Relative Singularity Categories

Research paper by Huanhuan Li, Zhaoyong Huang

Indexed on: 08 Feb '15Published on: 08 Feb '15Published in: Mathematics - Representation Theory


We study the properties of the relative derived category $D_{\mathscr{C}}^{b}$($\mathscr{A}$) of an abelian category $\mathscr{A}$ relative to a full and additive subcategory $\mathscr{C}$. In particular, when $\mathscr{A}=A{\text -}\mod$ for a finite-dimensional algebra $A$ over a field and $\mathscr{C}$ is a contravariantly finite subcategory of $A$-$\mod$ which is admissible and closed under direct summands, the $\mathscr{C}$-singularity category $D_{\mathscr{C}{\text sg}}$($\mathscr{A}$)=$D_{\mathscr{C}}^{b}$($\mathscr{A}$)/$K^{b}(\mathscr{C})$ is studied. We give a sufficient condition when this category is triangulated equivalent to the stable category of the Gorenstein category $\mathscr{G}(\mathscr{C})$ of $\mathscr{C}$.