group cohomology, nonabelian group cohomology, Lie group cohomology
cohomology with constant coefficients / with a local system of coefficients
differential cohomology
The cohomology of an object $X$ in an (∞,1)-topos $\mathbf{H}$ with coefficients in another object $A$ is the set of connected components of the hom-space from $X$ to $A$.
Notice that for every (∞,1)-sheaf (∞,1)-topos there is the terminal global section (∞,1)-geometric morphism
In the case that $A = LConst \mathcal{A}$ for $\mathcal{A} \in$ ∞Grpd we say that
the cohomology of $X$ with constant coefficients, constant on $\mathcal{A}$
For $\mathbf{H}$ the (∞,1)-sheaf (∞,1)-topos over an (∞,1)-site $C$, we have that $LConst \mathcal{A}$ is the constant ∞-stack over $C$. Notice that this is the ∞-stackification of the (∞,1)-presheaf that is literally constant (as an (∞,1)-functor) on $\mathcal{A}$. So unless over $C$ constant presheaves already satisfy descent (as for instance over an (∞,1)-cohesive site) the object $LConst \mathcal{A}$ is not itself given by a constant functor on $C^{op}$.
If $\mathbf{H}$ is a locally ∞-connected (∞,1)-topos in that we have a further left adjoint (∞,1)-functor $\Pi$ to $LConst$
then by the adjunction hom-equivalence $\mathbf{H}(X, LConst \mathcal{A}) \simeq \infty Grpd(\Pi(X), \mathcal{A})$ we have that cohomology with constant coefficients in $\mathbf{H}$ is equivalently the cohomology of the fundamental ∞-groupoid in a locally ∞-connected (∞,1)-topos $\Pi(X)$ in ∞Grpd with coefficients in $\mathcal{A}$.
A cocycle
in this cohomology may then be identified with what is called a local system on $X$ with coefficients in $\mathcal{A}$. So in this case we have
The relation between cohomology with local coefficients cohomology in ∞Grpd $\simeq$ Top is discussed at nonabelian cohomology in the section nonabelian sheaf cohomology.
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