orientation of the triangles chosen such that $$\partial \left( \sum \limits_{t \in ...
4
votes
0answers
194 views

Applications of cosheaf homology?

What are some applications of cosheaf homology within mathematics? Some ones I've heard of Sheaves (not cosheaves) are computing global sections and the Picard Group with a sheaf on projective space.
4
votes
0answers
64 views

Obstructions to symplectically embedding compact manifolds of dimension $4$ or higher

It is known in Li's paper (http://arxiv.org/pdf/0812.4929v1.pdf) that in compact symplectic manifolds $(X^{2n},\omega)$ of dimension at least $2n\geq 4$, an immersed symplectic surface represents a $2$...
4
votes
0answers
123 views

Uniform distribution of special homology classes mod-p

Let $X_0(N)$ be the usual modular curve. For $\chi$ a quadratic Dirichlet character of conductor $D$, define the homology class $c(\chi)=\sum_{i=0}^{|D|-1}\chi(i)\{\frac{i}{|D|}{\infty} \}$; here $\{...
3
votes
0answers
132 views

Eilenberg-Steenrod Axioms for Lawson Homology

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^N:=\mathbb{P}^N(\mathbb{C})$ be a projective variety and denote by $X(p)$ the set of $p$-dimensional subvariety of $X$. The free abelian group generated by $X(p)$ is the space ...
3
votes
0answers
87 views

A link of four 2-tori $T^2$ in $S^3 \times S^1 \# S^2 \times S^2 \# S^2 \times S^2$

Step 1: We glue two sets of complement space of $D^2\times T^2$ out of the 4-sphere $S^4$, through their $T^3$ boundary to obtain a new 4-manifold: $$(S^4 \smallsetminus D^2\times T^2) \cup (S^4 \...
3
votes
0answers
397 views

What is the formula for the homology class represented by the diagonal?

Let $M$ be a compact oriented manifold and $\{\mu_{i}\}$ a basis for the homology $H_*(M, \mathbb{Z})$ (we are ignoring any torsion). Now consider the diagonal $\Delta_{M}$ inside $M\times M$. ...
3
votes
0answers
118 views

Homology of derivations of Differential Graded Lie algebra

Let $(L,d)$ be a Differential Graded Lie Algebra ($L=\bigoplus L_i$ and $d:L_i \to L_{i-1}$ satisfying the graded Leibniz rule). On the algebra $\mathrm{Der}L$ of derivations of $L$ define a grading ...
2
votes
0answers
71 views

Is there a knot invariant robust to hiding one part of the diagram behind another?

Is there a well-known knot invariant that can be computed solely by inspecting an arbitrary projection of the knot into the plane (with a marking of each crossing as "over" or "under")? The reason ...
2
votes
0answers
97 views

Quillen homology of a morphism

I’m interested in definition of a homology of a map in model category $C$, as an example let’s take $C = \mathrm{sGrp}$. Let $\Gamma$ be a discrete group, its Quillen homology groups defined as $H_n \...
2
votes
0answers
81 views

Counting chain maps

I initially asked this question over at math stack exchange, you can find it here. I haven't really gotten any traction and I'm beginning to wonder if maybe its a harder question than I originally ...
2
votes
0answers
170 views

Tubular neighborhoods in the proof of the Morse homology theorem

I have a question regarding the proof of the Morse homology theorem given by D. Salamon in "Morse theory, the Conley index and Floer homology". The full text can be found here: http://www.mtm.ufsc.br/...
2
votes
0answers
477 views

Cech homology (!) of the Warsaw Circle

Can anyone can give me a reference to the fact that first Cech homology (not cohomology!) group of the Warsaw Circle is $\mathbb{R}$? Thank you in advance :)
2
votes
0answers
317 views

Twisted product structure on product of Eilenberg-MacLane spaces

The product of Eilenberg-MacLane spaces $K(\mathbb{Z}/2,1) \times K(\mathbb{Z}/2,2)$ is an $H$-space with respect to a "twisted product structure", where you add the product of the first entries to ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

non zero differential in a spectral sequence

This is the situation: Let $A = R_* \otimes C_*$ be an $R$-module where $C_*$ is a finitely generated graded ($*\geq 0$) vector space over a field $F$ which is also bounded above, and $R$ is a ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

Cohomology of a chain complex over a polynomial ring

I asked this on SE but I did not get any answer; I got some progress but I hope here I can find some help to finish the problem out. Let $R = F[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ be a polynomial ring over a field $...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Homology of SL(2,R) with finite coefficients

Consider the third homology group of a real special linear group $H_3 (SL(2,\mathbb{R}),\mathbb{F}_p)$. It is known$[1]$ that for $p=2$ the third homology group of $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ vanishes. ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

Example of open manifold with no free integer homology non-homeomorphic to a ball

I would like to state that if an open oriented even-dimensional (complex) manifold $M$ is such that $dim(H_k(M,\mathbb{Z}))=0$ for $k>0$, and 1 for $k=0$, then $M$ is homeomorphic to an open ball. ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

Reference request for Leibniz rule and spectral sequences

Suppose $A_*$,$B_*$, and $C_*$ are chain complexes equipped with filtrations and a map $m:A_* \otimes B_* \to C_*$ respecting these filtrations. I am looking for a reference for the fact that the map $...
1
vote
0answers
211 views

Invariance of combinatorial/geometric euler characteristic

I am trying to read and understand the paper: TARGET ENUMERATION VIA EULER CHARACTERISTIC INTEGRALS by YULIY BARYSHNIKOV AND ROBERT GHRIST. And I am having trouble with a statement. First of all, ...
1
vote
0answers
89 views

computing homology of subvarieties of Euclidean spaces by persistent homology

Let $M$ be a submanifold of the Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $G$ be a finite group acting on $M$ freely. I want to compute the homology (or even the cohomology ring) of $M/G$. Suppose the ...
1
vote
0answers
92 views

coefficient of homology of configuration spaces over real projective spaces

In the slides Characteristic Classes of Surface Bundles and Configuration Spaces, Miguel A. Xicot'encatl, page 38, what is the coefficient of the following homology? Could the coefficient be an ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Homology of the subcomplexes of the “diamond shaped” sphere under 1-norm in $R^n$ as a simplicial complex

The 1-norm on $\mathbb{R}^n$ is defined by $\|v\| = |v_1| + |v_2| + \cdots + |v_n|$ for a vector $v = (v_1, \ldots, v_n) \in \mathbb R^n$. The unit sphere $S^{n-1}_1$ under the 1-norm is a simplicial ...
1
vote
0answers
124 views

Homology and Burnside ring

If $G$ is a finite groupe, we denote $\mathcal{S}(G)$ the category of finite $G$-sets and $\mbox{I}(G)$ the set of isomorphism classes of it's objects. The Burnside ring of $G$, denoted by $\Omega(G)$,...
1
vote
0answers
230 views

Role of determinant of the matrix corresponding to $i$-th Homology group.

I was thinking about the proof of the Lefschetz's Fixed point theorem and the ingeniuty of the Hopf's Trace formula, i.e. associating the trace of the matrix for deciding about the fixed points. Now ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

Homology and Exterior Square

Let $G$ be a finite group and $G \wedge G$ denote the exterior square of $G$. It is well known that the second integral homology $H_2(G,\mathbb{Z})$ is the kernel of homomorphism $x \wedge y \mapsto [...
1
vote
0answers
101 views

some intuition about the degree of a map

Consider a map $$ f: \Sigma \to X/\sigma,$$ where $\Sigma=\Sigma_g/\Omega$ is a quotient of a Riemann surface by an antiholomorphic involution, $\sigma:X\to X$ is an antiholomorphic involution of some ...
1
vote
0answers
125 views

Does compactly supported cohomology make sense for cosimplicial spaces?

As far as I understand, whenever one has something (co)simplicial in spaces, one should take a sort of diagonal to reduce the study to a single space. I'm never sure though whether one preserves only ...
1
vote
0answers
300 views

Question on Steenrod realizability problem

René Thom proved that for any topological space $X$, any integral homology class of $X$ (of any degree) has an odd multiple that is the pushforward of the fundamental class of a smooth compact ...
1
vote
0answers
322 views

connection between non-orientable manifolds and torsion in 1D (co) homology

I'm interested in understanding the probability that given a prime $p$, $p$ divides the order of the torsional part of $H^k(X,Z)$, where $X$ is a finite simplicial complex. Lets say you have a ...
1
vote
0answers
249 views

Homology of nice planar sets

Is there a quick and simple proof of the fact that the homology group of a nice (say with piecewise smooth boundary) planar domain is free abelian with a basis corresponding to the holes in the domain?...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

show that the set of functions from $ \mathbb{Z}[X^{n}] $ to $ A $ is generated by the characteristic functions

Let $ X $ be a quandle and $ A $ be an abelian group (for simplicity assume that $ A $ is a finite cyclic group $ \mathbb{Z}_{n} $ or the infinite cyclic group $ \mathbb{Z} $). I need to show that the ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

Homology of $S^n/G_x$

I tried to find the homology groups of the quotient of the unit sphere $S^{n-1}$ by an action of a finite subgroup $G$ of $SO(n)$. I'm especially concerned with $$H_i(S^{n-1}/G),\quad 1\leq i\leq n-2.$...
0
votes
0answers
249 views

Divisibility in homology/homotopy

I have a simply-connected CW-complex $F$ of finite-type, and I know that the imprimitivity of its particular integral homology is divisible by an odd prime $p$; that is, $$ \forall n,\exists \delta, \...
0
votes
0answers
207 views

loop space homology and lens spaces

Is the homology of free loop space of lens spaces known? Thanks in advance for your help.
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Relative homology and a map with degree 1

Let M be a manifold and $B_p(1,M)$ a ball of radius 1 and center p in M. Let $F:B_p(1,M)\to \mathbb{R}^n$ a map such that $F(\partial B_p(1,M))\subset B_0(1+\epsilon,\mathbb{R}^n)\setminus B_0(1-\...
0
votes
0answers
197 views

map of inductive systems of distinguished triangles

I have for any $n$ some distinguished triangles $$X_n->Y_n->Z_n$$ $$X'_n->Y'_n->Z'_n$$ The families $(X_n), (Y_n), (X'_n), (Y'_n)$ are inductive systems, $(X_n)$ is quasi-isomorphic to $(X'...