group cohomology, nonabelian group cohomology, Lie group cohomology
cohomology with constant coefficients / with a local system of coefficients
differential cohomology
In stable homotopy theory/cohomology theory a homomorphism of spectra $E \longrightarrow F$ is called a phantom map if it induces (up to homotopy) the zero morphism on generalized homology theories $E_\bullet \longrightarrow F_\bullet$, hence if for every topological space/homotopy type $X$ the induced map of homology groups
is the zero morphism.
The existence of phantom maps implies that despite the Brown representability theorem, there is a subtle difference between generalized (Eilenberg-Steenrod) homology theories and the spectra which represent them: the latter contain in general more information. (Note that this issue is not present when working with cohomology theories instead of homology theories).
In even more classical context, a continuous map $f$ from a CW-complex $X$ to a topological space $Y$ is a phantom map if it is not homotopic to a constant but for every finite CW-subcomplex $Z\subset X$ the restriction $f|_Z:Z\to Y$ is homotopic to a constant.
Between Landweber exact spectra, every phantom map is already null-homotopic. (e.g. Lurie, 10, corollary 7).
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