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Categories, abelian categories and cohomologies.

Yoshifumi Tsuchimoto

\fbox{Derived categories}

We refer to [1] for a good guide to the theory.

Main idea: Instead of dealing with an object of an additive category $ \mathcal{C}$ , we deal with complexes of $ \mathcal{C}$ . But:

  1. We want to regard quasi-isomorphic complexes as the ``same''.
  2. We want to identify two morphisms to be the same if they are homotopic.