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$H_2(M)$ is free abelian for any simply connected $4$-manifold

In Naber's book "Topology, Geometry and Gauge Fields. Foundations", it is stated that for each $4$-manifold $M$ which is smooth, closed, connected and simply connected we have $H_0(M) = H_4(M)= ...
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Examples spectral sequence

I have to make a talk about spectral sequences, so I'd like to present some concrete examples of computation, after the general definition. I'd like to present three examples of spectral sequences: ...
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Euler characteristic, genus and cohomology: a deep connection?

For a smooth projective curve $V$ over the complex numbers, the algebraic genus, defined as the dimension of the linear system $L(\omega)$, where $\omega$ is the canonical divisor, coincides with the ...
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non-abelian Galois cohomology

Let $1 \to A \to B \to C \to 1$ be a short exact sequence of (not necessarily abelian) $G$-modules. Passing to non-abelian cohomology, we have the exact sequence of pointed sets $$ 1 \to A^G \to B^G ...
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Cohomology of Cech for contractible spaces [on hold]

Prove that $H^p(X,G)=0$ for X contractible space and G any group.
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Restricting the DeRham cohomology class of a submanifold to a coordinate neighborhood.

Suppose $M$ is an $n$-manifold and $A$ a $k$-dimensional submanifold, both compact and oriented. Let the deRham cohomology class of $A$ be denoted $[\phi_A]$. The class is defined by ...
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Cohomology groups of coherent sheaves for very small and very big twists.

Let $\mathcal{F}$ be nonzero coherent sheaf over the projective space $\mathbb{P}_k^n$. The Serre vanishing Theorem says that $h^i \mathcal{F}(d)=0$ for $i>0$ and $d\gg 0$. I am wondering if it is ...
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Factor sets and group extensions (Homological algebra- Hilton and Stammbach VI.10.1)

Show that an extension $$A\xrightarrow{i} E\xrightarrow{p} G$$ may be described by a factor set, as follows. Let $s:G\rightarrow E$ be a secion so that $ps=1_G$. Every elmenet of $E$ is of the form ...
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How does one actually take the dual of a chain complex?

I know the following about the chain complex used for computing the homology groups of the torus $S^1 \times S^1$: The complex is $0 \to^{\delta_3} \mathbb{Z}[U] \oplus \mathbb{Z}[L] \to^{\delta_2} ...
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Question about Tate resolution and cohomology groups of nonzero coherent sheaves.

Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a nonzero coherent sheaf on the projective space $\mathbb{P}_{k}^m$. I am trying to show that for every integer $d$ there is $j$ for which $h^j\mathcal{F}(d-j) \neq 0$. My ...
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$H^1(X, G_1 \times G_2)$ in terms of simpler first cohomologies

Let $X$ be a variety over a field $k$ of characteristic 0 (not necessarily with $k = \bar{k}$). Let $G_1, G_2$ be linear algebraic groups over $k$. My question is: Can I write $H^1(X, G_1 \times ...
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$H^q(\mathfrak{g},K;V)$ is equal to $Ext_{\left(\mathfrak{g},K\right)}^q\left(\mathbb{C},V\right)$?

Let $G$ be a Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. Let $K$ be a closed subgroup of $G$ with corresponding Lie subalgebra $\mathfrak{k}$. Let $V$ be a $\left(\mathfrak{g},K\right)$-module. Then, I ...
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1-forms as a direct sum

Let us define the spaces $C_0, C_1$ and $C_2$ of differential $0,1,2$ forms respectively on the sphere $S^2.$ Is it true that $C_1$ is the direct sum of $d(C_0) \oplus \delta^* (C_2)$? I think this ...
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Short proof of Borsuk-Ulam's

By examining the singular cohomology ring with $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$ coefficients, it is easy to see that if $n>m$ that there can be no map $f:\mathbb{R}P^{n}\to \mathbb{R}P^m$ that induces ...
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Are generalized cohomology theories, spectra, and infinite loop spaces all the same thing up to homotopy?

More specifically, John Baez mentions here that the following 3 things are equivalent (up to some technicalities). the isomorphism classes of complex line bundles over $X$ the homotopy classes of ...
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antiholomorphic involution action on resolved orbifold of tori

Consider the space $\tilde X= T^2 \times T^2 \times T^2 / G$ where $T^2$ is a torus and $G=Z_2 \times Z_2$ acts as $\theta_1:(z_1,z_2) \mapsto (-z_1,-z_2)$, $\theta_2:(z_2,z_3) \mapsto (-z_2,-z_3)$ ...
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Compute the cohomology of projective schemes

In Hartshorne's book, Section 3.5, the cohomology of projective spaces is computed. How to compute the cohomology of projective schemes? Maybe the general case is complicated, please look at the ...
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Morphism $H^1(k, G) \to H^1(X,G)$

I have a $k$-variety $X$, and some algebraic group $G$ (not necessarily commutative) over $k$. Here, $k$ is a field of zero characteristic. I know that the functor $H^1(-,G)$ is contravariant, meaning ...
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coboundary operators in relative lie algebra cohomology

I am starting to read relative lie algebra cohomology. We define the coboundary operator $d$ from $Hom_K(\wedge^q\mathcal{g}/\mathcal{k}, V)$ to $Hom_K(\wedge^{q+1}\mathcal{g}/\mathcal{k}, V)$ as ...
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turning a map into a fibration

In Allen Hatcher's book Spectral Sequence page 29 Example 1.18, What means "turning the map into a fibration" and convert a map into a fibration"? Given a map $f:X\to Y$, $f$ is not necessarily a ...
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Basic question: $H^1$ and $H^{0,1}$

Please could you explain why for a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$ (or - if you prefer the analytic world - compact complex manifold) $T$ we have $H^1(\mathcal{O}_T)\simeq H^{0,1}(T)$ as ...
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Confusion about cohomology and universal coefficients theorem.

I want to check that my understanding is correct about cohomology. Let $X$ be a topological space $G$ be an abelian group. The universal coefficients theorem, as stated in hatcher, says that the ...
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Hasse's theorem on elliptic curves over finite fields

Suppose $\mathcal{E}$ is an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$, Then Hasse's theorem states that for any large characteristic $p$ there exists an algebraic number $\lambda_p$ of modulus ...
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Hartshorne Corollary 9.4

I am reading the section of Flatness from Hartshorne. I have a doubt in the proof of the corollary of the following proposition : $\textbf{Proposition 9.3}$ Let $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ be a separated ...
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Homology of $n$-sheeted covering space

Let $X$ be the Klein bottle, that is $X=\mathbb{R}^2/G$ with $$G=\langle a,b\mid a^{-1}b ab=1\rangle,$$ acting via $a: \mathbb{R}^2\to \mathbb{R}^2, (x,y)\mapsto (x+1,y)$, $b: \mathbb{R}^2\to ...
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cohomology of suspension

Let $X$ be a topological space. Let $\Sigma$ be suspension. Does $H^n(X;\mathbb{Z})\cong H^{n+1}(\Sigma X;\mathbb{Z})$ isomorphic or not? Does $H^n(X;\mathbb{Z}_2)\cong H^{n+1}(\Sigma ...
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homology of smash product of Eilenberg-Maclane spaces

Let $K_n=K(\mathbb{Z},n)$ be the Eilenberg-Maclane space. Prove: (1). $K_m\wedge K_n$ is $(m+n-1)$-connected. (2). $H_{m+n}(K_m\wedge k_n;\mathbb{Z})= H_{m+n}(K_m\times k_n;\mathbb{Z})$. How to ...
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stable splittings of projective space

On Hatcher's book Algebraic Topology, page 468 Prop. 4I.3, For prime number $p$, can we decompose $\mathbb{C}P^\infty$ in a similar way?
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dual hopf algebras

Let $X$ be an H-space with product $\mu$. Let diagonal map $\Delta: x\mapsto (x,x)$. Let $F$ be a field. (1). Then by Kunneth formula, $H_*(X\times X;F)=H_*(X;F)\otimes H_*(X;F)$. (2). Hence $$ ...
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maps between spheres, torus and projective plane [closed]

How to solve these questions by direct and valid argument? Various methods are wanted. Thanks.
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homology and cohomology with coefficients of ring and field [closed]

(1). Let $R$ be a ring. Let $X$ be a topological space. Then $H^n(X;R)$ is a module over $R$. Also $H_n(X;R)$ is a module over $R$.Is this statement correct? (2). Let $F$ be a field. Let $X$ be a ...
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Reference request for equality of torsion of H1 and H2

I have heard that for a surface $X$ (algebraic? smooth? compact?) the torsion part of $H_1(X,\mathbb{Z})$ is the same as that of $H_2(X,\mathbb{Z})$. Please could you give me a correct statement? I ...
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examples of k-invariants of spectra

The homotopy groups of commonly used topological spectra (like KO, S, MO, MSO, etc) are easy to find in literature, even appearing on Wikipedia's List of Cohomology Theories; however, I have had some ...
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Cohomology of intersection of hyperplanes

let $X = H_1 \cap ... \cap H_d$ be a compact submanifold of $\mathbb{P}_N$ where the $H_i$ are hyperplanes. I want to compute $H^q(X, \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}_N}(m)|X)$. I am pretty unexperienced in ...
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The generator of compact cohomology of punctured plane

Can anyone give detailed derivation of the generator of compact cohomology of $H^1_c (R^2-\{0\}$). (It is homotopic to a circle so it is isomorphic to $R$ but I want computation of its generator, ...
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Poincare dual of a point

Why is the closed Poincare dual of a point in $R^n$ trivial but the compact dual is a "bump"? Please provide very detailed answer.
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cohomology of unordered configuration spaces of sphere

Let $F(X,n)$ be the configuration space of order $n$. Let $F(X,n)/\Sigma_n$ be the unordered configuration space of order $n$. What is $H^*(F(S^2,n)/\Sigma_n;\mathbb{Z}_2)$? I did not find the answer ...
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Let ${\Phi \in H^n(E, E - B; \mathbb{Z}/2)},$ restrict to $E$, and pullback to $B$, where $B \subset E$.

I am reading about characteristic classes, and I came upon this statement. Let ${\Phi \in H^n(E, E - B; \mathbb{Z}/2)},$ restrict to $E$, and pullback to $B$, where $B \subset E$. Can someone ...
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Exact sequences, mostly linear algebra and notation confusion.

Problem: Let $0 \to A^0\stackrel{d^0}{\to} A^1 \stackrel{d^1}{\to} \dots \stackrel{d^{n-1}}{\to} A^n \to 0 $ be a chain complex and assume each $A^i$ is finite-dimensional. Prove that the sequence ...
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Twisted cohomology as sections of bundle of Eilenberg-Maclane spaces

Let $X$ a space, and $E$ an multiplicative cohomology theory represented by a ring spectrum $K$, i.e. $E^\bullet(X)=[X,K]$. Also let $A$ be a local system of abelian groups. Cohomology with local ...
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Bounding the cohomology of a smooth projective variety

Let $X/\mathbb C$ be a smooth projective variety. Suppose it is smoothly embedded in $\mathbf P^n$ as the zero locus of an ideal generated by homogeneous polynomials $f_1, f_2, \dots, f_r$ in $n+1$ ...
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example of use of (co)homology

I'm learning cohomology, but there is very few examples in the book I'm reading. I read the definition of Ext and Tor but don't know how to use these. Are there some examples of proposition such that ...
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Does the cup product on de Rham cohomology induce a nondegenerate bilinear form?

I have small issue I came across in the following. Suppose $M$ is a compact, oriented manifold of dimension $4n+2$. I want to prove that the de Rham cohomology group $H^{2n+1}(M)$ are even ...
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Abelian category without enough injectives

What is an example of an abelian category that does not have enough injectives? An example must exist, but I haven't been able to find one. If possible, a brief explanation of why the abelian ...
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cohomology ring of grassmannian

Let $G_k(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be the grassmannian consisting of all $k$-subspaces in $\mathbb{R}^n$. How to compute the cohomology ring $$H^*(G_k(\mathbb{R}^n);\mathbb{Z})$$ and what is the result?
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What maps of $k$-algebras $A\to B$ induce finite maps $\mathrm{Ext}_B^*(k,k)\to\mathrm{Ext}_A^*(k,k)$?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, and let $A$ and $B$ be finitely generated $k$-algebras. A map $\varphi:A\to B$ of $k$-algebras induces a map ...
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Connecting homomorphism in the Gysin sequence

Let $j : SO(2n) \to SO(2n+1)$ be the standard subgroup embedding and let $Bj : BSO(2n) \to BSO(2n+1)$ be the induced fibration obtained by factoring the universal $SO(2n+1)$-bundle by the subgroup ...
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smash product of Eilenberg-Maclane spaces

Let $G$ be an abelian group and $K_n=K(G,n)$ be the Eilenberg-Maclane space. How to obtain $K_m\wedge K_n$ is $(m+n-1)$-connected? (Hatcher's book page 404)
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Showing Grothendieck's Vanishing Theorem provides a strict bound

The following result is due to Grothendieck: If $X$ is a noetherian topological space of dimension $n$, then for all $i>n$ and all sheaves of abelian groups $\mathscr{F}$ on $X$, we have ...
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Meyer-vietoris sequence to compute the compact cohomology for Möbius strip

How do you use Meyer-vietoris sequence to compute the compact cohomology for Möbius strip without the bounding edge? Please give detail math. In particular explain how inclusion map is used. On page ...