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Proposition Let $A_{\bullet }$ be a simplicial abelian group. Then the composite map $\widetilde{ \mathrm{N} }_{\ast }(A) \hookrightarrow \mathrm{C}_{\ast }(A) \twoheadrightarrow \mathrm{N}_{\ast }(A)$ is an isomorphism of chain complexes. In other words, the Moore complex $\mathrm{C}_{\ast }(A)$ splits as a direct sum of the subcomplex $\widetilde{ \mathrm{N} }_{\ast }(A)$ of Construction and the subcomplex $\mathrm{D}_{\ast }(A)$ of Proposition

Proof. The surjectivity of the composite map $\widetilde{ \mathrm{N} }_{\ast }(A) \hookrightarrow \mathrm{C}_{\ast }(A) \twoheadrightarrow \mathrm{N}_{\ast }(A)$ follows from Lemma Moreover, it follows by induction that the subgroup $\mathrm{D}_{n}(A) \subseteq A_ n$ is generated by the images of the maps

\[ \widetilde{\mathrm{N}}_{m}(A) \hookrightarrow A_{m} \xrightarrow { \alpha ^{\ast } } A_{n} \]

where $\alpha : [n] \twoheadrightarrow [m]$ is a nondecreasing surjection and $m < n$, so that the injectivity also follows from Lemma $\square$