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Two transfers for ramified or branched covers

Let $\pi: X \rightarrow Y$ be a 2-fold branched cover of complex varieties. I know of (at least) two types of pushforwards associated to this situation: If I'm not mistaken, there is a pushforward ...
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Is there a degree one map from a product $B\times S^1 \to \#_n S^2 \times S^1$ for any n

For any $n \geq 1$, let $\Sigma_n$ denote the closed orientable surface of genus n. In http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.6302, the authors showed that for any $n$, there is a degree two, $\pi_1$-surjective, ...
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Equivariant maps from simplicial complexes to spheres

Given a topological space $X$ with involution $\nu$, the $\mathbb Z_2$-index $\text{ind}(X)$ is the minimum integer $n$ such that there exists a map $f:X \to S^n$ which is equivariant with respect to ...
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Kernel of projection formula

For a closed embedding of compact complex manifolds $$ \iota : Y \hookrightarrow X $$ and any $\alpha \in H^*(X,\mathbb Q)$, we have trivially: $$ \iota^*(\alpha)=0\quad \Rightarrow \quad\iota_*\iota^*...
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What is the relation between sphere spectrum and supersymmetry?

In this this google+ post of Urs Schreiber, he says: "Grading over the sphere spectrum is supersymmetry" and then he redirect us to the abstract idea of superalgebra (in nLab). Are there some ...
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(Geometric) Proof for the projective bundle formula in K-theory

I'm trying to piece together a proof of the projective bundle formula from several incomplete sources. Here's the statement I'd like to prove: Projective bundle formula: Let $\pi: E \to X$ be a ...
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Does $\#_n S^2×S^1$ really admit a map of non-zero degree from $B×S^1$?

In Proposition 4 on page 6 of this paper, http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.6302, the authors claim to produce a degree 2 $\pi_1$-surjective map $f$ between $M=S^1 \times \Sigma_2$ and $N=\#_2 S^2 \times S^1$ ...
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Two natural maps asssociated with the nerve of a cover

Let $X$ be a nice (e.g. paracompact, locally contractible) topological space, and let $\mathcal{U}=\{U_i\}_{i\in I}$ be an open cover of $X$. Also denote by $N$ the (topological realization of) the ...
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Topological localization of (infinite) inverse limits

The classical localization of topological spaces at a given set of primes $\mathcal{P}$ is a functor $\mathcal{T}\xrightarrow{(-)_{(\mathcal{P)}}}\mathcal{T}$ from a suitable category of topological ...
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Passing from T-equivariant to G-equivariant cohomology

Let G=GLn(ℂ) and let T be a maximal torus. Let X be a topological space with a G-action. My question is: when is the canonical map $$H^*_G(X;\mathbb{Z})\to H^*_T(X;\mathbb{Z})$$ injective? Some ...
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Fixed point set for a subcircle of torus actions

Let $T=S^{1}\times S^{1}\times ...\times S^{1}$ ($n$ times) be $n$ dimensional torus and $X$ be a $T$-space. Lemma: If $X$ has finitely many connected orbit type, then there is a subcircle $L=S^{1}\...
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Doubt regarding the definition of slice filtration

Voevodsky defined the slice filtration on the motivic stable homotopy category $SH(S)$ over a Noetherian scheme $S$. In the article Open Problems in the Motivic Stable Homotopy Theory, I, Section 2, ...
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Cohomology of a configuration space of points on $\mathbb C^\times$ with an additional restriction

Let $Conf_{1,n}^3$ be the configuration space of collections of $n$ distinct numbered points on the annulus $\mathbb C^\times$ with an imposed restriction: for any $r\in \mathbb R^+$ the circle $\...
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Compact Vertical Cohomology and Euler Class of CP1

First of all, please excuse my English. I'm not native Englsih speaker, so you will see so many grammer mistakes, I just only hope that my mistkae wouldn't effect what I want to mean. Hi, recently I'...
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Homotopy property of constructible sheaves on stratified spaces

Let $X$ be a stratified topological space (in my case $X$ is a compact space presented as a finite union of locally closed topological manifolds of finite dimension (strata) such that the closure of ...
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Elements of infinite order in the topological mapping class group

Let $M$ be a closed topological manifold, and let $\operatorname{MCG}(M):=\operatorname{Homeo}(M)/\operatorname{Homeo}_0(M)$ denote the topological mapping class group of $M$ ($\operatorname{Homeo}_0(...
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H-space structures on non-sphere suspensions?

It is well known that $S^n$ admits an H-space structure if and only if $n=0,1,3,7$. I'm interested in whether there are other suspensions $\Sigma X$ that admit H-space structures: Question 1 For ...
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Discrete Morse theory: how do zig-zag paths determine homotopy type?

Let $\Delta$ be a simplicial complex (or more generally, a regular CW complex). Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a Morse matching (or equivalently, a discrete Morse function) on $\Delta$. By Forman's theorems, $...
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From relative categories to marked simplicial sets

Both relative categories and marked simplicial sets (over Δ^0) present the ∞-category of ∞-categories. Naturally, one could ask whether there is a reasonably direct way to pass between these two ...
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Fibre bundle and Borel contruction of compact groups

if $G$ is any compact group and $H$ is closed subgroup of $G$, then $G/H\rightarrow X_{H}\rightarrow X_{G}$ is a fibre bundle? ($X_G=X\times _{G}E=\left( X\times E\right) /G $ is orbit space where $X,...
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Closed formulas for topological K-theory?

Let $X$ be a compact manifold. I'm interested in whether any of the following cases admits a general closed formula for (complex)-$K$-theory. Let $E$ be a complex vector bundle with a given line ...
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The homotopy type of the mapping space $Map_{B\rho}(BS^1,BG)$? for $G$ a compact Lie group

Given a homomorphism $\rho:S^1\rightarrow G$ with $G$ a compact Lie group there is an induced map of classifying spaces $B\rho:BS^1\rightarrow BG$. What is known about the homotopy type of the mapping ...
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Fiber bundle and fibration of classifying space [closed]

Let $BG$ is classifying space of $G$ topological group. If $G$ is any compact group and $H$ is a closed subgroup of $G$, then the inclusion map $i:H\rightarrow G$ induces \begin{equation*} G/H\...
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When do colimits agree with homotopy colimits?

I'm wondering about when the colimit and the homotopy colimit agree with diagrams of simplicial sets. I know that hocolim$(F)=$colim$(F_c)$ where $F_c$ is the cofibrant replacement of $F$. However, it ...
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Homotopy fiber of a map between classifying spaces

I'm looking for a reference (and precise hypothesis if more are needed) for the following facts (or a correction, if I'm just plain wrong): Let $G$ and $H$ be topological groups and $f : G \to H$ be ...
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On push-forward of the constant sheaf for fibrations

Let $f\colon E\to B$ be a fiber bundle with a connected fiber $F$, $f$ is proper. Let $\underline{\mathbb{C}}_E$ be the constant sheaf on $E$. Let $f_*(\underline{\mathbb{C}}_E)$ denote its direct ...
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Relative Hurewicz Theorem

For a given zero-reduced simply connected simplicial set $X$, one can define simplicial group $GX$ representing the loop space of $X$, its Abelianization $AX = GX/[GX,GX]$ and show that the map ...
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How many linear independent vector fields can be constructed on a general manifold with $\chi(M)=0$?

We have known how many linear independent vector fields can be constructed on $S^n$:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_fields_on_spheres So how many linear independent vector fields can be ...
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Are infinite simplicial complexes all manifolds?

Are infinite dimensional simplicial complexes manifolds locally modeled on $\mathbb R^\infty=\operatorname{colim}\mathbb R^n$? If they are homotopy equivalent, are they homeomorphic? Of course not. ...
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Universal space for the family of subgroups of a finite cyclic group

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group and let $\mathcal{P}_G$ denote the family of proper subgroups of $G$. The universal space for the family $\mathcal{P}_G$ is a cofibrant $G$-space which does not have $G$-...
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Bockstein morphism of spectral sequences

Given an omega spectrum $E$, there is a type of chern character map given by its rationalization $$r:E\to E\wedge M\mathbb{R}\;,$$ where $M\mathbb{R}$ denotes a Moore spectrum. The cofiber of the map $...
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Source request for $H^*(B\mathrm{TOP},\mathbb{Q}) \cong H^*(BO,\mathbb{Q})$

Let $B\mathrm{TOP}$ denote the classifying space for microbundles, i.e. $B\operatorname{Homeo}(\mathbb{R}^n,0)$. Now we get a map from $BO$ to $B\mathrm{TOP}$ via the inclusion. Let $f$ denote the ...
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Does $\mathbb C\mathbb P^\infty$ have a group structure?

Does $\mathbb C\mathbb P^\infty$ have a (commutative) group structure? More specifically, is it homeomorphic to $FS^2$, (the connected component of) the free commutative group on $S^2$? $\mathbb C\...
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A symmetric embedding of manifolds

Assume that $M$ is a manifold. Is there an embedding of $M$ in some $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ such that the image of $M$ in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ is invariant under each reflection $(x_{1},x_{2},\ldots x_{i},\...
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About the homotopy type of diffeomorphism groups

In this paper by Antonelli, Burghelea and Kahn (Topology, 1972), a homomorphism $L :\pi_i(\operatorname{Diff}(S^n, D_+^{n})) \rightarrow \Gamma^{n+i+1}$ was used as a tool to detect non-triviality of ...
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Does the Tate construction (defined with direct sums) have a derived interpretation?

Any abelian group M with an action of a finite group $G$ has a Tate cohomology object $\hat H(G;M)$ in the derived category of chain complexes. There are several ways to define this. One is as the ...
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Understanding SFH of a product sutured manifold without stabilization

I'd like to understand Juhasz's proposition that If $(M,\gamma)$ is a product sutured manifold, then $$ SFH(M,\gamma) \cong \mathbf{Z} $$. The main sticking point is this -- we know $(M,\gamma) = ...
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Classification of $O(2)$-bundles in terms of characteristic classes

I had asked this question in stackexchange but there seems to be no consensus in the answer It is well-known that $SO(2)$-principal bundles over a manifold $M$ are topologically characterized by ...
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K-theory of non-compact spaces

This is a question on nomenclature of $K$-theory in the topological category. The $K$-theory of a compact space $X$ is defined as the Grothendieck group of the vectorbundles on $X$. The Atiyah-Jänich ...
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relation between representations of homology class

Let X be a topological space, for its homology class [f], we can alway construct a simplicial complex K_f by gluing "cancelling boundary pairs" of f and an induced continuous map f' from K_f to X. ...
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The space of homotopy classes of maps of products of spheres

Proposition 17.6.1 of "Differential form in Algebraic Topology" by Bott and Tu proves the following beautiful result: $[S^{q}, X]\simeq \frac{\pi_{q}(X,x)}{\pi_{1}(X,x)}$ where $S^{q}$ is the $q$-...
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Chern classes of PU(n)-bundles

Let $PU(n) = U(n)/U(1)$ be the projective unitary group and denote by $BPU(n)$ its classifying space. Consider the algebra $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ as an $n^2$-dimensional Hilbert space equipped with the ...
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No matter how many algebraic invariants we attach to topological spaces, there will always be nonhomeomorphic spaces agreeing on all their invariants

A while ago a professor of mine said something along the lines of No matter how many algebraic invariants we attach to topological spaces, there will always be nonhomeomorphic spaces agreeing on ...
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When is the semidirect product of principal fiber bundles a fiber bundle

Let $P_{H}$ be a principal bundle over a manifold $M$ with fiber the Lie group $H$ and let $P_{G}$ be a principal bundle with fiber the Lie group $G$ over the same manifold $M$. Let $h_{ab}\colon U_{...
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Massey products in the Steenrod algebra

When building $kU/2$ via its Postnikov tower, there are some interesting Massey products that show up in the Steenrod algebra, and I'd like to understand them. I bet these appear somewhere in the ...
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Are there familiar expressions for (finite) joins of finite groups?

Milnor construction of the classifying space of a topological group $G$ is given in terms of infinite joins of $G$. Schwarz then proved that the $k+1$ iterated self join of a group $G$ classifies $G$-...
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Topology on the space of constructible sheaves

Let $X$ be a nice compact topological space with a fixed finite stratification by locally closed topological manifolds. At the beginning one may assume that $X$ is a complex algebraic manifold with ...
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N-periodic derived categories

I have some seemingly basic questions about $N$-periodic derived categories to which I have not found answers in any of the usual places. Let $R$ be a ring, and let $D(R)_{\mathbb Z/N\mathbb Z}$ ...
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Whitehead products and Framed Manifolds

The attaching map for the top cell of the torus $S^n \times S^n$ is a map $$ [x,y]: S^{2n-1} \to S^n \vee S^n $$ where the notation is such that $x,y : S^n \to S^n \vee S^n$ are the two inclusions–––...
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Can the groupoid completion of a topological category be recovered from its classifying space?

Let $C$ be a category. The groupoid completion of $C$ is the free groupoid on $C$, i.e. the category $C[C^{-1}]$ obtained by localizing at everything. Recall that the classifying space $\mathbf{B}C$ ...