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splicing of short exact sequences

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Homological algebra

homological algebra

(also nonabelian homological algebra)

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Definition

Given a sequence of short exact sequence of the form

0X ni nY np nX n+10 0 \to X_n \overset{i_n}{\longrightarrow} Y_n \overset{p_n}{\longrightarrow} X_{n+1} \to 0

for nn \in \mathbb{Z}, then their splicing is the horizontal composite sequence

Y n1 Y n Y n+1 p n1 i n p n i n+1 X n X n+1 \array{ \cdots && \overset{}{\longrightarrow} && Y_{n-1} && \longrightarrow && Y_n && \longrightarrow && Y_{n+1} && \longrightarrow && \cdots \\ && && & {}_{\mathllap{p_{n-1}}}\searrow && \nearrow_{\mathrlap{ i_n } } && {}_{\mathllap{p_n}}\searrow && \nearrow_{\mathrlap{ i_{n+1} }} \\ && && && X_n && && X_{n+1} }

which is, evidently, a long exact sequence.

More generally, there is splicing of interlocking systems of long exact sequences. See at Exact couple of a tower of fibrations.

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