The Overpath Method

  • P. A. Grillet
Part of the Advances in Mathematics book series (ADMA, volume 2)


We saw in Chapter XII that the cohomology group H 2 (S, G) can be computed by means of functions of two variables in S, namely, symmetric 2-cocycles. The overpath method computes H 2 (S, G) by means of functions of one variable, one for every defining relation of S in any suitable presentation of S. This makes the computation of H 2 (S, G) a finite task whenever S is finitely generated.


Abelian Group Positive Relation Commutative Semigroup Surjective Homomorphism Commutative Monoid 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Grillet
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  1. 1.Tulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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