Homology, Homotopy and Applications

Volume 8 (2006)

Number 2

A construction of quotient $A_{\infty}$-categories

Pages: 157 – 203

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4310/HHA.2006.v8.n2.a9


Volodymyr Lyubashenko (Institute of Mathematics, NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Sergiy Ovisienko (Department of Algebra, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine)


We construct an $A_\infty$-category ${\mathsf D}({\mathcal C}|{\mathcal B})$ from a given $A_\infty$-category ${\mathcal C}$ and its full subcategory ${\mathcal B}$. The construction is similar to a particular case of Drinfeld's construction of the quotient of differential graded categories. We use ${\mathsf D}({\mathcal C}|{\mathcal B})$ to construct an $A_\infty$-functor of K-injective resolutions of a complex, when the ground ring is a field. The conventional derived category is obtained as the 0-th cohomology of the quotient of the differential graded category of complexes over acyclic complexes. This result follows also from Drinfeld's theory of quotients of differential graded categories.


$A_{\infty}$-category, $A_{\infty}$-functor, $A_{\infty}$-transformation, $K$-injective resolution, quotient $A_{\infty}$-category

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

16E45, 18G10, 18G55, 57T30

Published 1 January 2006