Homotopy, stable homotopy, homology and cohomology, homotopical algebra.

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### Co-rank of a group with $a^2b^2c^2=1$ (fundamental group of non-orientable surface)

What is the co-rank of a group $$G=\langle a_1,a_2,\dots,a_h\mid a_1^2a_2^2\dots a_h^2=1\rangle,$$ that is, finitely generated group with $h$ generators and one relation?
By co-rank, I mean the ...

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### Unifying Geometry for Characteristic Classes

When working with characteristic classes (more concretely Chern classes), one finds at least four essentially distinct approaches:
Axiomatic Approach. See, for instance, Vector Bundles and K-Theory, ...

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### Knots in 3-manifolds

Consider a closed $3$-manifold $M$ and a knot $K$ in $M$.
Is it necessarily true that $\pi_2 (M \setminus K) = 0$?
If not, are there any conditions on $M$ and/or $K$ to ensure the above 2nd homotopy ...

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### Punctured 3-manifold

Suppose we have a closed 3-manifold $M$, not necessarily simply connected.
What can I say about the homotopy groups of $M \setminus \text{pt}$? ($M$ punctured by one point)
In particular, what ...

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### Triviality of local system extension

Take a nice space $X$. Let us call a local system on $X$ a functor from the fundamental groupoid of $X$ to groups, so that $G$ is a local system on $X$ if for each $x \in X$ there is a group $G_x$ and ...

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### What is the analogue of a Lefschetz Thimble for Morse-Bott critical components (sets of non-isolated critical points)?

Small pre-face: I did an applied math PhD in the UK, but the problem I ended up studying has important ramifications in pure math, specifically to do with the Gauss-Manin connection in the presence of ...

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### A question about a manifold in an $n$-dimensional Alexandrov space with curvature bounded below [duplicate]

Suppose $M$ is an $n$-dimensional Alexandrov space with curvature bounded below(maybe with boundary), subspace $A\subset M$ is an $n$-dimensional manifold without boundary. Then whether every point in ...

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### homotopy fixed points and fixed points

Let $X$ a smooth projective scheme over a field $k$. And let $THH(X)$ denotes the topological Hochschild homology of $X$. Recall that the spectra $THH(X)$ admits an action of the of circle $S^{1}$. ...

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### Bounded dg algebra vs unbounded dg algebras

1)Let $Cd_{\geq 0}ga$ be the category of non negatively commutative cochain dg algebra over a field $\Bbbk$ of charachteristic zero. Let $w\: : \: Cd_{\geq 0}ga\to dg_{\geq 0}Mod$ be the forgethfull ...

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### Lefschetz fixed notation

If $f\colon X\to X$ is a self-map of a nice space with isolated fixed points, then the Lefschetz fixed point theorem relates a global number to local numbers. Some write: $L(f)=\sum_{x\in ...

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### Unstable homotopy groups of spheres beyond Toda's range

In 1962 Toda published his book "Composition methods in homotopy groups of spheres", which contains computations of $\pi_{n+k}(S^n)$ for $k\le 19$ and $n\le 20$. The values of these groups are ...

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### Cap product à la Poincaré

Recently, it became apparent to me that I was not the only one who always first thought in terms of cap product before actually computing a cup product. There is no denying this is evil, but I found ...

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### Contractibility of a poset-indexed colimit

Let $(X,\leq)$ be a poset with distinguished element $p$, and let $P'$ be the poset of "finite chains which weakly descend to $p$" given by all $\sigma = (x_0 \geq x_1 \geq \cdots \geq x_k \geq p)$ ...

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### Generalization of Bracketing (or one of its many equivalences)

I asked the following question on MathStackExchange, but I have not received any answers after almost 3 days. Although it may not be a research level question, I thought I could ask it here.
*"Is ...

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### What is operator tmf?

One of the many wonderful things about K-theory, relative to other generalized cohomology theories, is that it can be defined for not-necessarily-commutative C*-algebras. The resulting construction, ...

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### Homotopical nilpotency of self homotopy equivalence

Given a topological space $X$, ${\rm aut}(X)$ denotes the monoid of the homotopy self equivalences of $X$, that are maps $f: X\rightarrow X$ which admits a homotopy inverse. ${\rm aut}_1(X)$ denotes ...

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### Reference request for non-commutative analogues of exterior algebras

I am reading Combinatorial Group Theory In Homotopy Theory I by Fred Cohen (preprint available on web page). Here is an extract of the paper:
Cohen called $A^R_n$ "a standard tool used in ...

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### Non-unique splittings of homotopy idempotents

By a homotopy idempotent I mean a map $f:X\to X$, where $X$ is a space, equipped with a homotopy $f\circ f \sim f$. In contrast to the situation in stable homotopy theory (where $X$ would be a ...

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### Dehn-Sommerville relations for $\Delta$-complexes

Let $M$ be a closed, triangulated manifold of dimension $m$ and $K(M)$ be its triangulation. Let $f_i$ denote the number of $i$-simplices of $K(M)$. As proved by Klee the face numbers satisfy the ...

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### Question about a theorem of Goodwillie on periodic cyclic homology

In his paper Cyclic homology, Derivations and the Free Loopsace, Goodwillie defines periodic cyclic homology for differential graded algebras (A,d) concentrated in non-negative degree.
Why does he ...

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### Can a subset of the plane have nontrivial $H_2$ or $\pi_2$?

This is a question that occurred to me years ago when I was first learning algebraic topology. I've since learned that it's a somewhat aesthetically displeasing question, but I'm still curious about ...

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### String Orientation and Level Structures

Atiyah, Bott and Shapiro defined orientations of real and complex K-theory that were later refined to maps of ($E_\infty$-ring) spectra
$$MSpin \to KO$$
and
$$MSpin^c \to KU.$$
Likewise, but more ...

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### Principal bundle associated to a fiber bundle

Let $\pi : E\to B$ be a fiber bundle with fiber $F$ over a finite complex $B$ whose structure group is a compact Lie group $G$. How can we determine the principal $G$-bundle associated to $\pi$? For ...

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### Lens spaces and generalized Petersen graphs

Recently I came across this mathoverflow question, in which the number of homeomorphism classes of 3-dimensional lens spaces $L(p, q)$ is computed as a function of $p$. Using the OEIS, I found a ...

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### Lusternik-Schnirelmann category of rational spaces of infinite type

Suppose I have an $n$-dimensional (simply-connected) rational space $X$ with L-S category $k$. Must there be a finite rational subcomplex $K \subseteq X$ with $\mathrm{cat}(K) = k$?
Even better, I ...

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### Parity of self-linking

For a class $x$ in $H_{2k}$ of a 4k-manifold $M$, the self-intersection $x.x$ agrees mod 2 with the cap product of $x$ with the Wu class $v_{2k}$. If instead $x$ is a torsion element of $H_{2k}$ of a ...

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### Generalization of Giroux's Theorem for Higher Dimensions?

Just wanted to know if Giroux's theorem for 3-dimensional contact manifolds can be generalized:
In contact geometry for manifolds of dimension 3 , we have Giroux's theorem , stating that for any ...

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### Uniqueness of Complex Orientation of Morava K-theory

It is known that the $n^{\text{th}}$ Morava $K$-theory at a prime $p$, denoted $K(n)$, is complex oriented. In other words, it admits a theory of Chern classes, or equivalently a morphism of homotopy ...

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### $E_n$-space and n-connected pointed space

Is it true that the homotopy category of group-like $E_n$-spaces is equivalent to the homotopy category of pointed $n$-connected spaces ? If it is true, what should be the statement when ...

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### When is the diagonal inclusion a $\Sigma_2$-cofibration?

Recall that a space $X$ is called locally equiconnected or LEC if the diagonal map $d:X\hookrightarrow X\times X$ is a cofibration. For example, CW-complexes are LEC. There is some discussion of this ...

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### Closure relations between Bruhat cells on the flag variety

Given a Lie group $G$ over $\mathbb{C}$ and a Borel subgroup $B$. There is this famous Bruhat decomposition of the flag variety $G/B$.
How do we prove the closure relations between the cells, which ...

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### Does the polynomial De Rahm functor preserves finite cartesian products?

Let $\Omega^{*}_{\text{poly}}\: : \: sSet\to dg_{\geq 0}Comm_{+}$ be the polynomial De Rahm functor on simplicial sets.
I have the following questions
1) When we have a quasi-isomorphism between ...

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### Is the classifying space of a symmetric monoidal category an infinite loop space?

Wikipedia states:
The classifying space (geometric realization of the nerve) of a symmetric monoidal category is an infinite loop space.
If my mind is correct, Segals delooping machine gives a ...

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### Local index formula for >ungraded< elliptic operators

Let $P\colon E \to F$ be an elliptic pseudodifferential operator over $M$. Assuming that $P$ defines a finitely summable Fredholm module, we may apply the Chern-Connes character to it to get a cyclic ...

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### Singular cohomology of $BG$ and Borel cohomology of $G$

Stasheff, in "Continuous Cohomology of Groups and Classifying Spaces", attributes the following result to Wigner.
For $A$ a discrete abelian group and $G$ a finite dimensional locally compact, ...

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### Question about the h-principle

So generally we define a differential relation to be $\mathcal{R} \subset X^{(r)}.$ In the case that $X=M\times N$ is it possible to have $\mathcal{R}=X^{(1)}$? So in this case the formal solutions ...

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### Is complex surface in CP(3) a two handlebody?

Consider a complex surface given by homogeneous equation in $\mathbb{C}P^3$. Without loss of generality, take
\begin{equation}
S = \{[x:y:z:w] \in \mathbb{C}P^3~ |~ x^d + y^d + z^d + w^d = 0\}
...

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### Generalization of Jordan Curve Theorem

Jordan Curve Theorem says that any plane continuum homeomorphic to $\mathbb{S}^1$ separates the plane into exactly two components.
Now
"Let $\alpha$ and $\beta$ be two homeomorphic plane continua. ...

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### Thom isomorphism from the ABGHR perspective

In ABGHR Thom spectra are described in the following way: we start with a morphism of Kan complexes $X\to \mathbb{S}\text{-line}$, where $\mathbb{S}\text{-line}$ is an $\infty$-groupoid which is ...

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### Action of the homotopy braid groups on reduced free groups

Firstly some definitions:
$B_n$ is the braid group with $n$ strands.
$\widetilde{B_n}$ is "homotopy braid group", which is a factor group of $B_n$ by adding the relation that $A_{j,k}$ ...

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### Action as specified in the extension given by the holomorph

I am reading Braid Groups, Free Groups, and The Loop Space of the 2-sphere
by F.R. Cohen and J. Wu, which is available here.
Here is an extract of the paper:
(Please refer to the paper for ...

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### Failure of “equivariant triangulation” for finite complexes equipped with a $G$-action

Let $\mathcal{S}$ be the $\infty$-category of spaces, and let $G$ be a finite group, and let $BG$ be the groupoid with one object and automorphisms given by $G$.
Consider the $\infty$-category ...

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### Which homology classes from loop space?

Fix a closed connected manifold $Q$ and let $LQ$ denote its free loop space. We can get second homology classes on $Q$ by "doing things" to loops in $Q$.
For instance, if we have a loop of loops, it ...

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### When do zero-simplices of a simplicial diagram determine its homotopy colimit?

Suppose that I have a diagram of simplicial sets $X_\bullet:\mathscr{C} \to Set^{\Delta^{op}},$ with $\mathscr{C}$ a small category such that for each $C \in \mathscr{C},$ $X_\bullet(C)$ is a Kan ...

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### Does $A_{j,k}$ commute with all its conjugates in homotopy braid groups?

Let $\tilde{B_n}$ be the homotopy braid group; namely, in the deformation of braids, a braid string is allowed to intersect itself. Similarly let $\tilde{P_n}$ be the homotopy pure braid group.
I am ...

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### Mayer-Vietoris sequence for topological K-theory

I'm reading the paper Loop groups and twisted K-theory I by Freed, Hopkins, and Teleman. They give some examples of computing (twisted) K groups using the Mayer-Vietoris sequence.
I'm a bit ...

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### Self homotopy equivalence

Given $X$, a simply connected CW-complex of finite type, ${\rm aut}(X)$ denotes the set of its self homotopy equivalences, that are maps $f: X\rightarrow X$ which admits a homotopy inverse (i.e., ...

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### Axiomatization of Degree Theory

I am reading Ruiz's Mapping Degree Theory, and find an axiomatization of degree theory of $\mathbb R^n$ in P38. It says that there exists a unique map $d(f,D,y)\in\mathbb Z$ satisfies
Normality
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### Are there some tables or handbooks of homology and homotopy groups of every manifold which has been calculated?

Are there some tables or handbooks of homology and homotopy groups of every manifold which has been calculated? Or are there some tables or handbooks which list some common calculated results of ...

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### Etale Slice Theorem

I found the Luna's Slice Theorem very Technical. It will be helpful if someone illustrates the geometry involved in the theorem. Also why this theorem so useful?
This is Luna's Slice theorem from a ...