Realization-obstruction exact sequences for Clifford system extensions

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For every action φ ∈ Hom(G, Autk(K)) of a group G on a commutative ring K we introduce two abelian monoids. The monoid Cliffk(φ) consists of equivalence classes of strongly G-graded algebras of type φ up to G-graded Clifford system extensions of K-central algebras. The monoid Ck(ϕ) consists of equivariance classes of homomorphisms of type φ from G to the Picard groups of K-central algebras (generalized collective characters). Furthermore, for every such φ there is an exact sequence of abelian monoids 0→H2(GKϕ∗)→Cliffk(ϕ)→Ck(ϕ)→H3(GKϕ∗). This sequence describes the obstruction to realizing a generalized collective character of type φ, that is it determines if such a character is associated to some strongly G-graded k-algebra. The rightmost homomorphism is often surjective, terminating the above sequence. When φ is a Galois action, then the well-known restriction-obstruction sequence of Brauer groups is an image of an exact sequence of sub-monoids appearing in the above sequence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-985
Number of pages31
JournalIsrael Journal of Mathematics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2022

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