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Definition of module

In the book's, The theory of numbers, S. Iyanaga. Chater I, Cohomology of groups. What is the meaning of "module A"? Thank you all.
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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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homomorphism inducing monomorphism on some quotient group

Let $f:G\rightarrow H$ be a group homomorphism such that $f_* :G_{ab}\rightarrow H_{ab}$ is an isomorphism and that $f_* : H_2(G)\rightarrow H_2(H)$ is an epimorphism. Question is to prove that this ...
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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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Is there an interpretation of higher cohomology groups in terms of group extensions?

1) Consider a group $G$ and a $G$-module $A$. Then it is well-known that there is a $1-1$ correspondence between elements of $H^2(G,A),$ and group extensions $1\rightarrow A \rightarrow H\rightarrow ...
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Brauer groups, Milnor k theory and group cohomology

Can anyone suggest some basic material for learning connections between Brauer groups, Milnor k theory and group cohomology. I am an undergraduate. So, I find most of the sources available very hard.
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Embedding $G$ in a $Z(G)$ extension of $\operatorname{Aut}G$.

The present question follows up this one, in which I accidentally asked for less than I actually wanted. Given a group $G$, I would like to find an extension $\tilde G$ of its automorphism group ...
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Computing cohomology of finite groups of Lie type

Let $G_{/\mathbf{Z}}$ be a Chevalley-Demazure group scheme, i.e. a split reductive group scheme over $\mathbf{Z}$. Let $\rho:G\to \operatorname{GL}(V_{/\mathbf{Z}})$ be a representation. If $k$ is a ...
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What is explicit form of this kernel?

Let $G$ be a group and $N$ be a normal subgroup of $G$. Let $F$ and $S$ be a free group such that $F/R=G$ and $S/R=N$ for some normal subgroup $R$ of $F$. The map from $N \rtimes G$ to $G$ given by ...
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Prove that $H^2(G,{\bf C}^\times ) = {\bf Z}_2$

I want to prove this : $$H^2(G,{\bf C}^\times ) = {\bf Z}_2 $$ where $$ G:={\rm Gal}\ ({\bf C}/{\bf R})={\bf Z}_2=\langle\alpha\rangle$$ Step 1 : normalized $2$-cocycle condition is $$ f(g,h)+ ...
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The first cohomology group $H^1(G,\mathbb{Z})$ for $G$ finite

I want to compute the first cohomology group $H^1(G,\mathbb{Z})$ for $G$ finite. Here is what I have got so far: If $G$ has odd order, $G$ has to act on $\mathbb{Z}$ trivially. Then ...
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Is a group always contained in a group that surjects onto its automorphism group?

Let $G$ be a group. I am interested in embedding $G$ in a group $\tilde G$ such that there is a surjective map $\tilde G\rightarrow\operatorname{Aut}G$ whose restriction to $G$ yields the homomorphism ...
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Direct limit of subgroups

Let $G$ be a group and $G^i$ a collection of subgroups which form a direct system over a directed set $I$, so $i\leq j \iff \exists\; \varphi^i_j: G^i\to G^j$ where $\varphi^i_j$ is the inclusion map. ...
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last part of proof of schur zassenhaus theorem.

Theorem states- Let $G$ be a finite group of order $mn$ and $N$ be a normal subgroup of order $n$, then schur zassenhaus states that there exist a complement of $N$ in $G$ of order $m$ and all such ...
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$H^1(G,A)\rightarrow H^1(H,A)$ is onto

Note that $H^1(G,A)\rightarrow H^1(H,A)^{G/H}$ where $A$ is $G$-module and $H$ is a subgroup in $G$ But I suspect that ${\rm Res}\ : \ H^1(G,A)\rightarrow H^1(H,A)$ may be onto since $ f\in C^n ...
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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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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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Rearding notation of (Relatively)Projective/ (Relatively)Injective in Group cohomology

I am reading Group cohomology from Serre's Local Fields. I got confused with the notation he used... We know that : $A$ is Projective module if $Hom_R(A, \_)$ is exact $A$ is Injective module if ...
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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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Extension to rational and real chains

In the paper on stable commutator length, D. Calegari says that generalized $\operatorname{scl}$ function can be extended by linearity to rational group $1$-chains and by continuity to real chains ...
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Supplement for reading Group cohomology from Serre Local Fields

I am doing a reading course on Group cohomology... I am supposed to start reading Group cohomology part in Serre's Local fields Book ...
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How can I find $\mathbb Z_4$ as an extension of $\mathbb Z_2$ by $\mathbb Z_2$?

Let $H=\{1,h\}$ and $A=\{0,a\}$ be groups, and $\pi:H\rightarrow \text{Aut}(A)$ be the trivial homomorphism. I have found $FS(H,A,\pi)=\{f_0,f_1\}$ and $IFS(H,A,\pi)={f_0}$ where ...
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First cohomology group of direct products

Let $p$ be a prime number and H be a finite group with $|H|=p-1$ and consider $\varphi: H \times Z_{p^k} \rightarrow Aut(Z_{p^k})$ as a non-trivial action of $H \times Z_{p^k}$ on $Z_{p^k}$ such that ...
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Understanding a proof about splitting of short exact sequences.

I am reading a paper by Keith Conrad about the splitting of exact sequences. I have a few questions about one particular section. This is Theorem 3.3 in this paper ...
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Cohomology group $H^n(G, \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z})$ as a continuous group or a Lie group?

Is there any example of Borel cohomology group $H^n(G, \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z})$ for any $G$ such that $H^n(G, \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z})$ is a continuous group? Such as a Lie group? Most of the examples ...
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Schur Multiplier of general linear group

Ideally I would like to know the Schur multiplier of $Gl(n, F_3)$, but perhaps this is not reasonable to ask. But for a small fixed $n$, this should be known, but i could not find any result when ...
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Kunneth formula for group homology

I'm trying to prove Kunneth formula for group homology. $$ 0 \to \bigoplus_p H_p(G,M)\otimes H_{n-p}(G',M') \to H_n(G\times G',M \times M') \to \bigoplus_p Tor_1^{\mathbb Z}(H_p(G,M),H_{n-p-1}(G',M')) ...
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Homology groups of $SL(2,\mathbb Z)$

I am reading Brown's book "Cohomology of Groups" and I can't solve exercise II.7.1.3.: "It's a classical fact that $SL_2(\mathbb Z) \cong \mathbb Z_6 *_{\mathbb Z_2}\mathbb Z_4.$ Use Mayer-Vietoris ...
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Two nonequivalent extensions with the same factors

Let $0 \rightarrow M \overset{\alpha}{\rightarrow} E \overset{\beta}{\rightarrow} P \rightarrow 0$ and $0 \rightarrow M \overset{\alpha'}{\rightarrow} E' \overset{\beta'}{\rightarrow} P \rightarrow 0$ ...
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What can we say about groups $G$ with $H_3(G)=0$?

Let $G$ be a group. What can we say about groups such that $H_3(G)=0$? If a characterization is not possible, then knowing examples of such groups would be good? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Is group cohomology functorial in the first argument?

Ie, suppose you have a group $G$ acting on a group $A$ (allowing both to be nonabelian), then suppose you have another group $G'$ acting on $A$, and a group homomorphism $G\rightarrow G'$ (maybe we ...
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How does the first group cohomology classify torsors?

I know this is true, but I'm having some trouble finding any references on this. I'm in particular interested in the nonabelian case. Specifically, let $G$ be a group acting on a group $A$ (both ...
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Recovering a character from a cohomology class

Let $G$ be a finite group, and consider $\mathbf Z, \mathbf Q$ and $\mathbf Q/\mathbf Z$ as trivial $G$-modules. Then $H^1(G, \mathbf Q/\mathbf Z) = {\rm Hom}(G, \mathbf Q/\mathbf Z) = \widehat{G}$. ...
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Why do we have that Hom is an exact functor in the situation described below?

We are given a finite $p$-group $G$ and a finite $G$-module $M$ such that $pM=0$ (therefore $M$ is in particular a $\mathbb{F}_p$-vector space). In addition we have an arbitrary $G$-module $N$ which ...
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Group cohomology of mapping-class-group

Let $MCG_g$ be the mapping class group of closed genus $g$ Riemannian surface. What is the group cohomology $H^n(MSG_g,Z)$ for $n=2$ (and other values).
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$\operatorname{Br}(\Bbb Q_{47})$

I'm looking for division algebras over $\Bbb Q_{47}$. I guess my best bet is to calculate the Brauer group $\operatorname{Br}(\Bbb Q_{47})$. What's the best way of performing this calculation? Should ...
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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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Showing that $\operatorname {Br}(\Bbb F_q)=0$

I want to prove that $\operatorname {Br}(\Bbb F_q)=0$ using the cohomological description of the Brauer group. We have: $\operatorname {Br}(\Bbb F_q)=H^2(\operatorname {Gal}(\overline {\Bbb ...
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free resolutions of $\mathbb Z$ in Mod(G)

Lang Algebra, XX.2,3 I'm asked to show that $E_\bullet \cong F_\bullet$ are isomorphic free resolutions of $\mathbb Z$, in Mod(G), where $E_\bullet$ is the standard complex: $E_i$ is the free ...
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Sum rules for group-cohomology cocycles?

Consider a cocycle ($\omega$) in $H^n(G,U(1))$, where $U(1)$ is the group of unitary matrices over ${\rm C}$ of dimension 1. Thinking of $U(1)$ as a circle in the complex plane, one can multiply and ...
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Second cohomology group of a perfect group

Consider a finite perfect group $G$ and a $G$-module, $U\left(1\right)$, on which $G$ acts trivially. Here $U\left(1\right)$ is the set of $1 \times 1$ unitary matrices over $\mathbb{C}$. Are there ...
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Understanding the Bockstein homomorphism in group cohomology

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$. Let $G$ be a finite group. In group cohomology, the Bockstein homomorphism is the connecting homomorphism ...
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How do you compute group cohomology in practice?

If you have a finite group $G$ and a finite $G$-module $K$, and you need to know $H^1(G,K)$ or $H^2(G,K)$, how do you do it? Do you use a computer algebra system? (If so, which one?) Do you use a ...
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Central extensions of elementary abelian p-groups

Given an elementary abelian $p$-group $E$, we can consider $E$ as a trivial $E$-module; my first question is : How can one compute the rank of of the cohomology group $\operatorname{H}^n(E,E)$, $n ...
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Property of G-modules involving the invariant elements under the G-action

I am stuck at some basic fact I would like to prove. I tried proving it using $G-$orbits and cardinalities, but without success. Let $p$ be some prime number, $G$ be a finite $p-$group and $A$ a ...
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Can group cohomology be used to study fiber bundles?

Is (non-abelian) cohomology used to study vector and principal bundles? Can you give me a text or an article? For example: Consider a vector bundle $E$ with fiber $V$ and base manifold $M$. Consider ...
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Group cohomology of $\mathbb Z^n$.

I know very little about group cohomology but the following came up in something else I was looking at: Let $c_1,c_2,\ldots,c_n \in \mathbb C$ and let $\mathbb Z^n$ act on $\mathbb C$ via the ...
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Reference request: Introduction to Finite Group Cohomology

I don't know anything about group cohomology and I'd like to. What is the best text to learn this subject? I'd prefer as soft an introduction as possible - that is, lots of motivation, lots of ...
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Uniqueness of the cohomological functor

This question is from the chapter 'Cohomology of Groups' by Atiyah and Wall in Cassels' and Frohlich's book 'Algebraic Number Theory'. Let $G$ be a group. Theorem 1 on page 95 says that there is a ...
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A G-isomorphism of certain Hom groups

This question is from 'Cohomology of Groups' by Atiyah and Wall, p.95 of Cassels' and Frohlich's book 'Algebraic Number Theory'. Let $G$ be a group and $A={\rm Hom}_{\mathbb Z}(\mathbb Z[G],X)$ where ...