By Jon F. Carlson, L. Townsley, Luís Valero-Elizondo, Mucheng Zhang

Group cohomology has a wealthy historical past that is going again a century or extra. Its origins are rooted in investigations of staff concept and num ber thought, and it grew into an quintessential element of algebraic topology. within the final thirty years, staff cohomology has built a robust con nection with finite crew representations. in contrast to the early purposes which have been basically fascinated by cohomology in low levels, the in teractions with illustration concept contain cohomology earrings and the geometry of spectra over those earrings. it's this connection to represen tation conception that we take as our fundamental motivation for this booklet. The ebook includes separate items. Chronologically, the 1st half used to be the pc calculations of the mod-2 cohomology jewelry of the teams whose orders divide sixty four. the information and the courses for the calculations have been built over the past 10 years. a number of new positive factors have been further over the process that point. We had initially deliberate to incorporate just a short creation to the calculations. even if, we have been persuaded to supply a extra monstrous textual content that might comprise in higher aspect the techniques which are the topic of the calculations and are the resource of a few of the motivating conjectures for the com putations. we've got collected jointly the various effects and concepts which are the point of interest of the calculations from through the mathematical literature.

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There is a homomorphism 7/J : Hi(C*) ® Hj(D*) ----+ Hi+j((C ®D)*) given by 7/J(cls(x) ® cls(y)) = cls(x ® y). Then we have the following. 9. (The Kiinneth Tensor Formula). Suppose that C* is complex of right R-modules and D* is a complex of left R-modules. Suppose that for each n, the R-modules Kn, the kernel of the boundary Cn----+ Cn-1, and the homology Hn(C*) are projective. Then for map each n, the previously defined homomorphism a: is an isomorphism. Proof. For every n, we have exact sequences and where En= an(Cn) S: Kn-1 S: Cn-1· Because Hn(C*) is projective, the top row splits.

Maschke's Theorem [106] of 1898 was the first evidence that the theory would diverge into two parts, depending on whether the characteristic of the field k divides the order of the group G. The theorem is stated as follows. 1. (Maschke} Suppose that G is a finite group and k is a field. Then kG is semisimple if and only if the characteristic of k does not divide the order of G. In the case that kG is semisimple, every module is both projective and injective. Every module is the direct sum of its irreducible submodules, and every exact sequence of modules splits.

Laborious calculations revel that 8 2 = 0. To show that the resolution is exact, we show there exists a contracting homotopy from the augmented complex of the bar resolution to itself. The homotopy begins with s_1 : k --+ Bo given by s_1(a) =a· 1 for a E k. Then for n ~ 0, we define Sn: Bn--+ Bn+l by sn(go &J · · · &J gn) = 1 &J go &J · · · &J gn. Note that the homotopy is a sequence of k-homomorphisms but not kGhomomorphisms. Next we show that for each n ~ 0, IdBn -0 = Sn-10n + 8n+lsn. It is clear that c;s_1 = Idk and also that 81so+s-1c =IdEo· The proof for higher n is a straightforward exercise.