Chromatic convergence of E(n)-localized homotopy categories - MathOverflow most recent 30 from http://mathoverflow.net 2013-05-21T22:31:49Z http://mathoverflow.net/feeds/question/97984 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/rdf http://mathoverflow.net/questions/97984/chromatic-convergence-of-en-localized-homotopy-categories Chromatic convergence of E(n)-localized homotopy categories Jon Beardsley 2012-05-25T20:25:15Z 2012-05-26T12:47:16Z <p> Given the Chromatic Convergence Theorem, can we state this globally as some convergence in the category of categories? That is, we have the subcategories of finite spectra in each stable homotopy category of $E(n)$-localized spectra, say $\mathcal{L}_n^{fin}$. Is it correct that there should be "inclusion" functors $\mathcal{L}_n^{fin}\to\mathcal{L}_{n+1}^{fin}$? Can we say that if we take some kind of limit (maybe this should be phrased in terms of quasi-categories or something?) we get the homotopy category of finite spectra? </p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/97984/chromatic-convergence-of-en-localized-homotopy-categories/98033#98033 Answer by Fernando Muro for Chromatic convergence of E(n)-localized homotopy categories Fernando Muro 2012-05-26T10:25:01Z 2012-05-26T10:25:01Z <p>You have inclusion and localization functors. The inclusion functors go in the direction you indicate (any $E(n)$-local spectrum is also $E(n+1)$-local), and the localization functors are left adjoints, goint in the oposite direction. In your heuristics, I would consider the localization functors because of the following reason. Given a spectrum $X$ the units of the adjunctions give rise to a tower</p> <p>$$\cdots\rightarrow L_{E(n+1)}X\longrightarrow L_{E(n)}X\rightarrow\cdots\rightarrow L_{E(1)}X\longrightarrow L_{E(0)}X=X_{\mathbb{Q}},$$</p> <p>and the chromatic convergence theorem says that for $X$ a $p$-local finite spectrum, $X$ can be computed as the following homotopy inverse limit</p> <p><code>$$X=\operatorname{holim}_n L_{E(n)}X.$$</code></p> <p>Now we can use this imput for the computation of mapping spaces between two $p$-local finite spectra $X$ and $Y$,</p> <p><code>$$\operatorname{Map}(Y,X)=\operatorname{Map}(Y,\operatorname{holim}_nL_{E(n)}X)=\operatorname{holim}_n\operatorname{Map}(Y,L_{E(n)}X).$$</code></p> <p>If $\mathcal{L}_{n}^{fin}$ denotes the category of $E(n)$-local $p$-local finite spectra, simplicially enriched via mapping spaces (e.g. using the hammock localization), then the sequence of localization functors</p> <p><code>$$\cdots\rightarrow \mathcal{L}_{n+1}^{fin}\longrightarrow \mathcal{L}_{n}^{fin}\rightarrow\cdots\rightarrow \mathcal{L}_{1}^{fin}\longrightarrow \mathcal{L}_{0}^{fin}$$</code></p> <p>can be regarded as a sequence of simplicial functors which are the identity on objects. Given two objects $X$ and $Y$, the formula above shows that the homotopy limit at the level of mapping spaces recovers morphisms in the category of $p$-local spectra.</p> <p>I guess you would now like to say that this means that <code>$\operatorname{holim}_n\mathcal{L}_{n}^{fin}$</code> is weakly equivalent to the (hammock localization of) the category of $p$-local spectra, where the homotopy limit is taken in the model category of simplicial categories. I think this is indeed true, but do not have at hand any reference to confirm it.</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/97984/chromatic-convergence-of-en-localized-homotopy-categories/98036#98036 Answer by Tyler Lawson for Chromatic convergence of E(n)-localized homotopy categories Tyler Lawson 2012-05-26T12:47:16Z 2012-05-26T12:47:16Z <p>As Fernando showed, you do have a functor from the category of finite spectra to an appropriate limit of the categories of $E(n)$-local finite spectra, and this recovers the mapping space between any pair of finite spectra: <code>$${\rm Map}(Y,X) \simeq {\rm holim}_n {\rm Map}(L_{E(n)} Y, L_{E(n)} X).$$</code> However, this can't be made into an equivalence of categories because some non-finite objects show up as limits of finite objects.</p> <p>For each $n$, choose a finite type $n$ complex <code>$X_n$</code> whose $n$'th Morava $K$-theory is nontrivial (hence the $m$'th Morava $K$-theory is nontrivial for all $m \geq n$). Being of type $n$ implies that <code>$L_{E(k)} X_n \simeq *$</code> for $k &lt; n$. We therefore get a system of objects <code>$$Y_n = L_{E(n)} (X_0 \vee X_1 \vee \dots \vee X_n)$$</code> together with natural weak equivalences <code>$L_{E(n-1)} Y_n \to Y_{n-1}$</code> induced by projecting off the factor <code>$X_n$</code>. This assembles into an object in an appropriate homotopy limit category.</p> <p>However, there is no finite complex $Y$ such that <code>$L_{E(n)} Y \simeq Y_n$</code> for all $n$, because the number of cells necessary to build <code>$Y_n$</code> grows in an unbounded fashion. You can check this by observing that the $n$'th Morava $K$-theory of <code>$Y_n$</code> has rank at least $n$ because each wedge factor contributes rank at least 1.</p>