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### Is SL(n,Z[x]) generated by transvections?

Is $\mathrm{SL}(n,\mathbb{Z}[x])$ equal to $E(n,\mathbb{Z}[x])$, the subgroup generated by transvections?

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### What does taking the graded algebra do to the Grothendieck group, and its relation to the Chow ring?

Let $X$ be a nonsingular variety. (Perhaps some/all of this works over more general smooth schemes, but let's stick to the simple case.)
In, e.g., Fulton's Intersection Theory chapter 15, and Soule's ...

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### Proof of Merkurjev's Theorem in “The Algebraic and Geometric Theory of Quadratic Forms”

I just have a little question about the above mentioned proof. I'm thinking for days, but I'm still not getting it.
For those who have the book (or want to look it up via google books etc.), it's the ...

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### writing certain diagonal element as a product of unipotents in the unitary group

In the group $SL_2(\mathbb C)$ I can write the diagonal matrix $diag(t,t^{-1})$ as a product of 6 unipotents as follows: $x_{12}(t)x_{21}(-t^{-1})x_{12}(t) x_{12}(-1)x_{21}(1)x_{12}(-1)$ where ...

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### Equivalence of various definitions of arithmetic Chow groups

If I understand correctly, $n$-th arithmetic Chow group of arithmetic variety $X$ is defined as a quotient of the group of pairs of the form $(\sum\limits_in_iZ_i, g)$ where $Z := \sum\limits_in_iZ_i$ ...

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### Rings that are $K_0$ of finite groups

Is there a simple characterisation of all rings which appear as $K_0$ of finite groups? By $K_0$ of a finite group $G$ I mean $K_0(\mathbb C[G])$ which in the same as a ring of virtual characters of ...

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### An extension of $K$-theory to topological $^*$-algebras

What I have in mind is the following: a (sequence of) functor(s) $K_\bullet$ on the category of topological $^*$-algebras (with values in the category of commutative groups) that satisfies (among ...

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### Pull-push formula?

There are many contexts in which the push-pull formula $f_*(f^*(\alpha)\cdot \beta) = \alpha \cdot f_*(\beta)$ holds. I am interesting mostly in the case of algebraic K-theory and Chow rings (under ...

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### Centers of Noetherian Algebras and K-theory

I'll start off a little vauge: Let $E$ be a noncommutative ring which is finitely generated over its noetherian center $Z$. Denote by $\textbf{mod}\hspace{.1 cm} E$ the category of finitely ...

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### When the restriction of derived equivalence to a summand is a derived equivalence as well

I have a question about the equivalence of derived categories. Let $\mathcal{A} = \mathcal{A}'\oplus \mathcal{A}''$ and $\mathcal{B} = \mathcal{B}' \oplus \mathcal{B}''$ are direct sum of abelian ...

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### generalization of result on K_1 of $SL(n,R)$

Let R be a "nice" ring with 1 (e.g. Euclidean domain). Then the subgroup E(n,R) generated by the elements $I+te_{i,j}$ is equal to $SL(n,R)$.
My question is as follows: Instead of $SL(n,R)$ I look ...

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### “Must read” papers in algebraic K-theory?

I'm mainly interested (graduate student) in surgery theory and geometric topology.
If I have a chance to suggest "must read" papers in geometric topology for beginner,
I'm very glad to suggest ...

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### Is the algebraic Grothendieck group of a weighted projective space finitely generated ?

This is to be confronted with Joseph Gubeladze' paper : "Toric varieties with huge Grothendieck group" !

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### Homotopy groups of Fredholm operators

If $X$ is separable complex Hilbert space and $\mathcal{F}$ the topological space of Fredholm operators on $X$, then it is well-known, that
$$ \pi_0(\mathcal{F}) = \mathbb{Z}\, , $$
i.e. the connected ...

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### Group with finite outer automorphism group and large center

Does there exist a finitely generated group $G$ with outer automorphism group $\mathrm{Out}(G)$ finite, whose center contains infinitely many elements of order $p$ for some prime $p$?
A motivation is ...

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### Inverse Galois Problem…and parallelizable vector fields?

Usual approaches to the inverse Galois problem start with realizations of a group $G$ over a larger field, and then try to specialize to ${\Bbb Q}$.
One could also start by building suitable objects ...

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### Is there something like an “f-regular” $K$-theory?

Let $R$ be a ring and $f\in R$. Is there something like an $f$-regular $K$-theory group of $R$ based on the category of $f$-regular $R$-modules, i.e. modules that do not have any $f$-torsion? If ...

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### Waldhausen Additivity in a More General Context

The following arose when I was thinking about a talk at the Midwest Topology Seminar:
Background
I want to consider a generalization of a Waldhausen-like structure on a category $C$ with 0-object ...

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### Gersten complexes in Quillen's and Milnor's K-theories

Consider a good enough scheme $X$ (e.g. an algebraic variety over a field). Let $X_i$ be the set of points of dimension $i$ in $X$. Then we have the Gersten complex in Quillen's K-theory:
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### Map between homotopy groups of O, related to J-homomorphism and K-theory of Z

Let $s \geq 0$ be fixed. The $J$-homomorphism includes $\pi_{8s+1}(SO) = \mathbb Z/2$ in $\pi_{8s+1}^s$, the $(8s+1)$-th stable homotopy group of spheres.
Now regard $\pi_{8s+1}^s = \pi_{8s+1} ...

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### The multiplication on $THH$ of finite fields

Let $k$ be a finite field, $THH(k)$ its topological Hochschild homology spectrum. For essentially formal reasons, we know that it's an $E_\infty$-algebra over the Eilenberg-Mac Lane spectrum $Hk$, and ...

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### Explicit description of boundary map in algebraic K-theory

Recall that for a DVR A with fraction field F and residue field k, there is a "localization" fiber sequence in algebraic K-theory,
$$K(k) \rightarrow K(A) \rightarrow K(F).$$
In Remark 5.17 of his ...

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### Do we have the following “devissage commutative diagram” in K-theory?

Let $X$ be a non-reduced Noetherian scheme. We define $K^0(X)$ to be the Grothendieck group of the derived category $Perf(X)$ and $K_0(X)$ to be the Grothendieck group of the derived category ...

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### Could we extend the exact sequence $K^0(X)\to K_0(X)\to K_0(D_{sg}(X))\to 0$ to the left?

Let $X$ be a variety over a field $k$. We have the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves $D^b_{coh}(X)$ and the derived category of perfect complex $Perf(X)$. It is clear that $Perf(X)$ is a ...

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### Can topological cyclic homology compute Picard groups?

Let $K$ be a number field, and $\mathcal{O}_K$ its ring of integers. Then there is an isomorphism
$$K_0(\mathcal{O}_K) \cong \mathbb{Z} \oplus Pic(\mathcal{O}_K)$$
where $Pic(\mathcal{O}_K)$ is the ...

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### Map from algebraic K-theory to topological K-theory

Suppose that $A$ is a Banach algebra with unit. We can consider $GL(A)$ as a topological group in either the discrete topology or the topology that it inherits from the norm topology of $A$, and the ...

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### What is $K_2(\mathbb{Z}[x,x^{-1}])$?

The question is as in the title: is $K_2(\mathbb{Z}[x,x^{-1}])$ known?

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### Gersten Conjecture for Milnor K-theory

The Gersten conjecture for Milnor K-theory, saying that the Gersten complex $$0\rightarrow \mathcal{K}^M_X\rightarrow \oplus_{x\in X^0}i_{x*}(K^M_n(x))\rightarrow \oplus_{x\in ...

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### Symplectic K-theory

For a ring $R$ consider symplectic K-theory defined as follows: let $\operatorname{Sp}(R) = \lim_n \operatorname{Sp}_{2n}(R)$, let $\operatorname{ESp}(R)$ be the subgroup generated by elementary ...

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### Algebraic K-theory and Homotopy Sheaves

Recently, when I was reading the definition of higher algebraic K-theory, I tried to give myself some motivation by looking at derived algebraic geometry. The constructions for algebraic K-theory ...

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### Central extensions of SL2(R) by U(1) ?

Can somebody please tell me what are the central extensions of SL2(R) by U(1), that is, what is $H^2(SL2(R), U(1)) $ ? Thank you

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### map in K-theory

I have a very stupid question on a map I have seen in K-theory.
The situation is as follows: $X$ is a smooth variety over a field $k$ and $\iota: Z \to X$ is the inclusion of a smooth closed ...

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### Beyond Bloch-Kato conjecture [repost from math.stackexchange]

I have just asked this question on math.stackexchange, and would like to repost it here:
The norm residue isomorphism theorem establishes that the norm residue map between Milnor K-theory of a field ...

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### Coherent sheaves on Proj

Roughly speaking , the question is : when a f.g. graded module induces a trivial coherent sheave on Proj ? More precisely, let S be a (complex) graded polynomial algebra, where the variables have ...

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### Link: Serre's intersection formula <-> Bloch-Quillen Thm / When only intersecting divisors, is there 'shorter' approach of proof known?

In very short:
When proving the equivalence of intersection theory constructed through (Milnor) K-sheaves and their product vs. defining the product via Serre's local multiplicity formula + moving, I ...

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### The definition of $SK_1$ for an arbitrary ring

Let $R$ be a unitary associative ring. If $R$ is commutative, then one defines $SK_1(R)$ as the quotient $$SK_1(R)=SL(R)/E(R)$$ (Definition 2.8 of ...

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### residue and regulator

Let $C$ be a curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. The regulator is a map
$$
reg: K_2(C)_{\mathbb{Q}} \longrightarrow H^1(C(\mathbb{C}), \mathbb{R}).
$$ Here $K_2(C)_{\mathbb{Q}}$ is the K-group tensor ...

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### References for $K_{4k}(\mathbb{Z})$

Weibel's "Algebraic K-theory of rings of integers in local and global fields" says $K_{4k}(\mathbb{Z})$ are known to have odd order, with no prime factors less than $10^7$, but are conjectured to be ...

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### Stable rank of finite rings

Has any finite ring (not necessarily commutative) always stable rank 2 ? How do you prove that or does it follow from something ? May be this question is trivial but I'm not familiar with K-theory.

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### Is there a category whose isomorphisms are precisely the simple homotopy equivalences?

If we start with the category of finite complexes and continuous maps, and then identify two morphisms iff they are homotopic, we get the homotopy category of finite complexes, and it is trivial to ...

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### K-theory of the h-cobordism category

I was reading through Kervaire and Milnor's "Groups of Homotopy Spheres", in which the authors begin to compute the groups $\Theta_n$ of h-cobordism classes of homotopy $n$-spheres (with group ...

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### Is there a simple proof that Milnor $K_2$ of a number field is torsion?

This is a theorem of Garland. I had a look at the original paper which looks pretty complicated. I was wondering if the proof has been simplified over the years or if a different approach is nowadays ...

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### The 4-th generator of $K_1$ group for 3-dimensional NC tori algebra

An $n$-dimensional NC torus algebra $A_\theta^{(n)}$ is defined for any antisymmetric $n\times n$ matrix $\theta$ of real numbers as the universal $C^*$-algebra, generated by unitaries ...

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### Reciprocity laws in different dimensions

Let $M/L/Qp$ be a finite galois abelian extension of local fields and define
$\mathcal{M}=M\{\{T\}\}=\{\sum_{i\in \mathbb{Z}}a_iT^i:a_i\in M,\min_{i\in \mathbb{Z}}, v(a_i)>−\infty , \lim_{i\to ...

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### Relation between 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional reciprocity maps

Let $M/L/\mathbb{Q}_p$ be a finite galois abelian extension of local fields and define
$\mathcal{M}=M\{\{T\}\}=\{\sum_{i\in \mathcal{Z}}a_iT^i : a_i\in M, \min_{i\in \mathcal{Z}} v(a_i)>-\infty, ...

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### Surjectivity of the algebraic K-functor

Let $R \to S$ be a surjective morphism of commutative rings. For a fixed integer $q$, is there any known condition under which the resulting morphism of the K-groups, $K_q(R) \to K_q(S)$ is ...

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### Equivalence of definitions of the Milnor $K$-groups

In Kurihara's paper: "The exponential homomorphisms for the Milnor $K$-groups and an explicit reciprocity law" he difines, in the first page, the $q$-th Milnor K-group for the ring $R$ as
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### Transfers on Bloch groups and scissors congruence groups

I have a couple of questions concerning existence and description of
transfers for Bloch groups and scissors congruence groups/pre-Bloch
groups.
To fix notation and recall definitions:
From the ...

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### Endomorphism Ring of Indecomposable MCM Modules

Let $R = k[[x, y]]/(f)$, where $k$ is algebraically closed of characteristic zero. I'm particularly interested in studying the endomorphism ring of indecomposable MCM (maximal Cohen-Macaulay) modules ...

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### Besides F_q, for which rings R is K_i(R) completely known?

With the exception of finite fields and "trivial examples", which rings $R$ are such that Quillen's algebraic $K$ groups $K_i(R)$ are completely known for all $i\geq 0$?
Here, by "trivial examples" ...