In mathematics, certain functors may be derived to obtain other functors closely related to the original ones. (Def: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derived_functor)

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Fourier-Mukai kernels of mutations?

if I have an exceptional object E (on say the derived category of a smooth and projective variety) then I can define the left and right mutation functors. These are typically defined in terms of ...
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is $Hom(P,N \otimes_{End(P)} P) = N$?

This is probably well known to people who work with algebras but I couldn't find a reference. Say I have a ring A and a module P and I take B = End(P), the endomorphism ring. Let N be a B-module, is ...
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Relationship between acyclic models and universal $\delta$-functors

(An elementary version of) The acyclic models theorem more-or-less says that natural transformations between the zeroth homology of a free functor taking values in $\mathsf{Ch}^+_\bullet(\mathsf A)$ ...
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short exact sequences of complexes and triangles in the homotopy category

Suppose I start with an abelian category $\mathcal{A}$, form its category of complexes $C(\mathcal{A})$ and consider a short exact sequence in this category: $$0 \to A^{\bullet} \to B^{\bullet} \to ...
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Relation between Extensions and self-Extensions!

This should be considered as very general question regarding the extension group $Ext^i _A (R,S)$, in particular where $i=1$, for $R$ and $S$, a pair of given objects in an abelian category $A$. For ...
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Derived functors - homotopical vs homological approach

In a first course in homological algebra, the lecturer introduced derived functors as universal $\delta$-functors, whose universal property is splicing short exact sequences into long ones. It so ...
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Computation of Ext as a cohomologies of certain complex

Let $R$ be a ring and $K^\bullet$ be a complex of $R$-modules such that $K^\bullet$ has only one nontrivial cohomology $H^0(K^\bullet)=M$. Suppose that $R$-module $N$ is such that ...
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Derived direct image of emdedding of projective varieties

Let $i:Y\to X$ be an embedding map between projective varieties. What is the example of $X$ and $Y$ such that the functor $Ri_*:D^b(\text{Coh}\,Y)\to D^b(\text{Coh}\,X)$ is not a fully faithful ...
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Naturality of connecting homomorphisms

Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a right-exact additive functor on the category of R-modules (R a fixed ring). Proposition A3.17(d.) in Eisenbud's Commutative algebra with a view towards algebraic geometry states ...
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What is higher kernel explicitly?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an abelian category (for simplicity you can think that $\mathcal{A}$ is the category of modules over ring $R$). Let $[1]$ be the category with two objects and one arrow between ...
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Physical interpretation of categorical structures related to Dirichlet Branes

In Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Symmetry by Aspinwall et al, section 5.9 discusses various questions that remain open. In particular they say: "There are many constructions from homological ...
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What is a concrete example of why one wants to have a *derived category* in algebraic geometry?

My question asks for a concrete (and hopefully easy) example, why one wants to derive things in algebraic geometry. I heard, that a resolution of an object by free ones behaves much better than the ...
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Computation of $Ext^*_R(k,k)$ as an algebra using a dga-resolution

There is a theorem (VIII.2.3) in Mac Lane's Homology that reads: Let $k$ be a commutative ring. Let $R,S$ be $k$-algebras, and let $U$ be a $k$-differential graded algebra. Suppose there is a ...
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Sheaf cohomology of ringed space

Why sheaf cohomology on a ringed space $(X, \mathcal O_x)$ are defined as derived functors to $\Gamma: \mathfrak{Ab}(X) \to \mathfrak{Ab}$, not to $\Gamma: \mathfrak{Mod}(X) \to ...
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Reference request: Derived category of category with sufficiently many injectives

I'm studying derived categories and have encountered problem with references I have. Namely, proof of the following theorem: Theorem: Let $\mathcal A$ be Abelian category and $\mathcal I$ full ...
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Reference for derived functor

I'm following a course in algebraic geometry and in 2-3 month we will see the cohomology of schemes using derived functors. I don't know anything about it, (and about category theory in general), ...
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Spectral sequence $\bigoplus_{k-j=q}\mathrm{Ext}^p(\mathcal{H}^j,\mathcal{H}^k)\Rightarrow \mathrm{Hom}^{p+q}(P,P)$

Reading the proof in Bondal-Orlov reconstruction theorem (http://arxiv.org/pdf/alg-geom/9712029v1.pdf), I found the spectral sequence in the title ...
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$\mathrm{Ext}^i(-,A/\mathfrak{m})$ in $(A,\mathfrak{m})$ noetherian regular local ring

Dealing with $\mathrm{Ext}^i(\mathcal{F},k(x))$ on a smooth variety over a field $k$, with $\mathcal{F}$ coherent and $k(x)$ skyscraper sheaf of a closed point I foundin a proof that for $i=2,3$ (and ...
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derived versions of natural isomorphisms

I have just recently started approaching the topic of derived categories in algebraic geometry, and I'm doing so reading Huybrechts "Fourier-Mukai transforms in algebraic geometry". I have a doubt ...
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Closure properties for classes of modules that form a cotorsion pair

A torsion theory is a pair of classes of $R$-modules (where $R$ is an associative ring with identity) $({\mathbb T},{\mathbb F})$, such that $r({\mathbb T})={\mathbb F}$ and $l({\mathbb F})={\mathbb ...
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Derived categories of filtered modules

For a ${\mathbb Z}$-filtered ring ${\mathbb k}$ one can consider the category ${\mathbb k}\text{-filt}$ of ${\mathbb Z}$-filtered ${\mathbb k}$-modules, equipped with the exact structure which ...
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Ext and extensions

There are two abelian groups up to isomorphism of order $p^2$, where $p$ is a prime. But Ext$(\mathbb{Z}/p,\mathbb{Z}/p)$ is cyclic of order $p$. I can embed $\mathbb{Z}/p$ into $\mathbb{Z}/p^2$ in ...
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Derived version of projection formula

Let $f \colon X \to Y$ be a continuous map of locally compact spaces. Denote by $Sh(X)$, $Sh(Y)$ the categories of sheaves of $k$-vector spaces for some field $k$ and by $D^b(X)$, $D^b(Y)$ their ...
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How do you take divergence of this field?

I forgot how to do divergences 3 years ago, this one is very confusing. We used to take them with respect to $x,y,z$ but this one doesn't have them. Help me with this question Prove that $∇.E = 0$ ...
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Derived equivalences implying isomorphism of Hochschild cohomologies, question.

Let $k$ be a field, let $A$ and $B$ be associative unital $k$-algebras, in this paper (http://webusers.imj-prg.fr/~bernhard.keller/publ/dih.pdf) Keller says that if there's an equivalence of derived ...
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Equivalences between categories $\mathcal{K}^b(\text{Injectives})$ and $\mathcal{D}^b(\mathcal A)$ if $\mathcal{A}$ has enough injectives

I have the following question: Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a abelian category and $\mathcal{I}$ be the full subcategory of injective objexts of $\mathcal{A}$. Assume that $\mathcal{A}$ has enough ...
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On finite generation of certain $\operatorname{Ext}$'s

All rings below are commutative. I have the following situation: $A$ is a commutative ring, $B=A/I$, and I know that $B$ is noetherian. I have a $B$-module $M$ which is finitely generated as a ...
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What is the forgetful functor for this simple finite category (based on the cyclic group C3)?

I am trying to understand what a forgetful functor is. I have read the definition here but I still cannot figure out what the forgetful functor is exactly for the simple cyclic group C3 viewed as a ...
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What does $Tor^{R}_n(M,N)$ represent?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and $M$ and $N$ be $R$-modules (I am not sure if one really needs commutativity in the following). It is well-known that $Ext_{R}^n(M,N)$ for $n>1$ parametrizes ...
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Tor functors: a basic explanation?

Could anyone give a basic explanation about Tor functors and, particularly, any idea about how they might be useful for the description of natural language?
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A necessary and sufficient condition for contravariant auto-equivalence on module categories

I have a problem about the condition of contravariant auto-equivalence on module categories. Let $R$ be a algebra over a field. Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a abelian subcategory of $R$-modules, and assume ...
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Motivation for Definition of Derived Category

On the $n$Lab entry about derived categories, I read the derived category of an abelian category $\mathsf A$ is the localization of $\mathsf{Ch}_\bullet (\mathsf A)$ at the quasi-isomorphisms. My ...
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How to pronounce Ext

Maybe this is a dull question, but I'm curious about how people pronounce the word 'Ext', for the $\operatorname{Ext}^{n}_{R}$ functor; some people called it as 'ee-ex-tee', 'eksit', or even just an ...
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Andre-Quillen Homology of the cuspidal curve $k[x,y]/(x^2 - y^3)$

I was wondering if I am in the right track here. Let $A := k[x,y]/(x^2 - y^3)$, the cuspidal curve. Obviously this isn't etale or smooth over $k$ so its cotangent complex is not contractible. Now, I ...
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First Derivative The slope at the sample points

I am trying to implement an interpolation function in C# and one of the parameter is an array of 4 elements, which should contains first derivative of the slope at the sample 4 points. I am not a ...
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Extensions of $\mathbb{Z}/(m)$ by $\mathbb{Z}$

I know that $\text{Ext}_{\mathbb{Z}}^1(\mathbb{Z}/(n), \mathbb{Z}) \cong \mathbb{Z}/(n)$. I am trying to use this to show that the extensions of $\mathbb{Z}/(n)$ by $\mathbb{Z}$ are $$0 \to ...
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A certain natural map between Tor functors

Consider the following Here $A$ is a flat (commutative, unital) $k$-algebra ($k$ a commutative ring) and $\mu:A\otimes_k A\rightarrow A$ is by $\mu(a\otimes b)=ab$, $\mathcal{M}$ denotes a maximal ...
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Question on how to get back “classical” Serre-duality from its derived functor formulation

I'm really new to derived categories, so i hope this isn't a stupid question. I'm trying to understand how the duality described as for example in Residues and Duality of R. Hartshorne, using the ...
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If $F$ is a left exact functor is $A$ acyclic iff $F$ preserves exactness of every SES $0\to A\to B\to C\to 0$?

If $F:\mathscr{A}\to\mathscr{B}$ is a left exact functor between abelian categories where $\mathscr{A}$ has enough injectives, is it true that $A$ is an acyclic object iff $F$ preserves exactness of ...
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Do any 2 morphisms from objects $X$ to $Y$ define a chain homotopy equivalence?

I was curious about one thing: Let $A$ and $B$ be abelian categories with enough projectives, let $X$, $Y$ be objects in $A$ and let $P_{\bullet} \rightarrow X$, $P'_{\bullet} \rightarrow Y$ be ...
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Confusion in Serre's Local fields book

I read that for right exact functors we consider left derived functors and the resolutions that we consider are projective resolutions... I read that for left exact functors we consider right derived ...
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Relation between long exact sequences and Derived functors

I know that if i have a short exact sequence of chain complexes $$0\rightarrow A\rightarrow B\rightarrow C\rightarrow 0$$ then i can extend it to long exact sequence of homology groups as ...
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Another description for the map $\text{Ext}^1_\mathbb{Z}(A,G)\to H^2(G,A)$

Group extensions of $G$ by $A$ $0\to A\to E\to G\to 0$ up to equivalence (where $G$ and $E$ may be nonabelian) are in bijection with the second group cohomology ...
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Ext functor commutes with connecting homomorphisms?

Suppose we have an exact sequence $0 \to L \to M \to N \to 0$ and a morphism $f \colon A \to B$ of $R$-modules. If $\delta \colon \text{Ext}^{i}_{R}(B,N) \to \text{Ext}^{i+1}_{R}(B,L)$ and $\delta' ...
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Homotopy limits

Let $\mathfrak C$ be a Grothendieck category and let ${\bf D}=\mathrm{D}(\frak C)$ be its derived category, that is, consider the injective model structure on the category $\mathrm{Ch}(\frak C)$ of ...
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Example where Čech and derived functor cohomologies don't agree.

I'm studying sheaf cohomology, and I've seen that Čech and derived functor cohomologies agree, at least on paracompact Hausdorff topological spaces. Is there a simple example of a topological space ...
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how to derive the canonical form of a transfer second order equation?

How to derive the canonical form of the second order transfer function?? $$\frac{(\omega_n)^2}{s^2+2\zeta\omega_ns + (\omega_n)^2}$$
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Computing $H^\bullet(\Bbb Z/n\Bbb Z)$

This is related to this other question of mine Showing that $\operatorname {Br}(\Bbb F_q)=0$ in which I also got stuck at writing a free resolution. I want to compute the group cohomology ...
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Behaviour of $\operatorname{Ext}$ with left exact sequences.

Maybe is a trivial question but I am not so good in derived functors. Assume we are in the category of abelian groups and we have an exact sequence $$0\longrightarrow A\longrightarrow B\longrightarrow ...
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Having trouble understanding the Tor functor

I am having trouble understanding the Tor functor as presented in Dummit and Foote. Given $\dotsb\to P_n\to P_{n-1}\to\dotsb\to P_0\to B\to 0$ as a projective resolution with homomorphisms ...