Geometry & Topology

Homology of FI-modules

Thomas Church and Jordan Ellenberg

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We prove an explicit and sharp upper bound for the Castelnuovo–Mumford regularity of an FI-module in terms of the degrees of its generators and relations. We use this to refine a result of Putman on the stability of homology of congruence subgroups, extending his theorem to previously excluded small characteristics and to integral homology while maintaining explicit bounds for the stable range.

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Geom. Topol., Volume 21, Number 4 (2017), 2373-2418.

Received: 22 February 2016
Revised: 31 August 2016
Accepted: 3 September 2016
First available in Project Euclid: 19 October 2017

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Primary: 18G10: Resolutions; derived functors [See also 13D02, 16E05, 18E25] 20C30: Representations of finite symmetric groups

FI-modules homology Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity


Church, Thomas; Ellenberg, Jordan. Homology of FI-modules. Geom. Topol. 21 (2017), no. 4, 2373--2418. doi:10.2140/gt.2017.21.2373.

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