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a tool used to compute invariants of group actions using methods from homology theory, such as invariants, coinvariants, extensions... Use with (homology-cohomology).

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### Torsion-free virtually-Z is Z

It is well known that a torsion-free group which is virtually free must be free, by works of Serre, Stallings, Swan... Is there a simple cohomological proof of the fact that a torsion-free group ...
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### Is there a characterization of groups with the property $\forall N\unlhd G,\:\exists H\leq G\text{ s.t. }H\cong G/N$?

A common mistake for beginning group theory students is the belief that a quotient of a group $G$ is necessarily isomorphic to a subgroup of $G$. Is there a characterization of the groups in which ...
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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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### Calculating the group co-homology of the symmetric group $S_3$ with integer coefficients.

I have been trying for a while to make sense of Ex V.3.5 & Ex III.10.1 in Brown's book 'Co-homology of Groups': Calculate the Co-homology of $S_3$ with co-efficients in $\mathbb{Z}$, possibly ...
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### Why is the Herbrand quotient of the dual $\hat{A}$ equal to the inverse of the Herbrand quotient of $A$ in this situation?

I'm reading Serre's Local Fields, and I'm trying to understand the proof of Prop. 9 in $\S$5 of Chap. 8 (p.136). First, the setup: $p$ is a prime number $G$ is a cyclic group of order $p$ $A$ is a ...
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### Action of $G/H$ on $H_n(H;M)$

I'm currently studying group cohomology and have trouble with the Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence. My problem is this: Given a short exact sequence of groups $$0 \to H \to G \to G/H \to 0$$ how ...
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### When does a representation of $H\subset G$ on $V$ extend to a representation of $G$ on $V$?

Let $G$ be a finite group, $H$ a subgroup, and $\varphi:H\rightarrow GL(V)$ a finite-dimensional representation of $H$ over a characteristic zero, algebraically closed field. Let $\chi$ be the ...
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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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### Cartesian product of compact triangulated spaces

Let $X$ and $Y$ two compact triangulated spaces, I am trying to show that $X\times Y$ is also a compact (this is obvious) triangulated space and $$\chi(X\times Y)=\chi(X)\cdot\chi(Y)$$ Any tips on ...
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### First group cohomology and composition factors

Let $G$ be a finite group. Let $k$ be a field ($\text{char}(k)=p>0$). Let $P(k)$ be the projective cover of $k$. Assume that for any nontrivial simple $kG$-module $M$ we have $H^1(G,M)=0$. Does it ...
### A clarification about the meaning of “Let $\mathbb{Z}$ be *the* trivial $G$-module”.
I have a question regarding a definition/lemma in the book from Charles A. Weibel, "An introduction to Homological Algebra". At page 161, there is a claim starting as follows: Let $A$ be any $G$-...