Homological algebra studies homology in a general algebraic setting. The purpose is extraction of information about structures involved in terms of tangible objects like rings groups and modules.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
82 views

An exercise in homology computation / What is the geometric fixed points of an Eilenberg Maclane Spectrum?

The question I want to ask has a reasonably elementary formulation and I think there is a good chance it can be answered in this form (by someone more computationally skilled than me, or perhaps by ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Property of Homology: group isomorphism

I have this proposition, but I don't understand how they use the axiom 5, since in the axiom 5; $f,g: (X,A)\rightarrow (Y,B)$ and in the theorem we have $f:(X,A)\rightarrow (Y,B)$, $g:(Y,B)\rightarrow ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

A short exact sequence

I have this proposition, and I don't understand how to do to obtain the short exact sequence: where axiom 4 is:
4
votes
2answers
133 views

Property of homology

I have this proposition, and I have two questions: 1) Why $H_k=\text{Im} i_*\oplus \ker r_*$ ? 2) Why $j_*: \ker r_*\rightarrow H_k(X,A)$ ? Edit: For the second, I try the 1th theorem of ...
2
votes
0answers
96 views

Category of Hilbert Spaces

Is it possible to triangulate the category of Hilbert spaces and bounded linear operators? I assume that one candidate for triangulation is the double dual space. What is a fact is that this ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

finite group homology: $nH_k(G;M)=0$ for $n=|G|$?

Let $G$ be a finite group. Is there a simple proof (if any) that the order of $G$ annihilates the Eilenberg-MacLane homology $H_k(G;M)$ for all $k\geq1$? A simple proof of the statement for ...
2
votes
2answers
132 views

Property of excision of Homology

Please what is the difference between these two excision property: Let $X$ a topological space, $A$ a sub-space of $X$ and $U\subset A$ such that $\overline{U}\subset \stackrel{\circ}{A}$ . The ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

A direct limit of pullbacks

Let an $R$-module $C$ be a direct limit of finitely presented $R$-modules $C_i$, and we have a short exact sequence as follows: $$0→A↪B\stackrel{\pi}→C→0.\qquad (S)$$ From each $C_i$ to the direct ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

In an abelian category,every morphism can be written as composition of epi and mono. [duplicate]

Following Weibel's book on homological algebra, he states without proof that every morphism $f\colon A \to B$ can be written as composition of an epimorphism followed by a monomorphism. After many ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

The injectivity of $f\mapsto f\circ v$ on $\hom(M'',N)$ implies that $v$ is surjective [duplicate]

I'm an undergrad getting familiar with some notions of commutative algebra by reading Atiyah-McDonald. On the exact sequences part, a part of the proof of (2.9) is proving that if $\hom(M'',N)\...
2
votes
2answers
192 views

When does homology commutes with arbitrary direct sums

Is it necessary to have the criteria that the direct sum of a collection of monics is a monic, to show that homology commutes with arbitrary direct sums? Because when I tried to prove the result, I ...
1
vote
0answers
113 views

Injective dimension and Krull dimension of a module

Let $R$ be a regular local ring and $M$ an $R$-module (not necessarily finite), then the injective dimension $\operatorname{id}_R(M)$ of $M$ is finite. When $M$ is finitely generated, we have $\dim(M)\...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

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 $H^2(G,A)=\text{Ext}^2_{\mathbb{Z}[G]}(\...
2
votes
2answers
664 views

Homology commutes with direct sum and product?

I'm looking at exercise 1.2.1 from Weibel's An Introduction to Homological Algebra. (I need to show that homology commutes with direct sum and direct product.) Is it possible to show that ...
4
votes
0answers
60 views

On the definition of groups of multiplicative type

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic 0. The definition of a linear algebraic $k$-group of multiplicative type (m.t.) I've seen the most in the literature is that $G$ is of m.t. if it is a $\bar{k}/k$-...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

Basic computation of exact sequence

Given a long exact sequence of vector spaces: $$...\longrightarrow V_1 \overset{f}{\longrightarrow}V_2\overset{g}{\longrightarrow}V_3\longrightarrow...$$ Given another vector space $W$, is the ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

Homology and topological propeties

i have this theorem with it's proof but i don't understand the last part They use this proposition: My question is Why $\varphi^c\cap U_i$ is closed and pairwise disjoint ? where $\varphi^c=\...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

Minimal injective resolution of a module

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring and $M$ an $R$-module. Let $0\rightarrow M \rightarrow E^{\bullet}$ be a minimal injective resolution of $M$ and $0\rightarrow M\rightarrow I^{\bullet}$ be an ...
1
vote
1answer
146 views

Additive, covariant functor commutes direct limits, then it commutes with direct sums?

Suppose $T:R-Mod \to R-Mod$ is an additive covariant functor that preserves direct limits. (R is commutative, unital. Noetherian if it suits you even). That is, if $(W_{\alpha})_{\alpha \in \Lambda}$ ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

Clarification of a theorem from Chang's Methods in Nonlinear Analysis

The following theorem is taken from Chang's Methods in Nonlinear Analysis. It has a complete proof; however, I have some trouble understanding it (for example, I don't see what $K(f_{\sigma_i})$ means)...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Question about Chains complexes

I have $\mathcal{U}=\lbrace X-U, A\rbrace$ such that $\overline{U}\subset \overset{º}{A}$ and $X=\overset{º}{(X-U)}\cup \overset{º}{A}$ where $X$ is a topological space, $A$ is a subset of $X$ and $...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

An example of short exact sequence which is not exact triangle.

Let $0 \to \mathbb Z/2\mathbb Z \to \mathbb Z/4\mathbb Z\to \mathbb Z/2\mathbb Z \to 0$ be a short exact sequence of complexes concentrated in degree $0$. How can I prove that it cannot be made into ...
4
votes
1answer
173 views

Derived Functors and nice Resolutions

Charles A. Weibel, like many other books I know, introduces the notion of (Left) dervied functros as following: "Let $\mathscr F:$$\mathscr A$$\rightarrow$$\mathscr B$ be a right exact functor ...
7
votes
1answer
278 views

Does the rank of homology and cohomology groups always coincide?

Let $(C_i)_{i \in \mathbb{Z}}$ be a chain complex of free abelian groups. Does the rank of the homology and cohomology groups of $(C_i)_{i \in \mathbb{Z}}$ always coincide, i.e. is $$\operatorname{...
4
votes
1answer
97 views

Composition of bicartesian squares

A commutative square is called bicartesian when it is both pull-back and push-out. In an abelian category, consider two pull-back squares $(X)$ and $(Y)$: $$ \begin{array}{ccccc} A & \...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Example of Tor-Rigid Module

Let $R$ be a commutative ring (with 1) and $M$ a finitely generated $R$-module. We say that $M$ is rigid if for every finitely generated $R$-module $N$ whenever Tor$_i^R(M,N)=0$ then Tor$_j^R(M,N)=0$ ...
3
votes
1answer
37 views

Generalisation of cochain complexes and “curvature”

Someone has mentioned to me that generalizations of co-chain complexes and their cohomology have been studied, where instead of $d^2 = 0$ we have something like $d^2 \alpha = q \alpha $, which is ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

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 $...
6
votes
1answer
194 views

Hypercohomology: finding a resolution for the de Rham complex of $\mathbb{CP}^1 $

Let $\mathbb{P}^1 $ be the complex projective line. Using the standard affine cover, $\mathcal{U} = \lbrace U,U' \rbrace, \ \ $ we can define some quasi-coherent sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^1 $. We can ...
2
votes
0answers
62 views

Derived categories of curves equivalent then the curves are isomorphic

I am a beginner at derived categories and I'm looking for a proof of the following fact: If $X$ and $Y$ are smooth projective curves such that $D^b(Coh\,X)$ is equivalent to $D^b(Coh\,Y)$ then $X$ ...
5
votes
2answers
183 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
124 views

The semidirect product as a deformation of the direct product

The way I think of the semidirect product is as a "deformation" of the direct product. Is there a way of making this intuition precise? Perhaps using some certain (co-) homology theory of groups?
4
votes
1answer
201 views

Question about the Betti numbers

Definition of Betti number at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betti_number The $n^{th}$ Betti number represents the rank of the $n^{th}$ homology group, denoted $H_n$ "which tells us the maximum amount ...
5
votes
1answer
213 views

Simplicial homology of the skeleton of a simplex

Let $n$ and $k$ two natural numbers. We consider the (abstract) simplicial complex $K$ on $n$ vertices $v_1,\dots,v_n$ and such that a subset of $\{v_1,\dots,v_n\}$ is a face of $K$ if and only if it ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Universal property of tensor product of dg algebras

Does the tensor product of dg algebras have a universal property? I have not seen anything about this in the literature.
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Global dimension regular rings of finite type

Have I made an error in my reasoning? If $k$ is a field, $A$ is a commutative regular $k$-algebra of finite type and ${\mathfrak{m}}$ is a maximal ideal in $A$ then since $Ext_{A_{\mathfrak{m}} }(N_{\...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Weibel “Introduction to homological algebra” Main Theorem 4.4.16

I can't understand the proof of Main Theorem 4.4.16 from Weibel's book "An Introduction to homological algebra". The Theorem states Let $R$ be a local noetherian commutative ring, then $R$ is ...
3
votes
1answer
63 views

Question about the proof of the universal coefficient theorem

When deriving the universal coefficient theorem, in class we proceeded as follows: We have the SES: $$0\to Z_\bullet\stackrel{i}{\longrightarrow}S_\bullet\stackrel{\partial}{\longrightarrow}B_{\...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Calculating the intersection product in CH(X)

Let CH$(X)$ be the Chow-Ring of a projective,smooth variety with cycles modulo rational equivalence. Lets assume Kunneth-Formula holds. There is an intersection product CH$^a(X) \otimes $ CH$^b(X) \...
5
votes
1answer
118 views

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' \...
3
votes
1answer
77 views

Hom and $\otimes$ functors on chain complexes.

I can't solve the exercise $2.7.3$ from Weibel's book "An Introduction to homological algebra": Let $P,Q$ be right and left $R$-module chain complexes, $I$ be a cochain complex of abelian groups. ...
2
votes
1answer
58 views

$i^{-1} F$ a sheaf if and only if $\varinjlim_{ U \subseteq X \text{ open}, ~ x,y \in U } F(U) \to F_x \times F_y$ is an isomorphism.

Let $X$ be a topological space containing two closed points $x,y$ and let $i : \{x,y\} \to X$ denote the inclusion map. Notice that $\{x,y\}$ carries the discrete topology. Let $F$ be a sheaf on $X$. ...
4
votes
0answers
183 views

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 ...
6
votes
0answers
319 views

Leray's theorem for cech and derived sheaf cohomology.

My question is about the hypothesis of Leray's theorem. This theorem says that if $\mathcal{U}$ is an open cover of a topological space $X$, and $\mathcal{F}$ is a sheaf over $X$ and if $\check{H}^q(...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

The inverse image of a sheaf

By definition, the inverse image of the sheaf $ \mathcal{F} : \mathrm{Ouv} (Y) \to \mathrm {Set} $ is the sheaf associated to the presheaf $ f^{-1} \mathcal{F} : \mathrm{Ouv} (X) \to \mathrm{Set} $ ...
5
votes
2answers
187 views

Definition of Hochschild homology in terms of Tor functor (bar resolutions)

I had 2 kind of dumb questions about the definition of Hochschild homology in terms of the Tor functor: 1 - Let $R$ be a $k$-algebra and $M$ an $R$-bimodule, let $H_*(R,M)$ be the Hochschild homology ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Global dimension of translation algebra

What is the Hochschild cohomological dimension of the "translation algebra": $\mathbb{C}\langle x,y\rangle/(xy-yx-x)$? I expect it to be $2$, but I haven;t found a serious argument as to why this ...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

Exact sequence from Serre spectral sequence

let me say first that I don't know homological algebra very well, so I apologize in advance if my question is stupid.. It regards the Serre spectral sequence associated to a fibration $0\rightarrow F ...
1
vote
0answers
223 views

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')) ...
3
votes
1answer
49 views

Computing the order of the first cohomology group $|H^1(S_n, \mathbb F_p^n)|$

Assume $n\geq 3$, $p$ is a prime, and that $S_n$ acts on $V=\mathbb F_p^n$ by permuting the basis vectors $v_1,\ldots, v_n$. I want to compute the order of the first cohomology group of this action. ...