nLab Lefschetz motive

There exists a motive L\mathbf{L}, called the Lefschetz motive, such that the motive of the projective line decomposes as

h(P k 1)=h(Spec(k))Lh(\mathbf{P}^1_k) = h(\Spec(k)) \oplus \mathbf{L}

Formally inverting the Lefschetz motive in the category of effective pure motives yields the category of pure motives.

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