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.

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Finite pushforward commute with taking cohomology

Let $f: X \to Y$ be a finite morphism of schemes. How one can show that $f_*H^i(G) \cong H^i(f_* G)$ for any $G \in D(X)$ and any $i \in \mathbb{Z}$? In english, $G$ is a complex of quasi-coherent ...
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Empty set in a simplicial complex

Should the empty set be considered a simplex in a simplicial complex? Which justifications exist for the answer? I guess it is somewhat comparable to $1$ not being a prime number.
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Discrete external product of chains

everyone! Studying algebraic topology I've stumbled on a doubt about (multi)vectors and chains. There exists an external product of vectors, for instance $v_1^1 \wedge v_2^1 = v^2$ where the upper ...
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Possible examples where the Zero Divisor Conjecture does not hold

Given a ring $R$ with a nonzero zero divisor $x$, it is easy to show that if $M$ is a nonzero $R$-module, then there exists $y\in R-\{0\}$ such that $ym=0$ for some $m\in M-\{0\}$. I was ...
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Graduations and filtrations for localizations

I'm trying to answer the following questions: Let $A$ be a (not necessarily commutative) $\mathbb{Z}$-graded ring and $S$ a multiplicative subset of $A$ such that $AS^{-1}$ exists. Is $AS^{-1}$ a ...
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Characterization of the kernel and cokernel of the natural homomorphism between a module and its double dual. [closed]

Let $R$ be a Noetherian ring and $M$ a finite $R$-module. Suppose $$ G \overset{\varphi}{\rightarrow} F \to M \to 0$$ is exact where $F,G$ are finite free modules. Suppose ...
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Tensor product and projective dimension

Let $R$ be a local commutative Noetherian ring and be $M,N$ be finitely generated $R$ modules. Question$1$: If $\operatorname{pd}(M)$ and $\operatorname{pd}(M\otimes_{A} N)$ are finite ,then ...
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Singular $\simeq$ Cellular homology?

Given an arbitrary CW-complex, are the singular chain complex $S_\ast(X)$ and cellular chain complex $C_\ast(X)$ homotopy equivalent or just quasi-isomorphic (some chain map induces isomorphisms on ...
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Hochschild dimension

I'm curious; if $A$ ia a commutative $k$-algebra over a field $k$ of global dimension $n$, then is its $A^e$-projective dimension $2n$ (this is also sometimes called the Hochschild cohomological ...
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When does a functor commute with colimits?

Is it true that an additive functor between abelian categories commutes with colimits if it's right-exact and commutes with (arbitrary) direct sums? If yes, does someone know a good source of a ...
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Homology of mapping telescope

It is stated here http://math.uchicago.edu/~may/CONCISE/ConciseRevised.pdf that if $X$ is an increasing union of the type $X=\bigcup_{i \in I}X_i$ (where $X_i \subset X_{i+1}$), then we have an ...
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Hochschild cohomology of a formal quantization of an associative algebra

Let $A$ be a commutative associative $k$-algebra and let $A[[\hbar]]$ be the formal deformation of $A$. I would like to know if there is a relation between the Hochschild co-homologies ...
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Hochschild (co)-homology of a formal quantization of an associative algebra [duplicate]

Let $A$ be a commutative associative $k$-algebra and let $A[[\hbar]]$ be the formal deformation of $A$. I would like to know if there is a relation between the Hochschild co-homologies ...
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Grade of an ideal greater than the projective dimension of quotient of another one

We know that the grade of an ideal $I$ in a Noetherian ring $R$ is the infimum of the set of all $i$ with $Ext^i(R/I,R)$ nonzero. Also, the projective dimension of an $R$-module $M$ is at most $s$ if ...
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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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Homological algebra (homotopical approach)

I have gone through a couple of courses in homological algebra, in the context of derived functors, abelian categories,... Now I would like to watch it from another perspective: my main interest is ...
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Soft sheaves adapted to $f_!$

I'm reading Gelfand-Manin, Homological Algebra. I understand that the class of soft sheaves is sufficiently large, because every injective sheaf is soft. Now to see that this class is adapted to ...
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From a vector bundle to a Koszul complex

Let $k = \mathbb C$. Given a commutative $k$-algebra $A$, an $A$-module $M$ and a homomorphism of $A$-modules $s:M \to A$, we can construct the Koszul dg algebra. $$K(A,M,s) = \wedge^{-\!*}_A(M)$$ ...
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$\operatorname{Ext}^0$ for free resolutions

I am studying homological algebra for an exam in algebraic topology, and I was wondering: Let $H,G$ be two abelian groups. What is $\operatorname{Ext}^0(H;G)$? Now here's what I have done: We ...
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$\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ projective as $\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$-module

$\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ as $\mathbb{Z}$-module is not projective because isn't torsionfree, but is projective as $\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ module ?
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Pushout and pullback of short exact sequence of groups

I think that there might be some textbooks which introduce the notions of pushout and pullback of a short exact sequence of groups. However, I cannot find any of them. To be precise, for a given ...
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computation of a group homology

A few days ago, I asked a question about a group homology, and it was actually easy. I am continuing computing group homologies, but I am stuck on this: $H_*^{\textrm {grp}}(T, \mathbb{Z}) = ...
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(Co)homology of free symmetric algebra

Let $V$ be a (co)chain complex, and let $Sym(V)$ be the free differential graded-commutative algebra generated by $V$. Definition and examples below in case you don't know what I mean. Question: ...
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Two definitions of homology

Let $f,g$ be arrows in an abelian category such that the composite $gf$ is defined and is given by the zero arrow. I shall try to find a definition for the quotient $\ker g /\operatorname{im} f$, ...
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Relation between faithfully flatness and map of $Spec$

I'm stuck on this exercise ( from Bosch ) : Let $\phi :R \to R' $ a flat ring morphism. Show that $\phi$ is faithfully flat if and only if the associated map $Spec(R') \to Spec(R)$ , ...
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a group homology computation

I was assigned to compute the group homology of $\mathbb{Z}^k$ with $\mathbb Z$ as coefficient ring(with the trivial action): $H_*(\mathbb{Z}^k, \mathbb{Z})$. I know that $H_*(\mathbb{Z}^k, ...
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If two maps induce the same homomorphism, then they are homotopic

If two chain maps $f,g:\mathcal{X} \rightarrow \mathcal{Y}$, where $\mathcal{X},\mathcal{Y}$ are chain complexes with free modules $X_p$ and $Y_p$ over a PID, $R$, induce the same homomorphism in the ...
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Period of a particular finite group

Let $G$ be a group fitting in the following exact sequence: $0 \to \mathbb{Z}/p \to G \to \mathbb{Z}/q^r \to 0.$ Here $q$ and $p$ are primes (not necessarily distinct). It is easy to check (by the ...
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Obtaining Chain Complex from a Cochain Complex

In this question: Constructing a cochain complex out of a chain complex , palio asked how to construct a co-chain complex when given a chain complex as well as how to go in the opposite direction, ...
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chain homotopy equivalence between mapping cone complexes

Given continuous maps $f_i : X_i \to Y_i$ ($i=1, 2$) we may consider the singular chain cocomplexes $$ C^n(Y_i) \oplus C^{n-1}(X_i) $$ with boundary operator: $$ (u^n, v^{n-1}) \mapsto (-\delta u^n, ...
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An inverse limit of a certain inverse system

Let $∆$ be a directed set and $(N_i,f_{ji})_{i∈∆}$ be an inverse system of $R$-modules. Fix $α \in∆$ and consider $(M_i,g_{ji})_{i\in∆}$ as follows: $M_i=N_i$ for $i≥α$, $M_i=0$ for $i<α$, and ...
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Splitting short exact sequence of space groups

I want to prove the following: Assume we have two space groups $G,G^\prime \subseteq \text{Euc}(V) \subseteq \text{Aff}(V)$ which are affinely equivalent, $G \sim G^\prime, \; \text{ i.e. }\; ...
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An exact sequence of unit groups

In the answer of K. Conrad to this question, he mentions a "nice 4-term short exact sequence of abelian groups (involving units groups mod a, mod b, and mod ab)" proving the product formula for ...
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When does a short exact sequence of representations exist?

The context for this question is that I am trying to determine the Grothendieck group of finite-dimensional complex representations of $T = (\mathbb{C}^*)^n$, where $\mathbb{C}^*$ denotes the ...
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Action of the functor Ext$_1(-,-)$ on extensions

Suppose we have an exact sequence of $R$-modules \begin{array}{ccccccccc} 0 & \longrightarrow & L & \overset{f}{\longrightarrow} & M & \overset{g}{\longrightarrow} & E & ...
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If $\text{Ext}^1(\mathbb{Q}/ \mathbb{Z}, D ) = 0$ then $D$ is divisible

This is Exercise 7.15(ii) from Rotman's book, Introduction to homological algebra that I'm doing. If $D$ is an abelian group and $\text{Ext}^1(\mathbb{Q}/ \mathbb{Z}, D ) = 0$, prove that $D$ is ...
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If R and S are artinian and finite dimensional algebras respectively, then the tensor product of them is artinian.

Let $R$ be an artinian algebra and $S$ be a finite dimensional algebra over the field $k$. How can i show that $R\otimes_kS$ is artinian? I know that $S$ is also artinian since it is finite ...
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A Question About Notation (Homology with Local Coefficients)

I am currently reading A J Berrick’s An Approach to Algebraic K-Theory, and I am stuck at one of the propositions there because he does not define homology with local coefficients. Proposition: ...
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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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Characterization of faithfully flat modules

This is an exercise from Rotman, introduction to homological algebra. A right $R$-module $B$ is called faithfully flat if : 1) $B$ is flat 2) If $X$ is a left $R$-module and $B \otimes_R X =0 $ ...
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Dual of Schanuel lemma

This is an exercise from Rotman, Introduction to homological algebra. Given exact sequences of $R$-modules \begin{array}{ccccccccc} 0 & \longrightarrow & M & \overset{i}{\longrightarrow} ...
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Examples of Noetherian local rings which are not Gorenstein

Can anyone give me an example of a Noetherian local ring which is not a Gorenstein ring?
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Injective dimension of $\mathbb Z_n$ as a $\mathbb Z$-module

What is the injective dimension of $\mathbb Z_n$ as a $\mathbb Z$-module? Can one use the well-known fact that $id(M)$ is less than or equal to $i$ iff $Ext^{i+1}(N,M)=0$ for all $N$? Thanks in ...
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Direct limits commute with $\mathrm{Tor}$ functor

How one could prove that direct limits commute with the functor $\mathrm{Tor}$? Of course, I know that $\mathrm{Tor}$ with its first $0$ index is the same as tensor product which does commute ...
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Proving that P/PJ is a projective right module over R/J

If P is a projective right module over a ring R and J is a two sided ideal of R. Prove that P/PJ is a projective right module over R/J . My idea was trying to proof that " $M$ is an $R$-module ...
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$\hom_{\mathbb{Z}}(\mathbb{Q}, C) = 0$ for every cyclic group $C$

This is part of an exercise I'm doing, exercise 2.22 Rotman, Introduction to homological algebra. Prove that $$\hom_{\mathbb{Z}}(\mathbb{Q}, C) = 0$$ for every cyclic group $C$. Any hint ?
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If a direct sum has a projective cover, must the summands have projective covers?

In “Cover of a direct summand” it is asked to show that if a direct sum has a projective cover, and if one of the summands has a projective cover, then so does the other. I gave a solution that works ...
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Finite projective dimension may lead to projectiveness!

Assume a ring $R$ is injective as an $R$-module. If the projective dimension of an $R$-module $P$ is finite could one conclude that $P$ is a projective $R$-module? Probably one should start with ...
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Homology Theory based on “linear symmetric differences”

Homology Theory is based on the idea that if you have a sequence $A \rightarrow B \rightarrow C$ of homomorphisms $f \colon A \rightarrow B$ and $g \colon B \rightarrow C$ such that their composition ...
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Total dimension of the cohomology of a homogeneous space (or of a graded Tor)

I want to calculate the cohomology ring with rational coefficients of a homogeneous space, but would be happy enough to know its total dimension. Let $G$ be a compact Lie group, $T$ a maximal torus, ...