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Proving that some property on a chain complex of groups implies isomorphism between direct sums of these groups.

Let $C_*$ be a chain complex such that every $C_i$ is a torsion-free finitely generated abelian group, with $C_i=0$ for every $i<0$ and every $i>N$ for some sufficiently large integer $N$. If ...
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$mA = 0 = nC, \ \gcd(m,n) = 1 \Rightarrow $ every extension of $A$ by $C$ splits

This is Exercise 7.14(ii) from Rotman, Introduction to homological algebra, and I'm stuck on it. If $A$ and $C$ are abelian groups, with $mA = 0 = nC $ and $\gcd(m,n) = 1$ then every extension of ...
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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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Directed Colimits exact in the category of abelian groups

Starting right from the defintions, what would be the shortest way to prove, that the category of abelian groups, $\mathcal{Ab}$, has exact directed limits (This means for every directed set $I$ is ...
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$p$ prime, $P = \left\{ \frac{m}{p^e} \middle| m, e\in \mathbb{Z} \right\}$. Prove that $\mbox{Ext}(P; \mathbb{Z}) \cong \mathbb{Z}^{(p)}/\mathbb{Z}$

I don't know why the book Homology by Saunders Mac Lane is wwaaayyy tttoooo hard to digest. :((( This is like the third time I read this book, but still not clear is everything, and to tell the ...
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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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Equivalences and isomorphisms of short exact sequences

In case it's necessary, I'm working in the category $\mathbf{Ab}$ of abelian groups. My question concerns what I find to be a strange way of viewing the elements of the Ext group $\mbox{Ext}(A,B)$ of ...
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Additive category and zero map

Let $A$ be an additive category. Namely $A$ has a zero object, $A$ has finite products and coproducts, and Every Hom-set is an Abelian group such that composition of morphisms is bilinear. ...
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Euler-Poincaré characteristic and homology

$\DeclareMathOperator{rk}{\text{rk}}$ $\DeclareMathOperator{im}{\text{im}}$ The problem Let $$C = ( C_n \overset{\partial_n}\to C_{n-1} \overset{\partial_{n-1}}\to \dots \overset{\partial_2}\to C_1 ...
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Inductive vs projective limit of sequence of split surjections II

This question is a follow-up of this earlier question I asked. Let $$ A_1\twoheadrightarrow A_2\twoheadrightarrow A_3\twoheadrightarrow A_4\twoheadrightarrow \cdots $$ be an inductive sequence of ...
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Inductive vs projective limit of sequence of split surjections

Let $$ A_1\twoheadrightarrow A_2\twoheadrightarrow A_3\twoheadrightarrow A_4\twoheadrightarrow \cdots $$ be an inductive sequence of abelian groups, the connecting homomorphisms of which are ...
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Pontrjagin's Lemma and an application

I would appreciate any kind of help on the following issue: On page 114 of Rotman's "Homological Algebra", exercise 3.4 reads: 1) (Pontrjagin) If an abelian group $A$ is countable, torsion-free ...
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Does the splitting lemma hold without the axiom of choice?

In part of the proof of the splitting lemma (a left-split short exact sequence of abelian groups is right-split) it seems necessary to invoke the axiom of choice. That is, if $0\to A\overset{f}{\to} ...
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Calculating Hom(A,B)

I have been studying modules and homological algebra as of late but somehow I have missed how to calculate Hom(A,B) for abelian groups, modules and Hom(A,_)/Hom(_,B) for exact sequences. I have no ...
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Exact sequence and torsion

I've come across another exact sequence, where (I guess) I need to deduce the result using some properties of torsion. I am calculating the homology of the Klein bottle using attaching maps. I start ...
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Torsion and torsion-free abelian groups

I am missing some knowledge about torsion and torsion-free groups that I need to understand an example (let's say I have not seen these expression before). We have the exact sequence of abelian ...