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Natural map of extension groups

Let $\Lambda$ be a cocommutative Hopf algebra over a commutative ring $R$. For two left $\Lambda$-modules $M$ and $N$, interpret $\mathrm{Ext}_{\Lambda}^n(M,N)$ as the set of equivalence classes of ...
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Definition/existence/uniqueness of a minimal projective resolution

I'm reading Dave Benson's book "Representations and Cohomology," Volume I, and I'm trying to understand the following discussion on page $32$ in which he introduces the notion of a minimal projective ...
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Topological dimension and derham cohomological dimension

If G is a compact complex manifold then does the topological dimension bound the deRham cohomological dimension below? By derham cohomological dimension, I mean the largest extended natrual number ...
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Proof: The dual of the Homology $(H_{n-k})^{*}$= Homology $H_{n-k}$ over the reals?

Proof: The dual of the Homology $(H_{n-k})^{*}$= Homology $H_{n-k}$ over the reals ? So by dual, I mean the linear maps on $H_{k}$. I need this to understand the Poincare duality i.e. $H_{k}\cong ...
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Surprising applications of cohomology

The concept of cohomology is one of the most subtle and powerful in modern mathematics. While its application to topology and integrability is immediate (it was probably how cohomology was born in the ...
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Relating Ext groups of abelian groups and group cohomology

One can define $\mathrm{Ext}$-groups in the category of abelian groups (not $\mathbb{Z}[G]$-modules) and group cohomology in very similar ways. The second, group cohomology, can be computed in the ...
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Does additivity of (equivariant) cohomology hold at the algebra level?

The additivity property of many (co)homology theories is that if $X = \bigsqcup_{i \in I} X_i$ then $H^*(X) = \bigoplus_{i\in I} H^*(X_i)$. This is usually either an axiom of the theory, can be proven ...
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Isomorphism in cohomology is an isomorphism in homology

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a continuous map between topological spaces and $R$ some coefficients. From the universal coefficient theorem for homology we immediatly get, that if $H_*(f,\mathbb{Z})$ is an ...
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Book of Pullbacks and Pushouts

what books can I consult for properties of pullback and pushouts in algebraic topology? I need to understand the theory of homotopy in algebraic topology and I started to study pullbacks and push ...
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Inductive definition of group cohomology?

At the start of Atiyah and Wall's section on group cohomology (in the Cassels-Frhlich collection of Algebraic Number Theory notes) they, of course, define group cohomology (actually, a 'cohomological ...
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The Existence of Pure Resolutions, Given a Degree Sequence?

I have been trying to understand the proof of the following theorem for the last month, I read some basics of sheaves theory and their cohomology, but still can't get the idea of this important ...
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Exact sequences and spectral sequences

We have the well-known theorem for cohomological spectral sequences as follows: Theorem: Let $(E_r , d_r )$ be a third quadrant spectral sequence and let $E^{p,q}_2‎\Rightarrow‎ H^n(Tot(M)$. a) If ...
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Morita-invariance of Hochschild (co)homology.

Ok, I'm reading this paper by Christian Kassel on associative algebras and Hochschild (co)homology and on page 19 he says that Hochschild homology is Morita-invariant, by which he means that if $R$ ...
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Derived functors and coboundary operator

I understand that one can define the cohomology of an object $A$ in terms of a complex (non-zero in positive degrees) in some Abelian category, together with differentials, such that the composition ...
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An exact homology sequence associated with a principal SO(n) bundle

Suppose $P$ is a principal $SO(n)$ bundle, X is its base space. Why is there an exact sequence in homology groups $$ 0 \to H^1(X;\mathbb{Z}_2) \to H^1(P;\mathbb{Z}_2) \to H^1(SO(n);\mathbb{Z}_2)\to ...
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Weight space for a finite-dimensional $\mathfrak{g}-$module $M$.

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ a semisimple Lie algebra, $M$ finite-dimensional $\mathfrak{g}-$module, $\mu\in\mathfrak{h}^*_{\mathbb{Z}}$ and $s_i$ simple reflection such that ...
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Do the cyclic or Hochschild homologies satisfy the addition axiom of Eilenberg Steenrod?

Do the cyclic or Hochschild homologies satisfy the addition axiom of ES? If so please provide a reference or proof (reference is preferable).
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Is there anything to be learned from the spectrum of a cohomology ring?

Given some topological space, $X$, is there any benefit to studying $Spec(H^*(X))$, or is everything we care about already available "in the algebra"? As $H^*$ is a graded ring, does this question ...
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What is Kadison's process about cocycles?

My teacher told me the Kadison's process(may be not this ward, it is just my translation ) can make a 2-cocycle turn to be a cocycle(i.e.,derivation). But I can not find it in the internet. Thanks a ...
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Computing the action of $S_3$ on $H^n(\mathbb{Z}_3,\mathbb{Z})$

Let $G=S_3$ and let $H$ be the Sylow $3$-subgroup in $G$. If $\mathbb{Z}$ is the trivial module, then it can be shown that $$H^n(H,\mathbb{Z})=\begin{cases}\mathbb{Z}&n=0\\0&n\text{ ...
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A corollary of Grothendieck’s Finiteness Theorem

Well-known Theorem: Grothendieck’s Finiteness Theorem. Assume that $R$ is a homomorphic image of a regular (commutative Noetherian) ring. Let $\mathfrak a$ be an ideal of $R$, and let $M$ be a ...
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Proof that derived functors don't depend on choice of resolution.

Can somebody help me out with this? Let $X$ be an object in an abelian category $A$ with enough injectives, let $0 \rightarrow X \rightarrow M^{\bullet}$ be an injective resolution , let $0 ...
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A Isomorphism between the extension group and cohomology group of Lie algebras

Within the book An introduction to homological algebra by Weibel, I am trying to prove the following isomorphism, but I am not sure this is true. But I really want to know how to prove or disprove ...
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Name for the preimage of a boundary

Suppose $C_\bullet$ is a chain complex and $c_i\in C_i$ is a boundary, that is $c_i=d(c_{i+1})$ for some $c_{i+1}\in C_{i+1}$. What is the 'usual' term for $c_{i+1}$?
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Question on $\mbox{Ext}^1$

I have 2 questions, one of them concerning the isomorphicity of quotient groups (rings), and the other is on $\mbox{Ext}^1$. It's pretty long, but somehow related to each other. So I just kinda put ...
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Sufficient condition for a direct limit of abelian groups to be infinitely generated

I have the following setup. The CW-complexes $\Gamma_n$ are equipped with maps $\gamma_n\colon\Gamma_{n+1}\rightarrow\Gamma_{n}$ and it is known that the rank of their first cohomology groups is ...
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(Elementary) applications of group (co-)homology

I am looking for an elementary example of a problem, for which one does not need many things to understand the question, but which can be solved with group homology or cohomology. My background is, ...
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When does a cohomology theory have a ring structure?

I've looked around and I can't quite seem to find an answer to this question. When does a cohomology theory admit a non trivial product structure? I was trying to compute a cohomology ring from a CW ...
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Equivalence of categories and derived functors.

Don't know if this kind of a dumb question but let $A$ and $B$ be abelian categories and suppose they're equivalent: there are two functors $P: A \rightarrow B$ and $Q: B \rightarrow A$ satisfying the ...
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Algebraic Topology Double Complexes

I am going through Bott and Tu and trying to do Exercise 9.13 which says When a homomorphism $f: K \rightarrow K'$ of double complexes induces $H_d$-isomorphism, it also induces $H_D$-isomorphism. ...
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Vanishing of a local cohomology module

I guess $$H^2_{(x,y)}\left(\frac{\Bbb Z[x,y]}{(5x+4y)}\right)=0$$ It is well known $\operatorname{Supp} H^i_I(M)‎\subseteq V(I)\cap \operatorname{Supp}(M)$, therefore $$\operatorname{Supp} ...
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cohomology of an exact sequence

$$0\to M\to Q_1\to Q_2\to\dots\to Q_i \to N\to 0$$ exact sequence, then $$H^n(N)\cong H^{n+i}(M)$$
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Non-abelian simplicial cohomology

Is there a theory of simplicial cohomology with coefficients in a non-abelian group ? I've found next to nothing on Google so far... I'm interested in particular in the cohomology of graphs with ...
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Cartan-Eilenberg resolutions, adapted classes and acyclic resolutions

I may get grilled for this but here I go: Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an abelian category with enough injectives. What I want to know is VERY VERY specific. Let's say I have a complex in $\mathcal{A}$ $0 ...
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Inequality of numerical invariants of complex algebraic surfaces?

Let $S, T$ be algebraic surfaces over $k=\mathbb{C}$, and $\phi: S \longrightarrow T$ a surjective morphism. Furthermore we have the numerical invariants: \begin{align*} q(S) &:= \dim H^1(S, ...
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Exact sequence of four sheaves in Beauville: associated l.e.s.?

This question is about an exact sequence of four sheaves on a smooth projective surface $S$ over $k=\mathbb{C}$, to be found in Beauville: complex algebraic surfaces, theorem I.4, page 3 (second ...
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Composition of derived functors and comparison between hypercohomology and sheaf cohomology

I had a few questions about compositions of derived functors, the comparison between hypercohomology, and sheaf cohomology and the following theorem from the Gelfand, Manin homological algebra book: ...
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Universal coefficient formula

Let $X$ be a compact manifold (so that all (co)homologyies have finite rank). The universal coefficient formula ($\mathbb{Z}$-coefficient for simplicity) says that we have the following short exact ...
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Algebraic Topology Challenge: Homology of an Infinite Wedge of Spheres

So the following comes to me from an old algebraic topology final that got the best of me. I wasn't able to prove it due to a lack of technical confidence, and my topology has only deteriorated since ...
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cohomology vs homology

I have learned the basic things about cohomology and homology. It seems that homology and cohomology both deal with the same objects, the complexes, but with a different choice of the indexes (for ...
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The relation between betti numbers and Tor functor?

Let $M$ be finitely generated Module over the Polynomial ring $R=k[x_{1},..,x_{n}]$, then there is a free resolution of M of the form $$0\rightarrow F_{n}\rightarrow ...\rightarrow F_{0}\rightarrow ...
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cohomology of a finite cyclic group

I apologize if this is a duplicate. I don't know enough about group cohomology to know if this is just a special case of an earlier post with the same title. Let $G=\langle\sigma\rangle$ where ...
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Other differentials for group cohomology other than the standard one.

In group cohomology, one defines $H^i(G;A)$ for $G$ a group and $A$ a $G$-module (an abelian group with a $G$-action) as the $i$-th right derived functor of the functor $$(-)^G: G-mod \rightarrow Ab, ...
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Why do universal $\delta$-functors annihilate injectives?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$ be abelian categories. Suppose $\mathcal{A}$ has enough injectives, and consider a universal (cohomological) $\delta$-functor $T^\bullet$ from $\mathcal{A}$ to ...
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Geometric interpretation of injective/projective resolutions?

I understand the geometric interpretation of derived functors, as well as their usefulness in giving a simple, purely algebraic description of cohomology. I also understand how resolutions are used ...
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Rank of a cohomology group, Betti numbers.

How is the rank of a cohomology group computed and what does it convey? I am trying to understand the concept behind betti numbers in a simplicial homology. Edited with details: Given a set of ...
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Is the sheaf of locally constant functions flasque?

Quick question, is the sheaf of locally constant functions flasque?
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How to define Homology Functor in an arbitrary Abelian Category?

In the Category of Modules over a Ring, the i-th Homology of a Chain Complex is defined as the Quotient Ker d / Im d where d as usual denotes the differentials, indexes skipped for simplicity. How ...
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Is there any relation about rational homology of X and X/G

If we know the rational homology of X is 0, can we get some information about the rational homology of X/G, where G is a finite group? Thank you very much for the answers!