# Group cohomology of symmetric group:S6

This article gives specific information, namely, group cohomology, about a particular group, namely: symmetric group:S6.

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## Classifying space and corresponding chain complex

The homology and cohomology groups are the same as the respective homology and cohomology groups of the configuration space of six unordered points in a countable-dimensional real projective space. For more on the topological perspective, see configuration space of unordered points of a countable-dimensional real vector space on the Topology Wiki.

## Family contexts

Family name | Parameter value | General discussion of group cohomology of family |
---|---|---|

symmetric group of degree | degree | group cohomology of symmetric groups |

## GAP implementation

### Computation of homology groups

The homology groups for trivial group action on the integers can be computed using the `Hap` package (if the package is installed but not automatically loaded, load it using `LoadPackage("hap");`), specifically its GroupHomology function. The function returns a list of numbers which are the orders of cyclic groups whose external direct product is the desired homology group.

#### First homology group

The first homology group, which is also the abelianization, can be computed as follows:

gap> GroupHomology(SymmetricGroup(6),1); [ 2 ]

This says that .

#### Second homology group

The second homology group, which is also the Schur multiplier, can be computed as follows:

gap> GroupHomology(SymmetricGroup(6),2); [ 2 ]

This says that .

#### First few homology groups

gap> List([1..8],i -> [i,GroupHomology(SymmetricGroup(6),i)]); [ [ 1, [ 2 ] ], [ 2, [ 2 ] ], [ 3, [ 2, 2, 4, 3 ] ], [ 4, [ 2, 2 ] ], [ 5, [ 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 ] ], [ 6, [ 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 ] ], [ 7, [ 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 3, 3, 5 ] ], [ 8, [ 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 ] ] ]